In the state of Georgia, you can begin physical therapy without a prescription, if you aren’t under Medicare. Only Medicare patients need a prescription prior to beginning physical therapy. “Direct Access” allows you to have immediate access to a physical therapist. This can often expedite your treatment and speed up your recovery, ultimately saving you time and money. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), “Physical therapists are well-qualified, both through formal education and clinical training, to evaluate a patient’s condition, assess his or her physical therapy needs and, if appropriate, safely and effectively treat the patient.” We may need to consult with a physician at some point during your treatment. If you don’t have a physician that you are currently working with we can assist in finding one that suites your needs.
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