Direct Access to Physical Therapy

Injured or hurt? See a physical therapist directly first without having to see your physician for a prescription. At times like this, think of Physical Therapy first for all your musculoskeletal needs and recovery.

Direct Access is covered by most insurance’s except for HMO’s. (Let us verify your health insurance coverage for you)

Research has shown that faster access to Physical Therapy reduces injury time and reduces overall medical cost by up to 75% per musculoskeletal injury.

Why Choose PTSIR

Established since 1976, we are one of the most experienced outpatient Physical Therapy practices in Illinois. We are therapist owned and do not have financial interest from Physicians. We work first and foremost, for you!

At PTSIR, our therapists have been with our company for an average of over 13 years providing your patients with experienced treatment.

Freedom of Choice

You have the freedom to choose your own physical therapist. Currently, you may be evaluated by a physical therapist without a physician’s prescription in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Keep in mind that your insurance policy may require a visit to the primary care physician first or may limit your access to preferred providers only. Your physician may refer you for physical therapy that is to be provided in the physician’s office, or to a facility in which the physician has a financial interest. If this is your situation, be aware that you have the right to choose your own physical therapist and that you are not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility. Always insist that your physical therapy be provided by a licensed physical therapist.

You’re Appointment

Your first visit will include an evaluation by the physical therapist. Your physical therapist will perform an examination to identify current and potential problems. Based on the results of the examination, and considering your specific goals, your physical therapist will design a plan of care to include specific interventions and will propose a timetable to achieve these goals and optimize your movement and function. Your physical therapist will likely provide you with instructions to perform exercises at home to facilitate your recovery. You should feel comfortable asking your physical therapist any questions regarding your course of care, including specifics regarding interventions and expectations.

Common Injuries that could benefit from seeing a physical therapist first

  • Sciatica/Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Arthritis flare up
  • Hip pain
  • Foot pain/Plantar fasciitis
  • General weakness

Think Physical Therapy First!