Discover the most important factors to consider when you are looking for a Physical Therapist online.
It’s easy - Just remember the word M.O.S.T.…
M is for Money
If you have health insurance make sure you check your benefits. You can find out most of this information before you go and see a provider. Call the number on your insurance card and have that card near you during the call (they’ll need your policy number and some other personal information).
Checking your benefits allows you to make an informed decision about where to go based on how much you will be financially responsible for.
For example, you may be responsible for your deductible and/or for a co-payment or for co-insurance.
Your benefits may also have restrictions about:
If you don’t have insurance check with the provider you choose about cash plans and payment options.
O is for Offices
Find out where the office (or offices) is located so you can figure out how close they are to you.
Time and distance to travel to and from your home or office will be a major consideration especially if you will need to go several times per week.
A fast and easy way to check location and travel time is to use Google maps and use the “directions” feature.
S is for Specialty
Did you know that Physical Therapists often specialize?
For example my offices specialize in Outpatient Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
This means that
This means that if you have a specific need make sure the office you choose specializes in and has experience working on that problem. For example if you have arthritis in your knee make sure they specialize in orthopedics. If you prefer one-on-one care call to make sure they offer it.
T is for Testimonials
Ask friends and family members if they can recommend a good Physical Therapist nearby for the specific problem you have.
If you decide to search for one online be sure to read reviews to find out what others have to say.
You may find these in your search engine results (i.e. when you look at the results from Google).
Or you may find reviews on the company website (i.e. some of our reviews are compiled by a third party company and listed at ptprofs.com/reviews).
You can also check and make sure the person you are going to see (the specific Physical Therapist) is
To do this