Did you know that you can access physical therapy services directly, without a physician referral?
In California, and many other states, you just pick up the phone and make an appointment.
Benefits of Direct Access:
1). Evaluate the problem sooner
2). Musculoskeletal conditions caught in early stages can often be corrected and addressed with just a few physical therapy visits
3). Lower out of pocket costs due to reduced office visits and unnecessary testing
4). Most health insurance plans cover Physical Therapy services, including Medicare for some services
A recent study published in the journal, Health Services Research, compared 63,000 cases of people who directly accessed Physical Therapy services with those referred by a physician. The study revealed overall lower costs for those who used direct access.