Do I Need a Physician Referral to See a Physical Therapist?
This is a question that many patients tend to ask. “I’m in pain, I want help… but I need a referral – right?”
To answer this simply, no – you do not! What many patients don’t understand is that you do not need permission from your primary physician to go and see a physical therapist.
Why do my options seem limited?
Every state in America, in addition to the District of Columbia, allows you to seek the help of a physical therapist without a referral from your physician. You don’t even need to discuss it with them first!
Conversely, if your physician refers you to a specific practice (many times in cases where he or she may have financial interest), you are by no means obligated to go there. You may choose any facility that you believe will best fit your needs.
The only limitations to this are those within your insurance plan. Your insurance policy may require a visit to your primary physician first, or it may limit your access to preferred providers only. However, this does not mean you cannot first consult with a physical therapy practice to learn about your options.
How is Comber Physical Therapy different?
Fortunately, at Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic, we do not have any financial ties to large corporations or over-administered health care systems. We prefer to function as an independent, integrated practice, focusing solely on providing the best holistic care to each of our patients.
Our team is comprised of highly-skilled professionals with diverse talents and experienced backgrounds. With physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, chiropractors, and massage therapists on site, we are able to provide the highest quality of care for the individual needs of each patient.
Our goal is simple. Through natural, hands-on, safe, and effective treatments we aim to design the best personalized treatment plans for each patient, in order to help them reach their physical goals.
By pairing traditional methods with contemporary research, we are able to get to the root of each patient’s problem and provide them with full relief and recovery.
How can I get started?
As a practice that is independently-owned and run by a physical therapist, your physician will not benefit financially from referring you to us – but you will benefit from coming to us through personalized care and with commitment to returning you to the life you want to lead.
At Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic, you are more than just a chart number. You are an individual that we are eager to help. Contact one of our 4 Williamsburg, VA offices today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you with all your physical therapy and musculoskeletal healthcare needs. We’ll provide you with the relief you need – no referral needed.