Why choose a Physiotherapist?
1. Find a physical therapist near you (we'll help).
Use our Find a Physio page to see our local listings and physiotherapy clinics. All physical therapists in Find a Physio are members of the Barbados Physical Therapy Association.
2. Consider if you want to see a specialist
Many physical therapists achieve specialisation through advanced education and training in one or more areas:
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary.
Hydrotherapy/ Aquatic Therapy
3. Make sure you receive physical therapy from a registered physiotherapist.
Only registered physiotherapists are included on our Find a Physio page. Otherwise, be sure your physiotherapist uses the credentials "RPT" (which stands for registered physical therapist) or "DPT" (which stands for doctor of physical therapy).
4. Contact the physical therapist's clinic to ask about services they offer.
All physical therapists are prepared through education and clinical experience to manage a variety of conditions and injuries.
Some physical therapists focus on a particular condition (low back pain, for example), or a specific age group (such as children or older adults), or practice in a specific setting (such as outpatient clinics, hospitals or home care).
Ask if the physiotherapist regularly treats people like you. If they don't, they will often be able to refer you to another physiotherapist who does.
5. Ask whether the clinic will submit insurance claims on your behalf.
Some insurance policies require a copayment. A copayment is a fixed amount you pay for covered care after you have met your deductible. Your deductible is the portion you must pay before insurance benefits begin. Your copayment may depend on whether the physical therapist is part of your insurance provider's network.
The clinic should be able to help you estimate the amount for which you are responsible. It is best to contact your insurance company before treatment to verify your out-of-pocket costs.
6. Know your rights.
You have the right to choose any physiotherapist who participates in your health care plan. Some doctors have a financial interest in physical therapy practices. If they refer you to a physiotherapist in their office, you are not required to go there.
Choose more movement. Choose better health. Choose physical therapy.
Adapted from The American Physical Therapy Association.
Physical therapists treat people of all ages and abilities.
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