Tailored to YOUR needs Physical Therapy Programs…
We are NOT your cookie cutter physical therapy clinic!
Movement and health reflect each other. When you can’t move properly, your overall health suffers and vice versa. Our physical therapy practice is one of the most progressive in the area, pioneering therapeutic practices to help you regain and recover. This approach is deliberate and different. There is a concentration on movement health and manual intervention to achieve better function, mitigate pain, prevent the preventable, optimize performance and promote wellness.
This collaborative approach in the therapeutic environment allows for individualized attention and a movement advancement pathway that targets movement pain-free, movement quality, ROM, flexibility, strength, endurance and performance.
Do I need a referral for Physical Therapy or can I use Direct Access?
Direct access is an individual’s freedom to acquire physical therapy treatment WITHOUT a referral from a physician.
Say for example, you hurt your neck, back, arms or legs and you have pain and needed physical therapy to recover. Through direct access you can bypass going to a doctor’s appointment to get a referral for PT. Direct access not only saves you the hassle and time of visiting your doctor, it can also save you money. Even though your insurance may cover most of your doctor and PT visit costs, you still must pay your copay, deductible, coinsurance for every visit. These costs add up so the idea that you may have fewer PT visits and no doctor visit to pay for could be financially beneficial to you.
Exactly how does direct access work?
In Pennsylvania, you are permitted to see a physical therapist that has a Direct Access certification for up to 30 days without a prescription from a physician. If you require treatment for longer than this amount of time, then your physician will need to be contacted and sign off on a plan of care to continue with treatment. If a therapist determines that you need further testing or that you are not an appropriate candidate for PT at the time of evaluation, he/she will refer you to your physician or a specialist.
Even though state law may allow you to see a PT through direct access, your insurance may or may not pay for it. Medicare allows for an initial evaluation through direct access but will not cover any treatment without a referral from a physician after the evaluation. Often the PT will send a treatment plan of care to your physician that needs signed before your next visit. It is important for you to be familiar with your insurance plan to know what is covered. If you are unsure of your plan benefits, you may want to ask the office staff to check into your coverage before you begin therapy.