A recent survey of more than 2,000 Americans found that about a quarter (24%) are “most likely to pay a copayment of $40 or less without hesitation.”
The survey was commissioned by ATI Physical Therapy, one of the largest physical therapy service providers in the United States.
One-third of Americans (33%) said that physical therapy is one of the outpatient medical services for which they are most likely to pay a copayment of $40 or less without hesitation. Other health care services Americans are most likely to pay a copayment of $40 or less without hesitation, including emergency care visits (55%), regular screening/check-ups (35%), prescriptions (33%), and spine Massage therapy services (24%).
“While it is not clear whether these results are directly related to the experience of many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that the prolonged impact of working from home on our bodies, coupled with the additional focus on healthcare costs and services, is changing Consumers’ perceptions of priority preventive health services,” said Dr. Charles Thigpen, Senior Director of ATI Physical Therapy Practice Innovation and Analysis.
In October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and National Chiropractic Physicians promoted the benefits of exercise during the National Chiropractic Health Month with the theme of “Keep moving!” Emphasize how more exercise can enhance physical and mental health.
“With their expertise in musculoskeletal health, chiropractic physicians have helped many people move on in the past year, including those in physically demanding frontline jobs,” ACA President Michele Maiers, Washington, DC, Public Master of Health, said the doctor. “A chiropractor is a resource for anyone looking for a natural way to relieve pain, promote health, and build physical fitness.”
Worldwide, back pain is the only major cause of disability, making it impossible for many people to engage in work and other daily activities. Back pain causes the loss of more than 264 million working days in a year-this is two working days for every full-time employee in the country, and it is estimated that 80% of people will experience back pain in their lifetime.
Survey method: The survey was conducted by Harris Poll Representative ATI Physical Therapy on AOL from July 29 to August 2, 2021, involving 2,099 adults 18 years and older. This online survey is not based on probability samples, so estimates of theoretical sampling errors cannot be calculated.