Now you can begin treatment right away!


New York State

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 and Treatment. A prescription will not be required to receive Physical Therapy treatment.

Note: This is an extension of legislation that allows Physical Therapists to evaluate any injury.

New Jersey

Since 2003, under the Public Laws of New Jersey, in most cases a referral will not be required to start your Physical Therapy care.  Now you can have your injuries evaluated and treated immediately by a NJ licensed Physical Therapist.


Direct Access in Connecticut allows Evaluation and Treatment for up to 6 visits within 30 days without a prescription and is covered by many insurances and physical therapists.

Here’s how it works

You may come directly to your Physical Therapist and receive an Evaluation and Treatment for any Musculo-Skeletal injury. Your “Professional” Physical Therapists can treat that acute or chronic shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot injury right now! Under Direct Access, we have the authorization to treat you for up to 10 visits within 30 days. Upon completion of your Physical Therapy Evaluation, we will determine your Treatment Plan. If further diagnostic tools (e.g., x-ray, MRI, etc.) are needed to ensure proper care, Professional will communicate our findings with the physician of your choice. If treatment is required past 10 visits or 30 days, Professional will communicate our care to your physician.

Any person in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut is eligible to be seen directly by a Physical Therapist.

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. If for any reason, you feel that you require an evaluation by your doctor first, Professional encourages you to do so.

It depends on your insurance provider and coverage. Professional will be happy to verify your benefits for you. Just call any one of our offices and speak to a representative.

Note: Worker’s Compensation/No Fault and Medicare do not participate in Direct Access.