ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Physical Therapy Association said the health insurance industry hasn’t caught up with the explosion in doctor-ordered physical therapy.

The group lobbying the Legislature said physical therapy can dramatically speed relief and recovery for patients, but it’s priced too high.

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The association said physical therapy still carries a co-pay of a medical specialty.

A normal course of physical therapy can be as much as $480 and keep many New Yorkers from getting the care.

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The group has several bills with strong sponsors in the Senate and Assembly.

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