Exercise your freedom.
Did you know? You no longer need a physician referral for physical therapy.
A new law allows individuals to self-refer to physical therapy in Indiana. The “Direct Access” law was passed in 2013, allowing patients to seek care directly from a physical therapist without a physician referral.
Call any of our convenient Central Indiana locations to schedule an appointment for an evaluation at 317-355-7868 (PTOT).
When to seek care from a physical therapist
If you are struggling with an ache or pain that is affecting your everyday or recreational activities—and rest, ice or over-the-counter medications are not helping—it may be time to seek an evaluation and treatment from a physical therapist. Physical therapists are highly trained in evaluation and treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions.
During your first visit, the therapist will evaluate your condition to determine the appropriate level of care you need. If necessary, the physical therapist will refer you to your primary care, sports medicine or orthopedic physician based on the findings of the evaluation.
In most cases, an individual is seeking physical therapy for conditions related to pain in the muscles, bones or joints. The condition may be the result of an injury, surgery or arthritis. Most individuals respond very well to therapy to restore balance, strength and function.
Our physical therapists work collaboratively with your physician to keep them informed of your condition and treatment.
The following are examples of conditions that can be evaluated:
- Sprained knee, ankle
- Shoulder pain
- Lower back strain
- Stiff neck
- Hip pain
- Pain with running/jumping activities
- Foot pain
- Functional deficits
Locations for therapy
We have 16 locations in Indianapolis and surrounding areas to accommodate your physical and related therapy needs. To find the rehab location most convenient to you, please visit our locations page for more details. Therapy locations >>