In the state of New Jersey, physical therapists are able to evaluate under direct access without requiring a prescription from a physician. At Individual Physical Therapy in Gillette, New Jersey, Dr. Neiswinter will evaluate your needs and determine the best treatment plan for you, including if physician follow-up is recommended.
Direct access is a change in procedures that affects physical therapy. With direct access as mandated in New Jersey, a physical therapy can evaluate and treat a patient without a patient receiving a physical referral or prescription.
This means that, in the state of New Jersey, you are allowed to see a physical therapy for 30 days without a referral from a doctor or other healthcare professional. At Individual Physical Therapy, Dr. Neiswinter will evaluate and diagnose your condition independently based on your reports and presentation. If it is determined to be outside the scope of a physical therapist’s care, Dr. Neiswinter will refer you to the best medical professional to guide you through your medical needs.