IF you are interested in a scheduling a consult: either by phone (15 minutes) or in person (30 minutes), you may do so BEFORE you seek a referral from a doctor or other medical provider who can refer to PT. (Treatment is not allowed UNTIL you have a medical diagnosis and have been cleared to proceed). This is currently the law in state of California for PT’s.
IF you want to begin your course of treatment with a FULL HOUR evaluation and treatment, you must FIRST see your doctor of choice and request a physical therapy referral.
To make things easier for getting the referral you may:
Print the request for services form below and take to your physician along with the referral for therapy (2nd form).
Ask the doctor to consider allowing you to try this form of treatment for 2-4 visits if he/she is uncomfortable about it since it is not well known. We can go from there. Actually IF I am not seeing a difference in max 4 visits, I will stop services and refer you back to your provider.