Did you know that you don’t need to visit a doctor before visiting a physical therapist for treatment? While it’s true that doctors often recommend that their patients treat their pain and injuries with physical therapy, you also have the option to visit a physical therapist without going through a doctor first. This is all thanks to the Direct Access policy.
As of January 1, 2015, all U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands grant patients the ability to seek some level of treatment from a physical therapist without needing a referral from a physician beforehand. The full extent of what services you can seek from your physical therapist without physician referral varies from state to state.
Some states still require you to seek a referral before treatment for certain conditions and injuries. You can check your state’s Direct Access policy here before scheduling an appointment with our team for treatment or visiting your physician.
Direct Access is beneficial for patients like you in many ways, including:
Treating your pain with physical therapy instead of medication helps you manage your pain and recover faster without the risk of addiction or side effects.
Patients in Wisconsin are eligible for Direct Access care from a physical therapist at Franklin Rehab. Our team is highly trained and skilled in diagnosing your pain and developing personalized treatments to help you reach your recovery goals.
The goal of our treatments is to help reduce and prevent pain using methods like:
If you are ready to exercise your right to Direct Access and start your treatment journey today, our physical therapists at Franklin Rehab are ready to help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.