No tricks or gimmicks here, direct access, is exactly what is sounds like. It is the ability for a patient to directly access physical therapy. Meaning, you can be evaluated, seen, and treated by a physical therapist without needing a physician’s referral or prescription. No one knows you, like YOU. We are the first to know when an issue is occurring within ourselves. Don’t dull that internal warning. Schedule an appointment for Direct Access and allow one of our trained therapists to curate a specialized plan of care just for YOU.

FYZICAL Chicago Direct Access
FYZICAL Chicago Direct Access Physical Therapy

What injuries/concerns can our Direct Access Physical Therapist help with?

  • Headaches, neck and back pain
  • Joint pain (shoulder, knee, hip, foot, ankle)
  • Any injury due to a fall or trauma
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Poor posture
  • Jaw pain/TMJD
  • Premature aging and decreased muscle tone
  • Decreased ability to walk
  • Decreased mobility or range of motion
  • Poor balance/fear of falling
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Pain/decreased mobility/decreased strength due to obesity
  • Fatigue/poor endurance due to pulmonary dysfunction
  • Poor endurance due to cancer and related treatments
  • Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary incontinence/pelvic pain
  • More
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Direct Access Illinois Guidelines & faq

A PT must notify the patient’s physician:

  • within 5 days of the initial visit if he or she is treating the patient without a referral; or
  • if the patient is receiving PT services pursuant to a diagnosis the physician diagnosed.

Does insurance pay for Direct Access physical therapy?

Most third-party insurance companies will cover your Direct Access physical therapy visits. Our team will check your benefits and explain your coverage during your evaluation visit.

A PT must refer the patient to his or her treating health care professional of record (or to a healthcare provider of the patient’s choosing when a professional of record does not exist) if:

  • the patient does not improve after 10 visits or 15 business days (whichever occurs first);
  • the patient returns for PT services for the same or similar condition within 30 calendar days after discharge; or
  • the patient’s condition is beyond the PT scope of practice.

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