Did you know that you can oftentimes see a physical therapist without a physician’s referral?
Suppose you’ve just injured your shoulder, your knee, or your ankle. It’s been sore for the last week and it is just not healing the way you hoped. What do you do now? While you could make an appointment to see your family doctor, there is another option – direct access.
Direct access is the ability to directly see a physical therapist without seeing a physician first. Because physical therapists are able to evaluate and treat people without a doctor’s referral, a patient is able to save time and money on office visits. Direct access also reduces your overall rehabilitation time because you are able to begin treatment quicker.
However, be sure that you check with your insurance company prior to receiving therapy services. Some insurance companies do not allow direct access, including Medicare and Medical Assistance.
The first step is to contact our office to schedule a FREE 15-minute injury screen. Remember, it’s your right to choose where you receive your therapy services.