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TherapySouth - Chelsea

100 Chelsea Corners Way, Suite 100

Chelsea, AL 35043

0.56 mi. away

TherapySouth - Greystone

2823 Greystone Commercial Blvd.

Birmingham, AL 35242

5.48 mi. away

TherapySouth - Riverchase/Valleydale Rd.

2279 Valleydale Rd., Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35244

7.90 mi. away

TherapySouth - Patchwork Farms/Altadena

3056 Healthy Way, Suite 116

Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

8.71 mi. away

TherapySouth - Liberty Park/Irondale

3800 River Run Drive, Suite 102

Birmingham, AL 35243

10.85 mi. away

TherapySouth - Alabaster/Pelham

3569 Pelham Parkway, Suite #7

Pelham, AL 35124

11.65 mi. away

TherapySouth - Vestavia

1944 Canyon Road, Suite 100

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

11.89 mi. away

TherapySouth - Homewood

1280 Columbiana Rd., Suite 160

Homewood, AL 35216

12.94 mi. away

TherapySouth - Crestline/Mountain Brook

205 Country Club Park

Birmingham, AL 35213

13.42 mi. away

TherapySouth - Helena

4690 Hwy. 17

Helena, AL 35080

13.49 mi. away

Direct Access makes self-referral for physical therapy easy in Alabama.

Here are the Direct Access laws in Alabama, as described by the American Physical Therapy Association:

Alabama is one of six states that allows limited direct patient access to physical therapy. Before pursuing direct access for physical therapy in Alabama, refer to the state-specific terms governing this treatment, as referenced by APTA.

Physical therapists in Alabama can only evaluate patients. In terms of fitness and wellness services, they are restricted to limited treatment:

Physical therapists can treat children with a diagnosed developmental disability so long as the direct access physical therapy treatment in Alabama matches the patient's care plan.

They can also treat through direct access to physical therapy in Alabama as part of a home health care agency but again, so long as the physical therapy fits in with the patient’s care plan.

To patients in long-term care facilities, the physical therapy must fit the patient’s care plan.

Physical therapy services in Alabama should include education, activities, or wellness services for injury prevention, stress reduction, or the promotion of fitness.

They can also treat patients with a previously diagnosed condition for which direct access physical therapy services in Alabama are determined to be necessary. In this scenario:

The physical therapist must provide a plan of care to the provider who gave out the diagnosis within the first 15 days of physical therapy.

It’s also important to note that the diagnosis cannot have been made more than 90 days prior to the start of physical therapy services.


Direct Access lets you self-refer for physical therapy. No prescription required.