El Paso seniors need stable access to physical therapy

The average senior can attest that they have experienced aches and pains throughout their lives. For many, these pains might be chronic because of injury, illness, or accident, requiring regular treatment. Across Texas, there is a high demand for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) to help seniors manage their chronic pain and remain independent.

Unfortunately, new federal regulations are threatening the ability of physical therapy practices – including Border Therapy Services where I’ve worked for several years, to serve patients. This is especially true in underserved communities. Unless addressed by Congress, the devastating Medicare cuts will make it harder for providers to maintain vital staff at a time when the profession is struggling to meet the demand for another 27,000 physical therapists that will be needed in the next three years.

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