Petersen Physical Therapy

With Or Without A Physical Therapy Prescription

Many people don’t realize that physical therapy is accessible with or without a referral from a doctor. This is because for many years it was required. The best kept secret in the rehabilitation world:

As of January 1, 2015, all 50 states allow direct access to physical therapy services, with variances in the law from state to state.

Click this link for info regarding direct access laws.

The good news for Arizonans is this:

Arizona is one of the 18 states classified as an “unrestricted access” state. This allows complete access to physical therapy services without a prescription, with no visit limit. This means that you can call us today and schedule an evaluation.

What unrestricted access means is you can come to any physical therapy practice and pay out-of-pocket without a prescription. There are many insurance providers that do not require an “order of medical necessity” from a primary medical provider. Some insurances do require an order from a primary medical provider, in order to utilize the benefits.

Either way, it’s worth it to check into your benefits so you know. If you call today, we will verify your insurance for you and schedule you for a consultation with one of our highly trained and experienced therapists.

If, for some reason, the physical therapist feels that you need outside help, they will connect you with one of the many excellent professionals we know in the area. Our connections in the community include orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists (foot/ankle doctors), neurologists, pain management experts, and internal/family medicine doctors. We will be your one-stop-shop coordinating the dramatic improvement you will see in your medical care.