Direct Access with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Free Injury Screenings

Free Fall Prevention Screenings

Free Wellness Screenings and Direct Access

Now you can begin treatment right away




What is Direct Access?

Direct Access means that you can refer yourself to a Physical Therapist, without a physician referral, to have a physical therapist treat your muscular, joint, movement and/or pain issue(s).  If you have any questions, please call one of our clinics to talk with a physical therapist.

How Do I Get a Free Wellness Screening?

  • Visit any one of the SPECTRUM Physical Therapy/ Ivy Rehab Network clinics or contact your closest clinic by phone or submit the form below to schedule your FREE health screening with a licensed physical therapist
  • SPECTRUM Physical Therapists also schedule free screenings at the Brooks Family YMCA in McIntire Park, Charlottesville for all members twice a month  Call the YMCA at (434) 974-9622 to for dates, times and sign up for your screening!

What Kind Of Screenings Are Offered?

Injury Screenings:

If you’re in pain, have recently injured yourself, or just think something might be wrong, come to Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy for a complimentary injury screening. You’ll meet one-on-one with a physical therapist who will conduct a thorough assessment of your condition.

These free screenings can help you determine:

  • The root cause of your condition
  • A treatment plan that works for you
  • The next steps you should take

Don’t wait!

If you’re hurt or in pain, don’t wait a moment longer to schedule your complimentary injury screening. Whether it’s a sprain, twist, fracture, or just general pain, we’re here to help. Rather than doing research online and attempting to self-diagnose, come in and speak with a licensed physical therapist who can explain what’s going on and point you in the right direction.

Free physical therapy screenings at SPECTRUM Therapy are meant to provide unbiased opinions on the best course of treatment for your condition. We’re happy to refer you to specialists or other clinics based on your condition, needs, or personal goals. Schedule your appointment for a free injury screening today.

Schedule your appointment today at an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for a complimentary injury screening.

Fall Prevention Screenings:

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging.

This free consultation by a licensed physical therapist will include recommendations based on your screening that may include therapy options or SPECTRUM PhysicalTherapy’s new Fall Prevention Program. Our Fall Prevention Program is covered by insurance. You can participate without a prescription. Your physical therapist will communicate directly with your health careprovider to coordinate care and follow up.

What Can I Expect From My Free Screening?

  • Your screening will take approximately 15 minutes
  • Recommendations by a Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Coordination of Care with Your Physician
  • Insurance Pre-Authorization for Physical Therapy Care
  • No Prescription Required
  • We Look Forward to Helping You Achieve Your Health & Wellness Goals!

Do I need a referral from a physician or other healthcare provider to be seen by a physical therapist?

No.  In the state of Virginia, patients have the right to Direct Access to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist.

How long can I be treated through Direct Access?

In the state of Virginia, you can receive physical therapy services for up to 30 consecutive days without obtaining a referral/prescription from a physician or other healthcare provider.   If treatment is necessary beyond the initial 30 day period, the physical therapist will communicate with your physician to obtain authorization to continue treatment as needed.

Do insurance carriers reimburse for physical therapy care provided under Direct Access? 

Most insurance carriers will reimburse for physical therapy treatment provided through Direct Access.  Please call the location most convenient to you and our Office Coordinator will call your insurance carrier to verify.

What if I don’t have insurance?

Self-pay is always an option for physical therapy services.  Please call the location most convenient to you for additional information on self-pay options.

How do I know that a physical therapist is qualified to diagnose and treat my condition?

Physical Therapists are licensed health professionals who are specialists in evaluating and treating patients to improve movement and function related to muscular, joint and neurologic issues.   Physical Therapists are educated at accredited physical therapy programs and are licensed to examine, evaluate, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate patients to treat functional limitations, impairments, and disabilities.  Physical therapists receive extensive education and clinical training, along with ongoing continuing education.

Will my physical therapist communicate with my physician or specialist?

Your physical therapist has excellent relationships with physicians and specialists in our medical community.  As a courtesy, we will provide your physician or specialist a copy of our physical therapy evaluation and plan of care.  Additionally, if it is determined that your condition is best treated outside of the scope of Physical Therapy, your Physical Therapist will refer you to your primary care or specialist physician for further evaluation and medical care.


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