March 1, 2019
Did you know that YOU have the right to choose your physical therapist? When you get a physical therapy referral from your physician, you can visit any provider you like. It’s common for the physician’s office to recommend a provider if the office is familiar with or has an affiliation with that provider. The choice is yours. You can either visit the provider recommended by your physician, or any other provider that you feel comfortable with.
Did you know?
- Most states allow the patient to see a physical therapist without a physician’s referral. If you don’t know whether you need a referral, don’t worry. Just call our office and we’ll get the answer for you.
- Some insurance policies may require a visit to your primary care physician before attending physical therapy or may require you to use ‘preferred providers’ only. This is also something we can look into for you when you give us a call.
- Your physician may advise you to visit their own in-office physical therapy facility or one that is run by a large hospital. You can do so, or research and use an independent physical therapist in private practice – the choice is yours.
- You are not obligated to go to any particular physical therapy office / clinic; even if your surgeon or physician suggests that office.
- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) requires it’s members to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics. This ensures that they are committed to providing competent and compassionate care.