Workplace injuries remain far too common in Wisconsin. According to the U.S. federal government data, there were nearly 85,000 work-related injuries and illnesses reported in the state in 2016. Many other people suffered injuries in car accidents, fall accidents, and in other unavoidable circumstances. For those who have suffered serious injuries, physical therapy (PT) is a frequently prescribed form of medical treatment.
At Wisconsin Medical Group, our Wisconsin physical therapists are committed to providing the best rehabilitative services to injured victims throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. We frequently work with patients and legal professionals who are filing workers’ compensation claims or personal injury lawsuits.
Our physical therapists work tirelessly to ensure that our patients’ claims are properly documented so that they can get access to all available financial compensation in order to pay for their medical costs. If you or your client needs physical therapy in Wisconsin, please do not hesitate to contact us today to request an appointment.
Injured Victims Deserve the Best Medical Treatment
If you were injured on the job, you deserve top-quality medical treatment. Under the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Act, injured employees are entitled to receive health benefits without paying any out-of-pocket medical expenses. Workers compensation insurance companies are obligated to pay for all medical treatment that is ‘reasonable and necessary’ due to an on-the-job injury. Injured workers should not be held responsible for these expenses.
In many cases, injured victims require considerable ongoing medical care and support, including physical therapy and other comprehensive rehabilitative treatment. When necessary for recovery, injured Wisconsin workers qualify for insurance-covered rehabilitative care. If you or your client was injured in a workplace accident in Milwaukee or was injured due to the negligence of another party, our dependable, Wisconsin physical therapists can provide you with reliable, quality medical attention you need.
We Offer a Full Range of Physical Therapy Services
Pain-free movement is crucial to quality of life. After many different types of accidents, physical therapy is a key part of an effective, efficient rehabilitative treatment program. At Wisconsin Medical Group, our Milwaukee medical professionals offer a full array of physical therapy services. Among other examples, some of the most common physical therapy services that can be covered under Wisconsin’s workers’ compensation insurance program include:
- Chiropractic treatment
- Physiotherapy, including ultrasound and massage
- Spinal decompression therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation;
- Joint mobilization and traction training
- Laser/light therapy
- Professionally guided exercise recovery training
- Orthopedic physical therapy
- Neurological physical therapy
- Cardiopulmonary therapy
Ultimately, a well-designed physical therapy plan must be fully customized to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. Physical therapy is a deeply personal process. The treatment that works for another person may not be appropriate for you or your client. For those who are undergoing physical therapy after a work-related accident or illness, it is imperative that they work with a medical professional who can design the best rehabilitative and recovery program for their specific needs.
Getting Physical Therapy Approved Can Be Challenging
While victims are entitled to coverage for all reasonable and necessary rehabilitative treatment, it can sometimes be frustratingly difficult for injured workers to get their physical therapy approved. Our dedicated physical therapists are committed to providing top-quality care and supporting patients through the workers’ compensation claims process. We understand how crucial it is to handle documents and medical paperwork carefully, both to assist in the healing process and to ensure the proper compensation for injury victims and their medical bills.
In far too many cases, physical therapists who do not have experience treating injured workers fail to effectively handle the paperwork, thereby making the workers’ compensation claims process more difficult than it needs to be. Insurance companies may try to take advantage of mistakes or sloppy work by medical professionals.
What separates our physicians apart from other providers is that we have an in-depth understanding of Wisconsin’s workers’ compensation claims process and personal injury lawsuits. Our doctors and physical therapists have had vast experience in providing care to injured workers. Not only do we focus on offering the very best medical treatment, but we also:
- Make sure that all medical paperwork is carefully completed;
- Produce medical reports are detailed and accurate;
- Focus on offering documentation is clear, concise, and relevant; and
- Ensure that everything is submitted in a timely manner.
These attributes will allow you to better handle your client’s claim. We will ensure that the insurance company has full evidence of the extent of the injury and of the rehabilitative treatment that is needed for a full recovery.
How We Can Help Support You to Get Physical Therapy Approved
If you are filing a claim for physical therapy benefits for yourself or your client, it is very valuable to work with an experienced physical therapist who can help support your claim. In some cases, physical therapy can be approved without much difficulty. Unfortunately, this is not always how the process workers. Our physical therapists can help you put together the documentation that you need to make a viable legal claim.
It is important to remember that Wisconsin’s workers’ compensation program generally does not authorize coverage for physical therapy unless the treatment has been ordered by a doctor or the employer or insurance company has already agreed in advance to approve the treatment. This is why injured victims need a physician who understands the claims process. Our Milwaukee workers’ compensation doctors and personal injury doctors will make sure that you or your client receives the appropriate initial care so that all necessary physical therapy can be approved by the insurance company.
Request a Wisconsin Physical Therapy Appointment Today
At Wisconsin Medical Group, our physical therapists are standing by, ready to assist you, your family member, or your client. To request an initial physical therapy appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We have medical offices in Downtown Milwaukee, Northwest Milwaukee, and West Allis, and we are proud to provide top physical therapy services to patients throughout the region, including in Glendale, downtown Milwaukee, northwest Milwaukee, West Allis, and Bay View.