Is Direct Access Physical Therapy Offered in Kentucky?

Kentucky is a direct access state. Also known as self-referral, direct access means having immediate access to physical therapy services without a referral from a physician or other healthcare provider. Below, we take a closer look at the benefits of direct access physical therapy in Kentucky.

How Direct Access Physical Therapy Works

Direct Access refers to your ability to receive physical therapy treatment without a physician’s referral.  In other words, you can skip the step of making a doctor’s appointment and immediately attend physical therapy .  If you are concerned about pain, fall status, or an injury then just call PRO Physical Therapy at 270-252-7600 or just stop by the clinic.  Most insurances do not require a physician’s order, however a knowledgeable team member at PRO Physical Therapy will check your insurance benefits. The team will communicate your insurance benefits with you prior to your initial evaluation so you are educated.  Another option to consider is self pay services. (Add)   PRO Physical Therapy is proud to offer excellent care and education for patients every step of the way.

The Benefits of Direct Access


The CDC Recommends Physical Therapy

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends physical therapy for chronic pain. The CDC released guidelines that recommend non-drug approaches such as physical therapy over long-term or high-dosage use of addictive prescription painkillers.


Direct Access Saves You Money

Healthcare is expensive. A system that allows you to immediately see a physical therapist can help you save healthcare dollars by eliminating unnecessary tests or other specialist referrals. A therapist can evaluate and treat your condition without expensive diagnostic testing. You can get treatment right away with less risk of further injury.


Direct Access Saves You Time

Dealing with insurance can cause a strain financially, but it also takes valuable time out of your day. Direct access allows patients to put their health in control by receiving treatment quickly. A recent study also shows that patients who visited their physical therapist directly made fewer overall therapy visits in the future.


You Can Use Physical Therapy As Primary Treatment

Many of the root causes of your pain are treatable directly through physical therapy. Physical therapy is ideal for common issues such as sprains, joint pain,  and  neck or back pain, You may also want to consult a therapist for headaches, fall risk, strengthening or pain radiating down your arms or legs.

Schedule Your Consultation at PRO Physical Therapy

Are you ready to end your muscle or joint pain? PRO Physical Therapy can help you get started today. To find out more about direct access and our physical therapy services in Marshall County, Kentucky, call 270-252-7600 and schedule an initial evaluation and our experienced insurance can verify your insurance coverage.