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5 Important Benefits of LGBTQ+ Medicine

5 Important Benefits of LGBTQ+ Medicine

The LGBTQ+ community has made undeniable strides in acceptance in our culture in the past few decades. With same-sex marriage legalization in 2015 and the Respect for Marriage Act being signed into law just last month, acceptance in the general population has increased in many ways. But there is no shortage of discrimination that continues to affect LGBTQ folks all over the country, including in medical settings. 

Elation Physical Therapy in Houston and Pearland, Texas, provides a safe environment where LGBTQ+ people of all ages can receive high-quality LGBTQ+ physical therapy that acknowledges the importance of their identities and their specific needs. Our expert team of physical therapists and assistants want to make Elation Physical Therapy a safe haven for LGBTQ+ patients who may not have had much luck finding non-discriminatory medical care.  

In this blog, we’ll dive into five of the top reasons why LGBTQ medicine is so crucial.

  1. Care that doesn’t discriminate

Our practice prides itself on providing unbiased, non-discriminatory care for all. You will never be turned away based on your identity, and your identity will never impact the quality of your care. 

  1. Comfort as a priority

The Elation Physical Therapy team strives to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during appointments. You shouldn’t feel any uncertainty when getting the care you need, and you should have the acceptance and freedom to express your concerns openly. 

Elation Physical Therapy fosters a setting of welcomeness that allows you a stress-free experience when getting the treatment you need without fear of uncomfortable comments, misgendering, or a lack of quality of care. 

  1. Acknowledging specific needs

The Elation Physical Therapy team recognizes the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community regarding health care. They receive specific training around the issues that impact the community to bring awareness and sensitivity to better serve their LGBTQ+ patients. 

Of course, LGBTQ+ folks have the same medical needs as the general population but can benefit from informed care that places their needs at the center. Specific issues and illnesses affect the population at higher rates than non-LGBTQ+ folks.

  1. You can get the care you need

Many LGBTQ+ folks avoid necessary health care for fear of discrimination, and those fears aren’t unfounded. In fact, among LGBQ people who had visited a physician in a given year, 8% reported that a doctor had denied caring for them because of their perceived or actual sexual orientation. Among transgender people in the same survey, 29% reported denial of care. 

The experts at Elation Physical Therapy do not discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics. 

  1. No need to keep looking

LGBTQ+ folks often have to try out multiple medical practices before they find one where they feel welcome, and their voices are heard. When you visit Elation Physical Therapy for physical therapy and orthopedic care, you can rest assured that you won’t have to continue your search for adequate, inclusive care. 

Acceptance, inclusive language, and understanding are all crucial for successful LGBTQ+ physical therapy and rehabilitation. Schedule your appointment over the phone or online for high-quality LGBTQ+ medicine at Elation Physical Therapy today.

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