Give Texans the Right to Choose Physical Therapy, HB 1263

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Darlene Burk
5 years ago
PTs are taught to diagnose & are able to treat the problem, not just treat the symtoms.

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Edna Osborne
5 years ago
It takes weeks to get into the doctor then weeks again to get appointment for therapy. Save time, get treatment sooner & avoid percription pain medication.

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C Nichols
5 years ago
Referrals are biased. The patient should have a right to choose any modality and any practitioner.

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Nicholas Hauge
5 years ago
I'm signing because as a new physical therapist in Texas I am sad to see Texans not having direct access to a physical therapist. We have fought hard to advance our profession to the clinical doctorate level and as such are qualified to be a primary care option for those wanting to regain their lives back through movement. I came to this great state with hopes and dreams to see what the state of Texas has to offer. It is sad to see Texas is behind almost every other state with regards to direct access of physical therapy. I urge you to consider passing this bill and really show that we care for not only our providers but also our communities by being able to give them the best healthcare they deserve.

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Jeremy Sutton
5 years ago
People should be able to see the health care professional of their choice.

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Eric Wallace
5 years ago
The general public should have the right and privelage to see a PT first before any other professional if they so choose because PT's are the only experts in pain, movement, and musculoskeletal health that will empower people to take their own health to another level while saving a lot of money. It's simple.

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Aaron Ross
5 years ago
Because Physical Therapist are more qualified to have direct access to patients than some other medical professions that currently do!

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Rhonda Bourgeois
5 years ago
It's my right to choose, and have had to go to an MD just to request a referral to a DPT for myself. I would like to eliminate that step when I have complete confidence in my DPT.

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James Guest
5 years ago
I have a friend who is a great physical therapist and want to support him. As well as I have multiple health issues that I have had to use a physical therapist. I found it very useful!!

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Jeremy Bourgeois
5 years ago
I'm a private practice owner in PT. Too many pts are forced to wait weeks to see an MD for a referral. Pt's have the right to make an educated decision to see a PT first, just as much of a right to switch their services from one MD to the next.