Direct Access

Direct access is the ability to directly access your physical therapist without a physician referral or prescription. There are some restrictions to direct access depending on the state you live in and with some insurance carriers. There are no restrictions or limitations to direct access in Kentucky unless your insurance provider is Medicare, Medicaid, Passport, Tricare or other federal types of carriers. All other non-federal carriers (ex: Anthem, BCBS, Humana, United Healthcare, Aetna and etc…) do not require a prescription for physical therapy. If you are unsure if you are a candidate for direct access, just call and we will gladly help you. Physical therapists complete thorough examinations and are continuously evaluating your prognosis during a course of care. If the patient’s condition is beyond what the therapist can treat, the therapist must refer their patient to a physician.

Why Direct Access?

You can control your own health care. Break the cycle of time consuming doctor appointments and referrals when it comes to your orthopedic issues like neck, back, shoulder and knee pain. Direct access can save you valuable healing time by starting your rehab process sooner. Physical therapists are movement specialists and can get you moving pain free faster and return you to living your best life. Don’t keep waiting to address the pain and stiffness that is limiting you. Contact Us Today at Louisville, KY Center for your comprehensive evaluation.