When you’ve been severely injured in an accident, your physical and occupational rehabilitation is key for you to be able to manage pain, improve stamina, learn how to do tasks again (or learn an alternative way to achieve them), and in general, get a great support team behind you.
But how do you know which rehabilitation center to choose? How do you know what qualifications to look for in a physical or occupational therapist?
We’ll break down how to find the right rehabilitation center for you to suit your specific needs—and so you can get to feeling better as soon as possible.
MAKE SURE THEY ACCEPT YOUR INSURANCE
One of the first things you need to determine is whether they accept your health insurance before you set foot into an appointment. Medical bills are expensive, and they can especially rack up if this particular rehabilitation center doesn’t take your insurance. If you have questions, call your insurance company to see if they can give you a list of providers who would fall under your plan.
ASK IF THEY SPECIALIZE IN YOUR CONDITION
After you’ve determined that this rehabilitation center is covered under your insurance, then you’ll need to ask if they specialize in your particular condition. When you’re seeking a rehab center to treat your injuries, you want to ensure that you’re getting the best possible medical care. If they don’t offer much treatment for your specific condition, you may want to consider another place.
ASK HOW MANY PATIENTS THEY TREAT AT ONE TIME
Some physical therapists will only work with one patient at a time, whereas others will choose to work with a group of two or three patients in the center at once. If you don’t feel comfortable being treated in a group setting, or if you feel like you would see more progress in a group atmosphere, then be sure to mention that to the physical therapist to see what options are available.
FIND OUT ABOUT THEIR CANCELLATION POLICY
Before you begin work with your physical or occupational therapist, you should ask what their cancellation or no-show policy is. Sometimes there may be an occasion where you are unable to make it to an appointment, and it’s good to know upfront if there will be any additional costs incurred.
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