Say goodbye to harmful painkillers and shots! Thanks to Direct Access (DA) laws in Pennsylvania, you can now opt for physical therapy to treat your neurological and musculoskeletal pain and conditions without a doctor's referral. Under Direct Access, you can see a physical therapist without a referral from a doctor or other healthcare provider. Your insurance may cover direct access to physical therapy for the first 30 days of treatment. Beyond the first 30 days of direct access to physical therapy, a referral from a licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist is necessary to continue treatment. For those seeking physical therapy under a worker's compensation or auto accident claim, a referral from a licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist is mandatory.
With direct access to physical therapy, you can skip the hassle of going through your primary care physician or other healthcare providers to get the care you need. This means less time spent waiting for appointments and more time spent on your recovery. Plus, since physical therapy is a safe and effective way to manage pain and improve mobility, you can avoid the risks associated with more invasive treatments or prescription medications.
Medicare patients are welcome to receive physical therapy treatment at Physiomove Physical Therapy under the Direct Access laws in Pennsylvania. Our DA-certified physical therapists can evaluate and treat your condition without the need for a referral. However, Medicare regulations require us to develop a plan of care (POC) within 30 days of your initial visit, which must be certified by a physician or nonphysician practitioner (NPP). The POC outlines your diagnoses, long-term treatment goals, and therapy services. While you don't have to visit the certifying physician or NPP, you may be required to by your own physician or NPP. Contact us for more information on how we can help you.
At our physical therapy clinic, we believe that everyone deserves to live a pain-free life. That's why we offer a variety of evidence-based treatments to help our patients overcome injury, illness, and chronic pain. From manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to modalities like heat and ice, we have the tools and expertise to help you achieve your goals.
Muscle Bruises, Contusions
Rheumatoid ArthritisCarpal Tunnel SyndromeEpicondylitis (tennis/golfer's elbow)Plantar Fasciitis
Prolapsed/ Bulging Disk
Direct access to physical therapy is safe because physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who are trained to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. If your condition is beyond the scope of our practice, we will refer you to the appropriate healthcare provider. Direct access gives you the freedom to choose where to seek care and allows you to take control of your own health.