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

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

West Virginia is one of 18 states that allow patients total, unrestricted access to a physical therapist. According to state law, no type of physician referral is required for a physical therapist to evaluate or treat a patient under direct access physical therapy in West Virginia.

PTs may not conduct electromyography examinations and electrodiagnostic studies while practicing direct access physical therapy in West Virginia—other than for the purpose of determining chronaxia and strength duration curves—unless they are under the supervision of a licensed electromyographer and electrodiagnostician.

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

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