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TherapySouth - Athens

Next Availability: Monday, 04/22

2319 Prince Avenue

Athens, GA 30606

17.57 mi. away

USPh

3511 Braselton Highway, Suite G-200

Dacula, GA 30019

14.77 mi. away

PT Solutions - Watkinsville

2061 Experiment Station Rd. Ste. 403

Watkinsville, GA 30677

16.19 mi. away

PT Solutions - Buford

3280 Hamilton Mill Road, #109

Buford, GA 30519

16.97 mi. away

PT Solutions - Snellville

1575 Scenic Hwy, Ste. 100

Snellville, GA 30078

17.31 mi. away

PT Solutions - Athens

8851 Macon Hwy, Suite 305-307

Athens, GA 30606

17.93 mi. away

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Advance Rehabilitation - Suwanee

1180 Satellite Blvd., Suite 100

Suwanee, GA 30024

21.19 mi. away

PT Solutions - Stone Mountain

3991 US-78, #200

Snellville, GA 30039

21.35 mi. away

PT Solutions - Duluth

3455 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 825

Duluth, GA 30096

26.75 mi. away

PT Solutions - Johns Creek

2575 Peachtree Pkwy

Cumming, GA 30041

28.86 mi. away

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TherapySouth - Athens
USPh
PT Solutions - Watkinsville
PT Solutions - Buford
PT Solutions - Snellville
PT Solutions - Athens
Advance Rehabilitation - Suwanee
PT Solutions - Stone Mountain
PT Solutions - Duluth
PT Solutions - Johns Creek

Direct Access makes self-referral for physical therapy easy in Georgia.

Here are the Direct Access laws in Georgia, as described by the American Physical Therapy Association:

Georgia is one of 26 states that allow direct patient access to physical therapy with some provisions. Before you pursue direct access physical therapy in Georgia, make sure you’re familiar with the following:

To practice via direct access physical therapy in Georgia, a PT must:

Obtain a doctorate in physical therapy or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution as well as two years of clinical experience; or

Obtain a doctorate in physical therapy or an equivalent degree in addition to a post-graduate certification, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties certification, or residency/fellowship training; or

Have five years of experience practicing in a clinical setting.

After 21 days or eight visits—whichever comes first—from the start of the direct access physical therapy plan of care in Georgia, the physical therapist must obtain a referral from the appropriately licensed healthcare provider unless:

The provided services are for health promotion, wellness, fitness, or health maintenance. Furthermore, if the patient presents with symptoms that exceed the physical therapy scope of practice, the physical therapist in Georgia must refer that patient to a qualified healthcare provider;

The patient received a diagnosis within the last nine months of a neuromuscular or developmental condition and the physical therapist is providing services for symptoms or issues resulting from that previously diagnosed condition; or

The patient received a diagnosis within the last 90 days of a chronic musculoskeletal condition, and the patient can produce current and relevant documentation from an appropriate healthcare provider to confirm that diagnosis.

In this instance, the physical therapist in Georgia must provide a written disclosure to the patient that a diagnosis from a PT and a physician’s diagnosis are not one and the same, and that a physical therapist diagnosis is not reliant on radiological imaging.

This disclaimer should also indicate that some direct access physical therapy services in Georgia might not be covered by the patient's health insurer.

Additionally, the physical therapist must consult with the patient’s primary care provider or physician’s assistant before performing any dry needling treatment on a patient pursuing direct access to physical therapy in Georgia.

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Direct Access lets you self-refer for physical therapy. No prescription required.

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