You are the most important member of your own health care team and you DO have a choice as to what physical therapy clinic you want to go to. Your physician may refer you for physical therapy either in the physician’s office, or to another facility. You have the right to choose your own physical therapist and you are not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility.
Florida State Law allows direct access to physical therapy, meaning that you can come to therapy without a doctor’s prescription for 30 days. After that, we do need a prescription from your doctor to continue treatment. Often times, if you do not have a prescription for therapy, we can simply fax your evaluation documents over to your doctor to sign after your initial visit. This will take the place of a prescription.