Frequently Asked Questions:
Question – My doctor is referring me to physical therapy. Can I choose where I go?
Answer – Yes. Your doctor will provide you with a prescription for PT and may direct you where to attend PT. However, you have the right to choose where to go for your PT/rehab needs based on convienence of location, transportation and the PT’s experience in working with your specific diagnosis or needs.
Question – Do I need a prescription from my doctor to receive physical therapy?
Answer – No, New York State Law states that individuals have the right to direct access to physical therapy without a physician’s prescription for 10 visits or within a 30 day period. After that, a physician order is required. Check with your insurance provider to verify that they participate in New York State Direct Access to Physical Therapy.