This law allows consumers to access physical therapy services from a licensed physical therapist without the need of a referral or a prescription from a physician. Patients can now obtain physical therapy treatment immediately to address musculoskeletal issues. The ability to directly seek treatment from a physical therapist has been shown to reduce overall health care costs. A study released by Health Services Research has shown that patients who visited a physical therapist directly for outpatient care had 27% fewer visits and lower overall costs.
At each IMPACT Physical Therapy location, our team of licensed physical therapists offer injury screens and will immediately be able to accept patients without a prescription. Our clinical staff will provide efficient communication with each patient’s health care provider to ensure an integrated approach to treatment and recovery. Find a location close to you and find out more about our team of highly-skilled physical therapists. We also encourage each patient to contact their own insurance company to confirm whether a referral is still required.
At all of our Impact locations, we offer injury evaluations or wellness screens scheduled within 24 to 48 hours. If you are experiencing pain from a sprain or strain or limitations in your everyday activities, call us today to begin your journey to optimal wellness.