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

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

The District of Columbia—along with 26 US states—allows direct patient access to physical therapy. When pursuing direct access physical therapy in DC, keep in mind there are some provisions. They are as follows:

If the patient does not reasonably progress under direct access to physical therapy in DC within 30 days of care, the physical therapist must refer the patient to a primary care provider.

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

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