Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It Just Keeps Getting Better

This just in: There will be no physical therapy for me. Insurance doesn't cover it unless it follows a surgery.

The irony, of course, is without physical therapy, there may be a good chance I'll end up needing surgery later down the road.

Is this a great country or what?


thursdaynext.21 said...

last semester when Jack needed Physical Therapy with no insurance, We found a great therapist who was willing to work out a reduced price per visit, plus payment plan. If you want his name, let me know. He charged us $40 a session and threw in some free ones--- and we were there for over 12 visits.

Jennie said...

Oh. My. Lord. Things just keep getting better and better, don't they? I'm sorry to hear about that.

mgm said...

Does your university health center have a physical therapist? You might be able to get a referral to that PT and not have to pay for it since it would be covered by your health fee.

AcadeMama said...

mgm: ooh, that's a great idea! i'll check it out..

thursday: if the health center thing doesn't work out, i'll get with you to get name of Jack's PT. Maybe a few sessions would be enough to at least teach me the exercises that would help most.

thursdaynext.21 said...

Also, one of the key components to PT (Atleast for Jack) was using a TENS unit--- they stick little electrodes on a section where there is tissue damage, and the electrical impulses stimulate cell regrowth. It's not used for all problems (maybe not yours), but the therapist suggested we buy one (cost 40.00) and that way J still has the ability to use that once a week without paying for a therapist.