No Prescription Needed To See A Physical Therapist
Do you have an issue you’re putting off treating? An aching back/knee/hip that keeps you from doing your favorite activity? Want to begin training for that 5k or triathlon? Think you might be at risk for an injury? Fortunately, you can be treated by a physical therapist without a referral from a physician in most states. It’s called Direct Access, and many people don’t even know it exists even through it’s been around for decades.
Direct access allows patients to come directly to a physical therapist for evaluation and treatment. The laws differ state to state, but everyone has some form of direct access.
Click HERE to find your states regulations or call your licensed PT. It saves patients time, money and allows for faster implementation of a unique plan of care for the people we see. That means you can get better faster!
The issue of insurance
“But will my insurance still cover it?” In most cases, yes, but as with everything insurance related, it’s best to find out your particular plan’s guidelines. Some insurances require a prescription (Medicare for example) for pre-approval for care and these will all be investigated before your first visit.
If you have an issue in need of treatment, want help training for your next big event or want to learn more about your condition, come see us at Edge Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine and find out what we can do to keep you ahead of the competition!