In Pain? Head Straight to Physical Therapy!

Have you ever tried to “ride out” pain because you don’t want to spend the time and money on doctor’s visits, specialists, procedures and medication? There is a better way to treat your pain! In Connecticut, the Direct Access law allows most people with most insurances to see a physical therapist without a prescription or referral from a doctor.

Physical Therapists are experts on the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Pain from muscle injuries
  • Joint pain like arthritis
  • Nagging back or neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Recovery from broken bones or fractures
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Vertigo and other balance issues
  • A host of other pain resulting muscle, bone and joint problems.

PTs are also trained to ask the right questions, explore all possible causes, offer a clinical diagnosis and let you know if a customized PT plan is right for you, or if you should seek additional insight from a doctor or specialist. See below for a comparison of the “old approach” to addressing pain, which can include costly and time-consuming doctor’s visits and procedures, vs. the affordable and effective “new approach.”

PTSMC Direct Access Infographic for physical therapy


If you or a loved one are dealing with pain, contact us directly via the appointment form to the side, or call one of our 30+ locations around the state, and we’ll let you know if your insurance allows you to schedule an appointment without a referral.