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

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

Louisiana is one of 26 states that allow patients to enjoy the benefits of direct access for physical therapy with some provisions.

To practice via direct access physical therapy in Louisiana, a physical therapist must:

Obtain a doctorate-level degree or have five years of clinical practice experience.

These providers may only treat a patient without physician referral via direct access physical therapy in Louisiana for 30 calendar days.

After 30 days, the physical therapist in Louisiana must obtain a referral from an appropriate healthcare provider, unless there is measurable or functional improvement.

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

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