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What is the importance of physical therapy?

After getting into a workplace accident that leaves you dealing with injuries, it may be recommended by your doctor that you go into physical therapy. If this recommendation is made, many professionals suggest that you follow through, as physical therapy (PT) is vital for recovery in many cases.

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy defines the practice of PT as a service providing ways to maintain, develop, or restore a person's physical abilities to their current maximum capacity. Depending on how severe your injury is, this may mean that you don't actually regain full movement immediately. In some cases, you may never have the same abilities as you had before the accident. But physical therapy is usually crucial in getting yourself back up to a functional level.

The main issue that people run into is a financial one. Sometimes, physical therapists are not included in the list of specialists that health insurance will cover. Unlike other types of medical specialists, visits to the hospital, medication, or surgeries, physical therapy is usually counted as something separate. Additionally, it's usually more long-term than surgeries, hospital stays and so on. You may be attending PT for weeks, months or even years in some severe cases. Because of that, some insurance companies won't pay.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident and require physical therapy to regain you quality of life, consider contacting an attorney for more information. They can help you fight for compensation so that you can afford physical therapy, which can be a life-saving thing.

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