Direct Access allows you to come straight to therapy without a doctor’s order for numerous ailments. We have included a list of ailments we can help you recover from. When you do not know which doctor to start with, GP versus specialist to give us a call and we can do a free consult and help guide you which speeds up the process.
How to prepare:
Be sure to write down facts about the history of your problem, such as how and when it
started, what makes it better or worse, and how it is affecting your day to day activities. Also
write down any questions you may have about your issue. Writing this information down makes
it less likely you will forget or miss something during your evaluation.
Kyle Huggins was fortunate to understand that Direct Access allows him to come straight to physical therapy. When he started hurting, he knew that he did not have to suffer or wait on a doctor’s referral. Kyle just scheduled an appointment for an evaluation where he was quickly evaluated and started to get relief right away.
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 6 visits or 3 weeks. To be considered for
direct access treatment, you must not have been seen by a physician for your issue in the last 6 months.
Mike Rittenberry’s story of how he quickly went from back pain to relief through direct access at Elite Physical Therapy.
Due to recent storms and blown down limbs, Mike Rittenberry had an abundance of broken sticks and limbs to pick up from his yard. Within a couple of days, he began to have back spasms and back pain that he attributes to all the bending he was doing to clean up his yard.