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Patients have direct access to therapists

Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Beginning Monday, July 1, patients have direct access to physical therapists. Direct access allows patients to receive evaluation and treatment by a physical therapist without a physician referral.

Indiana is the final state to pass this law. The new bill permits patients to be evaluated and treated for 24 calendar days without a referral from a physician or other provider. Referrals will still be needed for spinal manipulation and sharp debridement. After 24 days, a physician referral will need to be obtained to continue treatment.

IPT, the premier independent provider of outpatient rehabilitation services in northeast Indiana has experienced significant growth and expansion since being founded in 1988 and has grown to ten locations including five in Fort Wayne and one each in Angola, Auburn, Bluffton, Huntington and New Haven and our newest clinic opening in Warsaw. Our industrial and athletic training divisions also provide therapy service options.

For more information about IPT, visit our newest location or to schedule an appointment, call (260) 432-4700 or visit