Physical therapy practices are adjusting to rapidly changing market conditions and technological advancements, according to an article on the Medical Construction & Design website.
Aging baby boomers are impacting the ways in which these facilities are being designed.
More traditional modalities, such as ultrasound, heat and ice, are being replaced by cold laser, dry needling, cupping, hydrotherapy pools and cryotherapy chambers, the article said.
Many facilities lack the necessary space and structure to handle the latest technology and when you add the financial limitations due to poor insurance reimbursement rates, many outpatient orthopedic clinics are struggling to survive.
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