Can I get physical therapy without a doctor's referral?
may receive a screening or examination; however, prior to initiating treatment you will need to get a referral from a Physician,
Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Chiropractor (except Medicare beneficiaries), Podiatrist, or Dentist. A referral
is required prior to treatment in order for your Physician, for example, to determine if diagnostic studies are necessary
prior to treatment or prescribed medications to compliment the physical therapy plan. Also, insurance will not cover physical
therapy without an appropriate referral. You can request physical therapy from your healthcare provider and generally there
is no problem in receiving a referral.