We have made a commitment at BetterPT to make it as seamless as possible to find physical therapy in Indiana and across the nation. With direct access to physical therapy in Indiana, this is now easier than ever. Combined with the benefits of direct access for physical therapy, the BetterPT platform lets patients find PTs, book appointments, and read physical therapy reviews in Indiana, all without a referral. There’s no more back-and-forth calls with your insurance, no more piles of paperwork, and no more hassle when trying to find a physical therapist in Indiana that’s right for you. More clinics in are signing up to our platform every day to offer direct access for physical therapy in Indiana. More patients are turning to BetterPT instead of typing “physical therapy near me in Indiana” into a random search engine and weeding through the results. It’s time to find physical therapy in Indiana that’s suited to your needs. To get started and match with a physical therapist in Indiana, enter in your location and insurance information below.
Indiana is one of 26 states that allow direct patient access to physical therapy. Keep in mind the following provisions that govern how patients can leverage the benefits of direct access for physical therapy in this state.
When practicing via direct access physical therapy in Indiana, a qualified physical therapist must:
Evaluate and treat the patient for no more than 24 calendar days, starting on the initial date of service, without a referral.
If the patient requires additional treatment beyond direct access physical therapy in Indiana, the physical therapist must obtain a referral from the appropriate healthcare provider.
Obtain an order or referral from a physician, osteopath, or chiropractor when physical therapy treatment in Indiana involves spinal manipulation. The referring provider must have conducted his or her own examination of the patient before issuing the order or referral.
The APTA defines “spinal manipulation” as “a method of skillful and beneficial treatment by which a physical therapist uses direct thrust to move a joint of the patient’s spine beyond its normal range of motion, but without exceeding the limits of anatomical integrity.”
Obtain an order or referral from a physician, osteopath, or podiatrist in the case of sharp debridement in order to treat through physical therapy in Indiana.
The APTA defines “sharp debridement” as “the removal of foreign material or dead tissue from or around a wound, without anesthesia and with generally no bleeding, through the use of: (A) a sterile scalpel; (B) scissors; (C) forceps; (D) tweezers; or (E) other sharp medical instruments...to expose health tissue, prevent infection, and promote healing.”
Direct Access lets you self-refer for physical therapy. No prescription required.
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