Frequently Asked Questions About Our Practice
Why Should I Choose a Private Practice Physical Therapist?
The studies indicate that patients make more visits to physician-owned clinics, and the cost was greater for those patients. Another study indicated that therapy providers spent less time with each patient in physician owned clinics, and physical therapy assistants were substituted for physical therapists.
Another older study concluded that "therapists who had treated patients through direct access were significantly more likely to believe that direct access had benefited them professionally and benefited their patients than were therapists who had not practiced through direct access."
We believe that we can provide you with the highest quality of care available and do it in a cost-effective manner. You will work closely with your physical therapist, and your case will be managed by the same physical therapist from the beginning to the end of your experience with us.
Mitchell, J., Scott, E., Physician Ownership of Physical Therapy Services: Effects on Charges, Utilization, Profits, and Service Characteristics, Journal of the American Medical Association, 1992.
"Joint Ventures Among Health Care Providers in Florida," State of Florida Health Care Cost Containment Board, 1991.
Domholdt E, Durchholz AG. Direct access use by experienced therapists in states with direct access. Phys Ther. 1992 Aug;72(8):569-74.
Federal Office of the Inspector General May 1, 2006 - This report calls into question billing processes done by non-physical therapist owned practices.
Who Will See Me?
At Aspen Hill Physical Therapy, you will be evaluated by one of our licensed, highly-trained physical therapists, and he or she will treat you during subsequent visits. We feel it is very important to develop a one-on-one relationship with you and to maintain continuity of care. Since only one physical therapist knows your problems best, he or she is the one that will be working closely with you to speed your recovery.
What Happens If My Problem or Pain Returns?
Flare-ups are not uncommon. If you have a flare-up, give us a call. We may suggest you come back to see us, return to your doctor, or simply modify your daily activities or exercise routine.