Direct Access to Physical Therapy

Direct Access Physical Therapy

Have you ever wished you could bypass the long wait times and get immediate treatment? With direct access to physical therapy at SOL Physical Therapy, that’s exactly what you get. Our patient-centered approach allows you to get the care you need without the extra hoops. Experience the freedom of direct access to physical therapy and see the difference it can make in your health journey.

What is Direct Access?

As of January 1, 2015, all U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands grant patients the ability to seek some level of treatment from a physical therapist without needing a referral from a physician beforehand. The full extent of what services you can seek from your physical therapist without physician referral varies from state to state. 

Some states still require you to seek a referral before treatment for certain conditions and injuries. You can check your state’s Direct Access policy here before scheduling an appointment with our team for treatment or visiting your physician.

What are the benefits of Direct Access?

Direct Access is beneficial for patients like you in many ways, including:

  • Direct Access removes hurdles from your treatment process — Waiting for a physician’s referral before being able to receive treatment means you have to suffer from pain and limited range of motion for longer. Direct Access allows you to receive the treatment you need right away, so you spend less time in pain and more time in recovery.
  • Direct Access physical therapy is safe — Some people are concerned that a physical therapist is incapable of diagnosing conditions. This is far from the truth. Physical therapists receive extensive training in diagnosing the source of your pain and developing personalized treatments that help. Physical therapists have very low rates of malpractice, and states with full Direct Access show no increase in malpractice suits than states without strict regulations.
  • Direct Access lowers your overall health care costs — Removing the step of visiting a physician before receiving physical therapy saves you from spending money on the physician visit.
  • Direct Access helps you reduce dependency on medication — Physicians sometimes prescribe or recommend pain medication as a treatment option before referring you to a physical therapist. Often, this can be detrimental to your recovery quality because pain medications can be addictive and cause unwanted side effects.

    When you choose physical therapy to treat your pain instead of relying on medication, you not only effectively manage your pain, but also experience a faster recovery. The added benefit is that you avoid the risks associated with addiction or potential side effects that can come with medication. By opting for physical therapy, you actively participate in a holistic approach to your well-being, enabling your body to heal naturally and regain strength and mobility.

Schedule an appointment with SOL Physical Therapy today

Patients in California are eligible for Direct Access care from a physical therapist at SOL Physical Therapy . Our team is highly trained and skilled in diagnosing your pain and developing personalized treatments to help you reach your recovery goals.

The goal of our treatments is to help reduce and prevent pain using methods like:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Gentle stretches
  • Joint mobilization
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Posture guidance
  • Patient education and more

If you are ready to exercise your right to Direct Access and start your treatment journey today, our team of highly skilled and experienced physical therapists at SOL Physical Therapy are ready to provide you with personalized care and support. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or looking to improve your overall wellness, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. With state-of-the-art facilities and a patient-centered approach, we strive to deliver the highest quality of care in a compassionate and encouraging environment.

Take the first step towards a healthier and more active life by scheduling your appointment with us today! Call us today at  for more information.