A recent poll of more than 2,000 Americans found that roughly one in four (24%) “would be most likely to pay a co-payment of $ 40 or less without hesitation.”
The survey was commissioned by ATI Physical Therapy, one of the largest providers of physical therapy services in the country.
One-third of Americans (33%) say physical therapy is one of those outpatient medical services they would be most likely to pay an additional $ 40 or less for without hesitation. Other health services that Americans are most likely to pay an additional $ 40 or less for include urgent care visits (55%), regular checkups (35%), prescriptions (33%), and chiropractic services (24%).
“While it is unclear whether these results are directly related to many Americans’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of prolonged homeworking on our bodies seem to be related to the added focus on health care costs and services. are changing consumer perceptions of priority preventive health services, ”said Dr. Charles Thigpen, Senior Director of Practice Innovation and Analytics at ATI Physical Therapy.
In October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractic doctors promoted the benefits of exercise nationwide during National Chiropractic Health Month under the motto “Keep Moving!” It highlights how more exercise can improve physical and mental health.
“With their expertise in musculoskeletal health, chiropractors have helped many people keep moving over the past year, including those with physically demanding front-line jobs,” said ACA President Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD. “Chiropractors are a resource for anyone seeking a natural approach to pain relief, health promotion, and physical fitness.”
Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and prevents many people from doing both work and other everyday activities. Back pain accounts for more than 264 million working days lost in a year – that’s two working days for every full-time employee in the country, and an estimated 80% of people will experience back pain during their lifetime.
Survey Method: This survey was conducted online in the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of ATI Physical Therapy between July 29 and August 2, 2021 among 2,099 adults 18 years and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore an estimate of the theoretical sample error cannot be calculated.