At BetterPT, we’re dedicated to connecting patients with top-quality physical therapy in Maine. By making the booking experience as seamless as possible, it’s easier than ever to find physical therapy in Maine that’s best for you. You can leverage the benefits of direct access for physical therapy in Maine right from our platform, too. With direct access physical therapy in Maine, you don’t need a referral before booking an appointment. This removes the paperwork, back-and-forth calls with your provider, and the stress in finding the right clinic for you. From reading physical therapy reviews in Maine to finding a clinic with appointments at the times you need, BetterPT is transforming how patients and clinics connect. It’s just one of the reasons more physical therapy clinics in Maine and across the country are signing up to our platform every day. It’s time to find a physical therapist near you in Maine. All you need to do is enter your location and insurance info below. Then, you’ll match with a physical therapy clinic in Maine.
Maine is one of 26 states that allow direct patient access to physical therapy. However, there are some provisions that come along with direct access for physical therapy in Maine. They are as follows:
To practice direct access to physical therapy in Maine, the PT:
Should not apply manipulative thrust to the vertebrae of the spine.
Should not administer drugs.
Should make a referral when the patient’s condition requires treatment beyond the physical therapist’s scope of practice.
When treating a patient without referral under direct access physical therapy in Maine, the physical therapist:
Cannot make a medical diagnosis;
Must refer the patient to an appropriate licensed healthcare provider if no improvement is noted in the patient record within 30 days of the first treatment date;
Must consult or refer the patient to an appropriate licensed healthcare provider if physical therapist treatment is required beyond 120 days.
Employers may not cover workers’ compensation charges for physical therapy services in Maine unless the employee has been specifically referred to the physical therapist.
Direct Access lets you self-refer for physical therapy. No prescription required.
Download the BetterPT app for iOS or Android and get access to the best physical therapists near you.
Simply enter your phone number and we will send you a download link for the app via text message.*
*The app is free for patients to download. Your phone carrier text message rates apply