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Direct Access Physical Therapy

Direct access to physical therapy is your opportunity to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without first seeing your physician for a prescription/referral. Forty-six states, including Connecticut, currently allow patients to attend physical therapy without a physician’s referral. Direct Access in Connecticut allows evaluation and treatment for up to 6 visits within 30 days without a prescription.

The majority of insurance carriers are now approving direct access physical therapy. If authorization is approved by your insurance company you can begin your treatments right away.

Direct access is an opportunity for you, the patient, to save time, money and expedite your treatment, to return to a normal and pain free lifestyle.

Physical therapists receive extensive education and clinical training in the evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and specialized treatment of patients. We assess your functional limitations, impairments and disabilities to create a customized treatment plan for your condition. Physical therapists are qualified to recognize when a patient presents with signs and symptoms outside the scope of practice of a physical therapist and when the patient should be referred to a physician. If further diagnostic tools (e.g., x-ray, MRI, etc.) are needed to ensure proper care, our physical therapists will communicate our findings with the physician of your choice.

To learn more about direct access, and whether you may benefit from physical therapy without a physician’s referral, contact us at 203-498-5980 or request an appointment through our website.