Direct Access

How can accessing physical therapy directly benefit me?

In the state of Georgia, patients are able to be evaluated and treated by a licensed Physical Therapist without a physician's referral, called Direct Access. Coming directly to Physical Therapy after an injury, when you are in pain, or for rehabilitation allows patients to expedite treatment, saving time and money. Doctors of Physical Therapy are Board-Certified health professionals who go through extensive training at accredited Physical Therapy programs. They are qualified to examine, evaluate, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate patients with functional limitations, impairments or disabilities. Spine & Sport also houses one of 3 Orthopedic Residency Programs in the state of Georgia, enabling our Doctors of Physical Therapy to give you the best possible treatment and care. However, if you would like to see your physician before coming to Physical Therapy, we will keep in close communication with them throughout your treatment and keep them updated on your progress.


How Does Direct Access Work?

  1. Before your first appointment, we will gather your insurance information
  2. Our finance team will work with your insurance company to get all the information on your benefits
  3. We will contact you to explain your benefits and schedule your first appointment (called an initial evaluation)
  4. At your initial evaluation, one of our Physical Therapists will assess your specific issues and design a plan of care to get you on your way to becoming pain free

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“I am writing to commend your company, namely your staff for excellent, professional service. True to form, you provided an in-depth assessment of me.. I will say it again; this was superior to any other physical exam done by a healthcare professional. All of the employees never rushed me, or spoke 'above' me. They all appear to be the genuine article when it comes to their profession, and are able to balance it with human touches of fun, humor, encouragement, and a seemingly endless supply of positive energy. They really listen, fine tune my care according to the day or week. I wish I had them as daily personal trainers to keep me on track for the rest of my life!” –J.B., repeat patient

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