Freedom of Choice
Some states, such as New Jersey, require a referral from physician before you can receive physical therapy. Here in Florida, State Practice Act for physical therapy states that A REFERRAL IS NOT REQUIRED.
Insurance companies do require a referral from a physician for coverage for physical therapy services. However, you always have the freedom to choose your own physical therapist. Although the physician may refer you to the physical therapy facility in which the physician has a financial interest, you are entitled to seek treatment from the physical therapist of your choice.
At First Choice Physical Therapy, We are guided by our mission to provide “Patient First” care. By the way we greet you when you arrive to the kindness you’ll feel in your therapist’s touch, is meant for one purpose- getting you well. We’ve also made accessibility a priority, because you shouldn’t have to wait to get the care you need. We’ll try to see you within 24 to 48 hours of the time you call for your appointment. We also respect your time and will see you at your scheduled appointment time…not hours later.
It’s benefits like these that show you that you really do come first with us. Founder, Dr. Wade M. Rinehart , ensures that the patient-first mission is made real by every staff member, every day, all the time. His goal is to make a real difference for you, to treat the cause of your pain and to become a resource for your good health, now and long after your therapy is over.