(We Have) Direct Access


Physical Therapy no longer requires a referral to start. Why not start with the specialists who work with your type of pain day in and day out? Starting with a physical therapy allows for a more direct and effective approach to getting you back to being your pain free self.

Written on
January 24, 2020
Dr. Don C. Dequine Jr. PT, DPT, CSCS

Are you aware that you can come directly to Freedom Physical Therapy before seeing another health care provider? And your insurance will cover it! So long are the days where you must do the run around through the medical system to receive a referral for conservative care.

Why is this good for you?

  1. As physical therapists, our expertise is the musculoskeletal system. Who better to see if you have a muscle or joint ache, pain, or injury than one who works on it exclusively?
  2. Time and money matter! As insurance plans get more and more complicated, try conservative care first. Too often we hear the same story: “My knee (shoulder, hip, ankle, foot, back, neck, elbow, etc.) just started hurting so I went to my primary care doctor who gave me a prescription strength anti-inflammatory. It worked a little, but after still having the pain I went back to see my doctor. They sent me to an orthopedist. The orthopedist took X-rays and found nothing, so they want me to get an MRI. My insurance won’t let me get an MRI until I try physical therapy first”. After 4 office visits, an X-Ray, the plug for more imaging, and a month gone by, you end up here anyways! Save yourself the hassle, the money, and the time by seeing a physical therapist first! Again, your insurance will cover it. If you’re not sure about coverage, feel free to give us a call.

At Freedom PTTC we desire to help you break free from pain, be free from doubt and have the freedom to succeed in all that you do. That includes providing efficient conservative health care with passion, purpose, and promise. We will not treat you if you don’t belong here we do not want to waste your time or money.


Although direct access for physical therapy is an option, it’s important that you use discernment. If you are sick, have broken bones, have been in an accident, have lost more than 20lbs unexpectedly, or have other medical symptoms that are not muscular or mechanical in nature, go see a medical doctor. If you aren’t sure, just give us a call. We are happy to answer your questions.