Direct Access

What is Direct Access?

  • In New York State you can have access to a physical therapist for evaluation and treatment in physical therapy for up to 10 sessions or 30 days without a prescription from a physician.
  • If you have already been seen by a physical therapist for the same injury within the same year you can even be seen for another initial examination without a prescription to determine if another course of physical therapy might be necessary.

Simply stated, the sooner an injury is treated, the sooner it will recover.   Having Direct Access to a physical therapist results in a shorter course of injury. Quicker access to skilled management of most orthopedic disorders leads to a quicker resolution of pain, spasm, swelling, and inflammation. With a shorter acute phase of injury you can begin to restore normal mobility and strength to your joints and muscles much earlier. This leads to a quicker return back to work, sports, and life. Time and time again having Direct Access has shown to be the more cost-effective option when compared to the typical medical model of management of many orthopedic injuries. This means less out-of-pocket expense to you with today’s high deductible insurance plans.


Common disorders treated with Direct Access

  • Muscle Strains
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Vertigo
  • sciatica
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Join Sprains

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