How You Can Avoid the Headache of a Doctor’s Referral for Physical Therapy

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Threw your back out while helping your daughter move into her new apartment? Does that knee twinge that won’t go away hold you back from walking at the lake? Painting the kitchen flared up an old shoulder injury? You may be thinking about getting physical therapy treatment but unable to get a timely appointment with your physician? Fortunately, you can see a physical therapist without the pain in the neck of obtaining a referral from a physician.

Highly Skilled Therapists Here to Evaluate You

While physician’s referrals are nice to have, they are not a requirement for starting physical therapy. This is called direct access, and physical therapists have been deemed highly qualified and trained to treat conditions within their scope of practice without the need for a physician’s referral. At Bourassa and Associates Rehabilitation Centre, your university-trained therapist will perform a complete evaluation and assessment and implement an individualized treatment plan to get you back to the things you enjoy. Our therapists are trained to recognize problems that need further medical treatment and are happy to refer you to your physician should your problem require it. Most injuries can be addressed by one of our highly trained staff members.

Services Can be Covered by Insurance

When paying out of pocket for services, the process is simple. The patient comes into the clinic for treatment, and a bill is rendered for the services provided. Where this can vary is when insurance is billed for the service. While a referral is not needed to make your appointment at Bourassa and Associates Rehabilitation Centre, it is recommended to check with your insurance provider prior to the appointment to determine whether it is necessary for coverage. Our clinic will provide you with the receipts for your payment, and you can submit those for reimbursement through your insurance company.

Worth Your Time and Money

We understand that sometimes people don’t have insurance. We will work with you on the cost-effective program. Additionally, many acute injuries can be treated in a few visits with compliance of a home exercise program. This is well worth the investment to get you back to your regular activities and relieve your pain without the waiting game of seeing a physician, then making your appointment. Be sure to read our related post: Is physical therapy expensive?

Get Started Today

Why wait weeks when Bourassa and Associates can get you on the path to recovery TODAY? That’s right, with our 19 clinics across the province of Saskatchewan, you can get started and be evaluated by one of our university-trained therapists on the same day that you call.

Find a Clinic

Don’t spend another day suffering through injury. Remember, doctor’s referrals are not required. Find one of our Bourassa and Associates Rehabilitation Clinics, and let one of our university-trained therapists get you started today.

Get up. Get here. Recover.

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Get up. Get here. Recover.

Life is too short to sit on the sidelines. Get back in the game.