Physical Therapy is a profession comprised of physical therapist and physical therapist assistants. Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Physical therapists empower people to be active participants in their own treatment, and they work collaboratively with other health professionals to ensure patients receive comprehensive care.
Do I need a physician referral?
Yes and no. Currently, Physical Therapists in Alabama have limited “direct access”. This means your Physical Therapist can see you for a limited amount of time before they need to request a physician referral. This is typically around 30 days, depending on insurance and your condition.
What conditions can a Physical Therapist help me with?
Physical Therapists treat any musculoskeletal condition, which may include low back pain, adhesive capsulitis, ankle sprains, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and generalized weakness. Click here for a more inclusive list of conditions.