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You can begin treatment right away!

You may come directly to your Physical Therapist and receive an Evaluation and Treatment for any musculoskeletal 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!

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.

New York

Direct Access in New York allows Evaluation and Treatment for up to 10 visits within 30 days without a prescription* and is covered by many insurances and physical therapists.

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.

*Some exceptions apply.

New Jersey

Direct Access in New Jersey allows Evaluation and Treatment without a prescription* and is covered by many insurances and physical therapists. 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.

*Some exceptions apply.

Connecticut

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.

*Some exceptions apply.

We'll help you get your life back.

Consult a Professional today.

Our physical therapists will diagnose your pain or injury and customize a physical therapy rehabilitation plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.

Who is eligible to be seen via Direct Access?

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

Should I use Direct Access, or see my Physician first?

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.

Does Insurance cover my Physical Therapy through Direct Access?

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