Many physicians own their own therapy department. While there are some good therapists working for physicians, many studies have demonstrated disadvantages to the patient. One study found physician-owned clinics treat patients for 50 percent more visits than do independent clinics (1) Another study demonstrated that self-referral increases the cost of medical care covered by workers’ compensation for each of the three types of service studied physical therapy, psychiatric evaluation, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (2) Still one more study indicated that licensed and non-licensed therapy providers spent less time with each patient in physician owned clinics and physical therapy assistants were substituted for physical therapists. Physicians will claim they work better with therapist on site and a better continuum of care. Private practice therapists are very qualified and always follow protocols set by orthopedic physicians.
My experience at AthletePlus, was the best. They helped me be more flexible and a strengthening my hip.
Fantastic, I would recommend it to anyone and a nice friendly caring atmosphere. They will help you with what ever your needs are.
My experience was very good and my physiotherapist was very informative. I am happy to come back here again after my knee surgery.
Overall a very positive experience. The staff has been very professional and have provided me with not just therapy, but a method to continue my work outside the center. All the exercises provided have been such that they can be integrated into my normal workout routine. This should allow me to work on any problems on my own in the future. I have been very pleased with the progress I made and with the program.
I started my physical therapy in a significant amount of pain. After a couple weeks I stopped taking pain medicine because I was experiencing so much relief from pain. The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable. Every visit was a positive experience.
It was really good, they help me recover faster then I thought. Definite 10/10. * Update: This patient recently set a school record in 400 m in track in 2016
I feel that I have gotten stronger and I have learned what me weak areas are. I also think that I have learned some things that I need to avoid.
I felt that the people and atmosphere were very supportive and helpful. I appreciated the patience and humor of the therapists. I would recommend Athlete Plus looking to get healthy.
they defiantly helped me get my knees back to where i wanted them and even make them stronger.
My experience here was amazing! I had great service and a speedy recovery thanks to AthletePlus!