Direct Access to a Physical Therapist
You Now Have Greater Choice with your Health Care Direct Access to Physical Therapy is Here!!
What does that mean?
A Physical Therapist is now able to perform Physical Therapy services directly to patients without a doctor’s referral. On November 1, 2015, a new Oklahoma law was enacted which allows Oklahoma patients to direct access to a physical therapist. Direct Access is your ability as a patient to be evaluated and treated by a licensed Physical Therapist without first seeing your physician for a referral. There are so many benefits that come from Direct Access.
- This will give you much quicker access to the treatment you need and deserve.
- While each patient case is different, clinical research shows that Direct Access should save you money.
- Physical therapy visits last 30-60 minutes so your condition is thoroughly evaluated.
- Seeing a physical therapist first, in many cases, will result in fewer overall treatment sessions, better results and a faster recovery.
There are some limits with Direct Access to Physical Therapy with this new legislation The Physical Therapist needs to consult with the patient’s physician regarding the plan of care if therapy lasts longer than 30 days. We value the relationship we have with our patients, and their physicians. We will continue to foster this relationship by notifying a patient’s physician of our evaluation and findings and providing updates on the care plan as needed. We continue to strive to provide you and your family the best quality healthcare possible. Please call if you have questions, need care of know someone we can help.