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I get all that – but all of what you said further supports the argument that people shouldn’t have to go through a doctor to see a physical therapist.
I agree that the money spent is a great investment – but if one’s insurance covers x number of physical therapy sessions a year, then why do I need a doctor (who’s best interest is me NOT seeing a physical therapist if they’re a surgeon) to give me a referral in order to get that preventative treatment. Especially when they don’t understand the entire population.
Why? – Because the system is set up that way. My question is: Is the way the system is set up appropriate and in the populations best interest?