I'm wondering how many people are cut short on their physical therapy by insurance limitations and what happens when you feel you still need the support, accountability, and especially the guidance while increasing exercises and activities. My therapist and I have have had the frustration of being cut short twice now. We've gotten only so far as to reduce the spasms and pain, but have not really finished getting the flexibility I need and we have not begun the strengthening we both feel I need to support my low back. I'm doing what exercises I can at home, but the stretches require his work. I'm working full time and going to school in the evenings, so fitting in time for the health club is difficult, and besides - with my tendency to either overdo things or become complacent when I feel no change, I could surely get myself into more trouble!
I'm incredibly frustrated knowing that insurance will pay thousands for surgery, but will cut me off when it comes to preventative therapy for which my co-pay is 250% higher than what they have to pay after their "discount". With the actual bill for my sessions at approximately $200 each, and these are twice a week, there is no way I can afford to continue it on my own. The co-pays have been hard enough!
Any feedback, suggestions? :?