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How Much Does Physical Therapy Cost?

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Estimating Physical Therapy Cost In 2024

People experiencing consistent body pain or limited joint mobility need to consult physical therapy specialists for fast recovery. Our sedentary lifestyle is making these conditions worse these days. Recently, a survey showed that in the US, 300 million physical therapy sessions are booked every year. But how much does physical therapy cost per session? Though a single session can cost you between $75 to $120, but the price depends on several factors. So, we have brought you a one-to-one cost breakdown to estimate the average physical therapy cost.

Physical Therapy Cost Breakdown

Treatment Cost

Cost Per Session

The overall physical therapy session cost significantly depends upon the therapy methods and approach adopted by the therapist. Short-term injuries cost less than severe injuries and long-term treatment. Throughout treatment, you will go through several stages that will charge you differently.

For example, your first session might only be a diagnostic session and cost between $35 to $80. However, the upcoming sessions can be expensive with additional treatment methodologies.

Cost Per Hour

Many hospitals charge patients on an as-per-hour basis for physical therapy treatments. The average cost per hour can be expected to be between $20 to $75. However, the cost can vary depending on several factors, like the treatment method and the therapist’s experience.

Therapist Cost

Cost Per Session

The experience and record of the therapist also affect the cost of Physical therapy. Specialists and experience holders charge more in comparison to practitioners. Top-level PTs generally charge up to $100 per session.

Cost Per Hour

Many premium clinics and hospitals in urban locations charge hourly for consultation with the therapist. The average cost can range between $50 to $100 per hour. The cost significantly varies depending on your time with the therapist.

Treatment Modalities Cost

Cost Per Session

Several equipment and manual techniques are used during the treatment process apart from diagnosis. Hospitals can charge for these modalities separately. The average cost per session for treatment modalities can vary between $30 to $100.

Cost Per Hour

Certain techniques and equipment are used only when required during sessions. Therefore, hospitals and clinics charge patients based on the effective hours used by these equipment. The average cost can vary between ₹25 to ₹100.

AspectAvg. Cost/SessionAvg. Cost/Hour
TherapistUp to $100$50-$100
Treatment $35-$80$25-$75
Treatment Modalities$30-$100$25-$100

Type Of Treatment or Clinic

Nowadays, location plays a significant role when we are discussing medical bills. Physical therapy sessions come with a higher price tag in urban areas compared to slightly less popular locations. Moreover, the cost also varies according to the facility.

Specialized Hospital

At a specialized hospital, patients can receive treatment from the city’s best physical therapy specialists, round attention, and medications. However, all these can raise the treatment price up to $4500.

Personal Clinic

Many of the PT specialists operate specialized clinics for physical therapy in the city. Patients often visit these clinics for follow-ups and regular treatments. The average cost per visit can be expected to be between $150 to $750.

In-Home Treatment

Some of the patients prefer to take treatment right at home. It includes regular exercises, pain reduction practices, aquatic therapy, and specialized sessions at home. The average expected cost for home sessions ranges between $1200 and $2000.

In Network vs Out Network Physical Therapy Cost Per Session

A healthcare provider is considered in-network when they have an agreement with your health insurance company to accept a reductant fee on treatments. Furthermore, being out of network simply indicates that no formal contract exists. Both in-network and out-network services can impact physical therapy costs.

Out Network Physical Therapy Cost Per Session

Physical therapy provided by medical professionals not registered under contract with your health insurance company is called out-of-network treatment. These providers can charge their own prices for services. It can be greater than what in-network providers charge. Your insurance plan could still pay for out-of-network physical therapy visits. You can be liable for the balance, also called balance billing—between the amount charged by the out-of-network provider and what your insurance plan deems to be a fair and typical sum.

Nevertheless, there may occasionally be benefits to using an out-of-network service.

In Network Physical Therapy Cost Per Session

Physical therapy offered by medical professionals under contract with your health insurance organization is called in-network treatment. In-network providers often agree on certain service pricing since they have negotiated rates with your insurance carrier.

Your insurance plan will often pay a bigger percentage of the costs if you see a physical therapist who is in your network, meaning you’ll probably pay less out of cash for things like copayments or coinsurance.

You will often save more money with in-network providers due to their negotiated pricing and acceptance of your insurance.

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Insurance Dependent Cost

Physical Therapy Cost With Insurance

The price range for physical treatment sessions is $20–55. Most insurance companies can pay for at least half of the expenses. However, access to coverage is contingent upon payment of your annual deductible, which may vary from $250 to $1250 or more. Before the therapy is paid for or reimbursed, your PT will often require a recommendation from an orthopedic physician or your general care physician.

Physical Therapy Cost Without Insurance

The kind and extent of the damage determines the real cost you incur. For one evaluative assessment, the typical out-of-pocket cost is $150. You could have to pay up to $225 to receive training and consulting in the same session.

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In summary, physical therapy cost depends on several factors. Therefore, a keen understanding of all aspects should be clear before sessions. Try to analyze cost by comparing different physical therapy clinics. If you have any doubts, contact the renowned Advanced Medical Group, for consultation.

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