“If you’re walking down the right path, and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
– Barack Obama
Therapy sessions can range anywhere from $85 – $400 per hour. Medicaid, for example, is only willing to cover three therapy sessions a year, despite the fact that neurological injury survivors need dozens upon dozens of therapy sessions per year. Because people with disabilities tend to have a very sedentary lifestyle, exercising the body in therapy is even vital for maintaining one’s heart health. Paying for therapy out-of-pocket can put an impossible burden on families along with the many hospital bills, pricey home modifications and expensive accessibility equipment that all might be necessary following a neurological injury. Apart from being emotionally and physically challenging, these injuries are insanely expensive.
Did You Know?
Spinal cord injuries primarily affect young adults (National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center)
The incidence of stroke is increasing in young people (FOX News)
Teenagers, young adults and people over 75 are more likely to suffer from traumatic brain injury (CDC)
Physical therapy is the main treatment for the effects of these injuries
Rehabilitation programs for brain injury can cost anywhere from $600 to $8,000 per day (USATODAY)
The lifetime cost of an average stroke in the elderly is estimated to be up to $228,030 (NIH)