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‘Obamacare’ and Physical Therapy

by | Mar 7, 2014 | Physical Therapy

Regardless of what side of the ‘Obamacare’ campaign you are on, one thing that is a fact is you now have improved access to physical therapy services because of it.


The new law, officially called the Affordable Care Act, has resulted in the creation of an improved Health Insurance Marketplace. This Marketplace offers several coverage options meant to fill holes that have prevented some Americans from acquiring insurance in the past. Additionally, the essential health benefits umbrella under ‘Obamacare’ extends to things like wellness services, including physical therapy.

Why is physical therapy now included in many plans versus before?  Well, physical therapy and other cost-effective preventative and rehabilitative treatment options are less expensive options when compared to surgery. Plus, preventive care and post-care with rehab has been proven to help people by 60% when it comes to recovery.

ODOM Health & Wellness provides therapy and rehabilitation in six different locations currently. Through a partnership with New Perspective Senior Living, OHW provides outpatient physical and occupational therapy in senior living communities in three different states. Please click here to learn more about our services and our staff: https://odomhealthandwellness.com/meet-staff/physical-therapy-staff/