Direct Access

Direct access is a state law that allows for most patients to receive treatment from a
physical therapist without a doctor’s referral for up to 30-90 days. To be considered for
direct access treatment, you must not have been seen by a physician for your issue in the last 6 months. This means if you, a co-worker, a friend, or a relative are in pain, treatment is now just a phone call away. No need to wait for an appointment at the doctor’s office and then wait in the lobby. Contact Elite Physical Therapy to get started on your evaluation. Your evaluation and treatment can be as quickly as the same day to up to 3 days from your initial phone call.

The State of Tennessee sets standards that are required by qualified physical therapy
providers to ensure you receive the best care available at all of the Elite Physical Therapy and
Balance Center locations.

If upon evaluation, the therapist believes your case requires more than physical therapy,
we will assist you in setting up the appropriate physician consultation or testing.

Advantages of direct access:
● Saves Time & Money
● Allows for prompt treatment
● You have the ability to choose your physical therapy provider
● Referral not required

Call us at Elite Physical Therapy and Balance and get on your way to FEEL BETTER

Medicare allows clients to be consulted through direct access but Medicare clients are
unable to be treated without a referral at this time.

If you are experiencing any kind of inflammation or pain, contact us for a free consultation.  To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:

Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Shelbyville: 931-684-0027
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022

Disclaimer:  The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care.  Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.

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