Direct Access

STOP Waiting On Referrals To See A Physical Therapist. You have direct access!

Imagine waking up with back discomfort that worsens during the day. When you phone your doctor’s office, you are informed that the next available appointment is three days away! Oh no…that means you’ll be in pain for at least another three days.

If only there was a speedier method to get in touch with someone who could help!

There is, and you have come to the right place! Every state has passed legislation that allows physical therapists to assess and treat patients without the need for a physician’s recommendation.

Direct Access makes health care more efficient and effective, allowing you to focus on your physical therapy recovery! You will feel considerably better if you see our physical therapist as soon as possible!

It also helps you save money and get back to your regular schedule faster. Direct Access is all about having the freedom to make your own decisions without being bound by unnecessary rules limiting your care. It allows you to be in charge of your medical treatment.

Continue reading to discover more about the advantages, and if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist, contact MoveMend Rehab and Performance in Seattle, WA now!


Many people believe that Direct Access refers to outpatient physical therapy; however, it also relates to treatment in pediatric facilities, private home care, school districts, hospitals, and sports fields. It is much more common than the general public realizes.

Another popular misconception is that it is not available in all states. In some form, it is available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While the program continues to have some limitations, the foundation was laid, and regulations will be revised in the future to ensure that you receive the care you need when you want it.

All about the laws and health insurance

Although the health insurance sector is continually changing, Direct Access covers a wide range of private health insurance carriers.

There are numerous advantages to having access to physical therapy. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Patients reported a higher level of satisfaction when they received physical therapy through Direct Access versus physician referral.
  • Patients receiving physical therapy through direct access versus referral had better outcomes at discharge.

Request an appointment at MoveMend Rehab and Performance today

Direct Access is changing access to healthcare. If you or someone you love would like to learn more about Direct Access to physical therapy or how physical therapy can combat pain of any sort, schedule an appointment with MoveMend Rehab and Performance.

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!