Oct 28th 2021

The Value of Musculoskeletal Conservative Care

October is National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy (PT). Approximately 41% of U.S. adults describe PT as “very effective” at treating back and neck pain. According to a study published in the journal Health Services Research, patients with a new episode of lower back pain who begin treatment with physical therapy instead of an MRI show a 72% reduction in first-year treatment costs.

Listen below to hear American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) leaders Elise Latawiec and Kelly Sanders, and eviCore healthcare musculoskeletal leaders Dr. Robert Westergan and Victoria Rupakus, in a discussion moderated by medical benefits management veteran, David Baird. Learn more about (1) the value of musculoskeletal conservative care, (2) virtual care and its effect on physical therapy, and (3) the future of conservative care.