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Body Basics Physical Therapy

352 East Ridgeway Avenue

Waterloo, IA 50702

1.73 mi. away

Body Basics Physical Therapy

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

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

Iowa is one of 18 states that allow patients total, unrestricted access to physical therapy. No type of physician referral is required for a physical therapist to treat a patient under direct access physical therapy in Indiana.

Physical therapists may evaluate and treat direct access physical therapy patients in Indiana without a referral. However, some hospitals may require that any physical therapy evaluations and treatments performed in the hospital only be provided upon prior authorization from a member of the hospital’s medical staff.

A physical therapist in Indiana may not:

perform operative surgery;

conduct osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation; or

prescribe drugs and medicine.

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

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