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  • Lian Yun-Perng, Physiotherapist

Why is physiotherapy housecall so expensive?

I hope this blog will help you understand why physiotherapy housecall cost more. As a consumer myself, I would like to know what I am paying for and why am I paying so much. So, I have written down some opinions on why physiotherapy housecall cost more and how it can benefit you.

Why does physiotherapy housecall cost more?

Generally, physiotherapy housecall cost more because the extra cost is used to compensate for mileage claims and the time needed to reach your location. The physiotherapist uses two treatment slots to see you every time they visit you. The travelling time can take up to 90 mins per housecall for a return trip. So, in total the physiotherapist spends at least 2 hours of their working time per housecall.

In simple terms, more time = more cost although the extra cost does not compensate the extra time spent fairly.

PS: The housecall fee is also influenced by the experience, qualifications and credentials of the physiotherapist.

How does physiotherapy housecall benefit you?

1. You save time

You or your family members do not need to drive or take time off to send you for physiotherapy. You can receive treatment at the comfort of your home.

2. It’s hassle free

No more driving or parking stress. You don’t have to worry about heavy traffic, driving, parking or how disabled friendly is the physiotherapy centre. There won’t be any steps, curbs, thresholds or any lifts before you reach the physiotherapy centre.

3. Flexible treatment times but on appointment basis

Have physiotherapy at home in your own time. You don’t have to wake up early to rush for your appointment anymore. You will always be on time since the physiotherapist has to reach you.

4. It is just as good as going to the physiotherapy centre

Some might argue that going to the centre or hospital is better because there are many equipment there but who controls the equipment? Think about that for a minute! The equipment can only be as good as the user. So, more equipment does not mean you will improve faster and better, it only means you get to try many different equipment. The most important factor is the treating physiotherapist. If he or she treats you like any other patient then the treatment approach will be very routine and non personalised.

At Ace Physiotherapy, we use our creativity to plan and devise a treatment plan that is doable, engaging, safe and effective on top of our housecall kits. The effectiveness of our treatment is the same whether it's a housecall or in our clinic. We can promise you that! You can be assured that our treatment quality is never compromised as one of our core value is clinical excellence where we strive to do our best.

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Lian Yun-Perng  

UK Qualified Physiotherapist
Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Keele University, United Kingdom
Diploma in Physiotherapy

AIMST University, Malaysia

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