Effective January 1, 2014, you can go directly to a physical therapist for services without a physician diagnosis or referral. If care is needed beyond 12 visits or 45 days, or if you are not quickly improving, you will be referred to a doctor.
What does this mean to you? It means you can save time and money and get immediate treatment by seeing a physical therapist first. If you want to use insurance to pay for therapy, call our office to ensure your insurance covers this beneficial new service. There are some insurance plans that still require you to see a doctor first.
Tired of being in pain? Finding it difficult to move the way you used to? You can get the therapy you need now without waiting any longer. Receive treatment for back pain, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, vertigo, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, vertigo, and much more.
At your first physical therapy appointment you will receive a complete evaluation and a plan of care. After a full evaluation, a physical therapist will develop a custom program for you based on a variety of factors. As you progress, the plan will be re-evaluated and fine-tuned to continue advancement toward new goals. Physical therapy works. It is non-invasive, uses no medications, has a whole-body approach, builds on your strengths, and lets you be an active participant in the solution.
If you are waiting for a physician referral to visit a physical therapist, wait no more. See your physical therapist first! Contact us today at (925) 417-8005 or www.pt-specialties.com.
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