Take Control of Your Health With Direct Access

March 10th, 2021
Take Control of Your Health With Direct Access

Direct Access Can Help You Achieve the Fast Recovery You’re Looking For!

Did you know that direct access is available for physical therapy?

Without direct access to physical therapy services, many patients live with painful conditions for far too long, only seeking assistance when pain becomes unmanageable.

Physical therapists are movement experts who are trained in the methods of pain relief, prevention, and functional improvement. In some cases, a physician may not recommend physical therapy services simply because they do not have the same knowledge that a licensed physical therapist does on how much a patient can benefit from them.

Direct access to physical therapy can help with a multitude of different conditions, including injury rehabilitation, physical training, overall health and wellness guidance, and more.

Fortunately, with direct access, you do not need to go through a physician to receive PT treatments! If you are in need of physical therapy services, there is no need to jump through hoops by getting a physician referral – simply contact Fusion Performance today to get started on the treatments you seek!

What should I know about direct access?

As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, “Direct access means the removal of the physician referral mandated by state law to access physical therapist services for evaluation and treatment. Every state, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands allow for evaluation and some form of treatment without physician referral.”

Direct Access allows you to be in control of your healthcare and the speed at which you’re able to receive it. Each state allows for you to receive an evaluation and treatment from a physical therapist without a physician’s referral through Direct Access legislation.

The quicker you get in to see a physical therapist for assessment and treatment, the sooner you can begin your journey to feeling better. Not to mention, it’ll save you loads of money in the long run, and it will also help you to get back to living a normal, active lifestyle much faster. 

How will I benefit from direct access? 

Physical therapy is one of the most effective modes of pain relief, and without direct access to PT services, many patients live with their painful conditions for far too long – in many cases, until the pain becomes too much to handle. As physical therapists, we at Fusion Performance are experts in the world of movement, having gone through rigorous training to learn the very best treatment methods.

Furthermore, going through a physician to gain a referral every time is a hassle. Patients don’t want to spend the time and energy to do so – and we don’t blame them! In many cases, a physician visit for minor aches and pains may not even be necessary.

With direct access, our patients are able to receive:

  • Improved Access to Care
  • Better Health Outcomes
  • Lower Health Care Costs

Seeking a physical therapist first for neuromusculoskeletal pain or conditions has also been proven to save you on healthcare costs including:

  • Unnecessary visits to physicians.
  • Time taken off work.
  • Unnecessary Imaging (X-Rays, MRIs, etc.)
  • Unnecessary prescriptions, including opioids.

Get started today

With direct access, recovery can be faster than ever, without all the unnecessary delays. So, if you find yourself in any sort of pain or discomfort, or if you’re looking for more ways to improve your physical performance, don’t hesitate to come see us at Fusion Performance right away! Contact us today to get started.

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