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

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

Washington is one of 26 states that allow direct patient access to PT with some provisions. Direct access for physical therapy in Washington may be administered with the following provisions:

A PT may only provide direct access physical therapy treatment in Washington using orthoses that are crucial to treating conditions of the foot or ankle by referral or consultation from an authorized healthcare provider.

There is no restriction on any insurance entity or any state agency or program from limiting use of direct access physical therapy services in Washington.

The PT must refer a patient to an appropriate healthcare provider when symptoms or conditions exceed the PT scope of practice.

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