Get the relief and recovery you need NOW – without a physician prescription!

In 2006 Congress passed legislation that allows patients in New York State who need Physical Therapy to go DIRECTLY to their Physical Therapist to receive an Evaluation andTreatment. A Prescription will not be required to receive Physical Therapy treatment.

How Does it Work?

da1You may come directly to your Physical Therapist and receive an Evaluation and Treatment for any Musculo-Skeletal Injury. Your “Professional” Physical Therapist can treat that acute or chronic shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle or foot injury RIGHT NOW. We have the ability to see you for up to 10 Visits within 30 Days. Upon completion of your Physical Therapy Evaluation, by one of our Top Notch Physical Therapists, we will determine your treatment plan and if further diagnostic tools (x-ray, MRI, etc) are needed to ensure proper care, Professional will communicate our findings with the MD of your choice. If treatment is required beyond 10 Visits or 30 days, Professional will communicate our care to your doctor.

Who is eligible to be seen via Direct Access?

Any person in NY State is eligible to be seen directly by their Physical Therapist.

What would make Direct Access the smart choice over seeing my MD first?

Our goal is to help ensure that each of our patients receives the highest quality of Physical Therapy Care available. Direct Access enables you to receive treatment right away.

DSC_0099Why shouldn’t I go see my doctor first?

If for any reason, you feel that you require an evaluation by your doctor first, Professional encourages you to do so. However, you may want to see your physical therapist to update your therapeutic exercise program to ensure you are progressing or answer any questions relating to physical therapy.

Does Insurance Cover my PT through Direct Access?

It Depends on your Insurance Benefits. Professional will be happy to verify your benefits for you. Just call our office and speak to a representative. (Worker’s Compensation/No Fault and Medicare do not participate in Direct Access).

How do I get Started?

Call us at 518.731.1157 or email us and ask to be scheduled with a Direct Access therapist.