No Referral? No Worries!

January 1, 2017

 

Did you know that you can receive care from a physical therapist in the state of Alaska without a referral from a physician or other healthcare practitioner?  This is referred to as "direct access." Direct access removes the physician referral so that you, as a patient, can have access to a physical therapists' services for evaluation and treatment.*

 

Ongoing low back pain from lifting repetitively at work? Gradual onset of knee pain that began after starting a running program? We at Healthwise can help! Whether it's teaching proper lifting mechanics or retraining muscles to work more effectively, choosing physical therapy first may improve your symptoms more quickly and save you money in the process!

 

Click here for more information on why choosing physical therapy first may benefit you in the long-run.

 

*some insurances may require authorization

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