Redbud CEO Jeff Jankowski featured in Tulsa Lifestyle article on the importance and cost efficiency of physical therapy with health care costs rising
Have you got a pain in the neck…and no not your in-laws or the next door neighbors? And yes, I know those can be real pains too. But I am talking about the actual physical pains that keep us up at night or take us away from the activities that we love doing. Most everyone out of childhood knows about the aches and pains associated with just living. Perhaps it’s an old sports injury or the repercussions of a car wreck that keep us from feeling at our best.
Whatever it might be, there is hope. Within the last several years, physical therapy has grown into one of the most important elements to getting people back to their former healthy selves, according to Jeff Jankowski, CEO for Redbud Physical Therapy. Leading the way to this alternative treatment program is Redbud Physical Therapy which has been serving NE Oklahoma for over 20 years and currently has 15 locations. The company began with a small practice in Sand Springs and has grown to serve countless patients over their career.
Physical therapy actually saves patients money on health care costs, Jankowski explained. He said that when someone comes to them immediately following an injury, the costs are considerably lower than traditional methods under a physician’s care. He also explained that this knowledge may not be very well known and that understanding the factual information about physical therapy can not only reduce a patient’s cost over the course of treatment but accessing physical therapy within 14 days after an injury can lead to a 50 percent reduced cost in back pain costs alone. For those patients who have an MRI before seeing a physical therapist first, have $4,793 higher costs. One study also found that using physical therapy as a first treatment strategy resulted in 72 percent fewer costs overall within the first year.
Read the rest from Tulsa Lifestyle’s C.L. Harmon here!