What is Direct Access?
In 2006 New York State passed a law that allows the public direct access to physical therapy services without the need for a physician referral or prescription. This law was meant to empower you as the consumer by giving you direct access to physical therapy evaluation and treatment at any time for any body part. This law allows you to see a doctor of physical therapy for 10 visits or 30 days without a physician referral, whichever comes first.
Benefits of Direct Access
- Immediate access to evaluation by a Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Faster recovery times
- Decreased health care costs
- Fewer medical appointments and co-payments
- Less time out of work or sport
The majority of insurance companies have recognized the value of Direct Access to the healthcare system and cover your evaluation and subsequent treatments under the same guidelines as the physical therapy benefits outlined in your health plan.
Direct Access is the opportunity you have been looking for to address your pain and physical limitations.
Click here for list of common conditions treated by a physical therapy.
Fill out a self-referral form to get started with a doctor of physical therapy today. Evaluations offered within 48 hours of your contact guaranteed.
• Dan’s directions are clear. I almost always know what he wants me to do. When I don’t, he is aware of that and tells me in another way.
• Dan explains the impact on my body of what he asks me to do. I don’t remember anyone doing that before. His explanations help me understand what we are doing and that helps me follow his directions.
• Dan has a subtle but effective way of correcting me. What seems like an off-hand comment as he walks by reminds me what I should be doing. I don’t feel like I have been told I am doing something wrong.
• Dan is concerned that I feel successful. He will modify something he has asked me to do, explaining what to do when I feel I am being pushed too far. That is valuable when I am doing exercises at home. I know how to adjust what I am doing depending on how I feel (see the second bullet).
• Nice guy. I enjoy coming in to see him.
• Agape. The atmosphere is relaxed but professional. And respectful of the clients.
• I enjoy the Virtual Reality Treadmill and will miss the fun when I am discharged.