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Why Choose Out-of-Network Physical Therapy?

January 24, 2022

Mend was founded on the pillars of delivering the highest quality care, one-on-one treatments with doctors of physical therapy, and cost and time efficiency. Being an out-of-network provider allows Mend to fulfill each of these goals.

Numerous studies show that out-of-network clinics deliver superior patient care. We are proud to say that we get people better faster, allowing you to get back to your lifestyle or sport in less time and fewer visits.

Every appointment at Mend is 1 hour, one-on-one with a doctor of physical therapy. Many clinics have patients working with support staff who are inadequately trained in exercise modification and patient safety procedures. Using an out-of-network model allows us to spend more time with each patient, creating the ideal environment for healing.

It is a myth that out-of-network physical therapists are more expensive than in-network. A study by Pulford and colleagues found that over the full course of care, patients spent less money and got better in a shorter time at out-of-network clinics compared to their in-network counterparts. In these times of high-deductible plans and expensive copays, the clear pricing structure at Mend eliminates the unexpected expenses of an insurance company.

Consider that if you haven’t met your insurance deductible for the year, you will be paying out-of-pocket for all physical therapy services, even with in-network providers. Most in-network clinics will push to see patients more frequently, for shorter appointments, and you will owe a copay every time. At Mend we are dedicated to creating a treatment plan that works best for your condition and your unique life circumstances.

To see the superior care an out-of-network physical therapist can provide, schedule a free consultation in Boulder, CO to experience the difference for yourself.