Motion Physical Therapy now accepts patients without a physician referral. Get the relief and recovery you need NOW – without a physician prescription.
In California, patients can be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without first obtaining a physician’s referral under legislation called Direct Access. This immediate access to therapeutic care leads to a much higher rate of success in a timely manner for the individuals seeking services.
THE SKINNY ON THE LAW
As of January 1, 2014, California law under AB1000 allows licensed physical therapists to provide direct physical therapy evaluation and treatment services for a period of up to 45 calendar days or 12 visits, whichever occurs first, after which time a physical therapist may continue providing you with physical therapy treatment services only after receiving a dated signature on the physical therapist’s plan of care indicating approval of the physical therapist’s plan of care and that an in-person patient examination and evaluation was conducted by a physician, surgeon or podiatrist.
BENEFITS TO YOU
Direct Access benefits our patients in that it allows you to speed up the treatment, saving time and money. Eliminate delays that can result in decreased functional outcomes and frustration. Allows for earlier return to work and an earlier return to daily activities. Reduces the need for long-term care by providing early intervention. Studies show that immediate care for most injuries can reduce the healing time. We can refer you to a licensed MD, DO, DPM, or other medical professional for conditions/symptoms outside our scope of practice.