Direct Access

Physical Therapy is an autonomous, doctorate level healthcare profession able to screen, diagnose, and treat patients. This means that you do not need to see a medical doctor in order to begin physical therapy. Several research-backed benefits of direct access include

  • Faster access to care

  • Save money

    • A 2015 study showed that patients who had an MRI first spent $4,793 more on healthcare than patients who chose to have PT first

  • Patient satisfaction ratings are higher​

  • Reduce or eliminate use of opioids

    • CDC recommends physical therapy as a form of pain management to reduce the need to utilize opioid-based medications

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