No. In Pennsylvania you can see a physical therapist who has a special "Direct Access" license for a period of 30 days without a doctor's prescription. If your doctor has already ordered physical therapy, you can choose who will treat you. You do not have to stay within a specific hospital system.
Treatment varies from patient to patient, but the average is 6-8 visits. I will know in approximately 3 visits if physical therapy is helpful for you. If you have improved and have passed the 30 day mark, most family doctors will give orders to continue physical therapy with a phone call from the patient.
NEW in 2020!
I am now participating with Capital Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Shield, and Horizon BCBS.
I can still treat you if you don’t have insurance or if I don’t participate with your company as an “ out of network provider”. Some insurance companies will reimburse patients for care given by a provider who does not accept insurance, so I will provide you with a receipt.
Most pain can be treated without costly imaging (x-ray, MRI, CT scans). Using the safe and reliable assessment techniques developed by Robin McKenzie, a mechanical diagnosis can be made, which will guide your treatment.
I will come to you. It is most practical to be seen in your own environment, so you can easily duplicate the things we talk about.
Initial visit $100, follow ups $85. I accept cash or personal check or credit/HSA cards.
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