Give Texans the Right to Choose Physical Therapy
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Give Texans the Right to Choose Physical Therapy

    1. Petition by

      TEXAS PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOC

en Español

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It's Your Right to Access Physical Therapy Directly

Current law in Texas prohibits you from directly accessing your physical therapist for treatment. You can go to a chiropractor, podiatrist, accupuncurist, massage therapist, personal trainer and more for treatment, but the law prohibits you from going directly to your physical therapist without a referral from a doctor, chiropractor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or dentist.

40 other states allow consumers to begin physical therapy treatment without a referral. This means that 188 million Americans have better access to care than Texans. Texas should be a leader in the healthcare arena, not the last one to give Texans a right they deserve.

Texas consumers seeking alternatives to prescription medication and surgery are choosing physical therapy for the prevention and treatment of conditions affecting movement and function, only to find arbitrary, unnecessary, and costly access barriers. 

It is time to allow Texans direct access to physical therapists for treatment so that consumers can benefit from the real cost savings associated with conservative management of movement and function-related conditions.

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    • Gregory Weaver SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 5 days ago

      As an active duty PT, I've enjoyed an expanded scope of practice all my 27 yrs of service. We should have the same direct access in the great state of Texas as service members. Direct access elevates our profession and provides a safe choice for the evaluation and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions from a skilled, subject matter expert.

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    • Cindy Gunn Kettler TOMBALL, TX
      • 22 days ago

      It's the right thing to do for improved access to healthcare.

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    • George Asous HOUSTON, TX
      • 22 days ago

      We can significantly reduce health care costs and increase pt access to medical care.

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    • Jason Graves PEARLAND, TX
      • 24 days ago

      Many medical therapies currently give the patient the right to choose. This should be no different.

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    • Jason Wynne HOUSTON, TX
      • 24 days ago

      It saves time and money by avoiding unneccsary visits to PCPs.

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