The term direct access references the ability of a person to see a Physical Therapist without a physician referral. Many insurance companies now recognize the cost benefit of allowing patients to ‘self-refer’ to physical therapy clinics. Please always keep in mind that if you’re experiencing pain and/or discomfort from any of the common injuries we can treat, you may not need a referral from your doctor’s office to come see us. If we feel your condition warrants a Doctor's visit we will recommend that you see your Doctor prior to the start of PT. If you’re interested in a self-referral, please call your insurance company to see if you need a referral and to understand your benefits. Our administrative staff will will be happy to assist you with your insurance questions. We’re here to get you BETTER FASTER.
We accept most major insurances and have cash based programs for those who do not want to go through insurance due to high deductibles, copays, limited visits by the insurance company, or those who's insurance company would not approve your treatment.
Please call us at 508-528-5723 with any questions
Listed below some of the insurances we DO accept.
Aetna US Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield - all plans
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
Private Health Care Systems
At Sports & Wellness Physical Therapy we love to help people get back to living the life they deserve. Which means a life free of painkillers, doctor's appointments and the inability to do the things you love. When something like chronic pain strikes in your knee, lower-back, neck or shoulders, or if you experience an injury from sport or exercise - we know it’s very tempting to leave it and hope it’ll simply “go away on it’s own” with time and rest… That you’ll wake up someday and like “magic”, it’ll be as if it never happened in the first place - but that’s usually not the case, and often the pain ends up worse than it was when it first started.
We also know it’s very easy to reach for painkillers, and take them whenever pain strikes so it eases off fast - but all those painkillers are no good for your health long-term, and do nothing but mask the pain instead.
Or, maybe you’re left feeling confused, even skeptical because you’ve seeked advice from other Healthcare professionals, or a Physical Therapist in the past, and nothing they seemed to say or do helped.
Can you relate?
If that sounds like you, you’re not alone. At Sports & Wellness Physical Therapy we hear this all the time… In fact people who come to see us have often:
-Thought the pain would go away on it’s own - but it didn’t
-Paid several visits to the Doctor, only to be told to “rest” and “take some painkillers” - then weeks later
go back to see the Doctor again, only to be prescribed MORE rest, and an even stronger dose of painkillers
-Tried a few YouTube exercises, but those exercises either didn’t do a thing or aggravated the pain making it 10 times worse
-Thought it would be a good idea to rest because the pain was so bad, but all that did was make the area even more
stiff and tight
- Been told by a family member or friend that “everybody gets aches and pains as they get older” - making it easy to
accept it’s “just a part of life”
Any of those sound familiar?
If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book an appointment for a discovery Visit or speak to a Therapist to see if we can help. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next.