You can begin physical therapy treatment right away with Direct Access.

Centreville Physical Therapy accepts patients without a physician referral! Get the relief and recovery you need NOW – without a physician prescription.

In Virginia, patients are able to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without first obtaining a physician’s referral under legislation called Direct Access. This immediate access to therapeutic care leads to a much higher rate of success in a timely manner for the individuals seeking services.


Virginia law allows licensed physical therapists to provide direct physical therapy evaluation and treatment 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.


BENEFITS to you:

Direct Access benefits our patients in that it allows you to expedite treatment, saving time and money. Eliminate delays that can result in decreased functional outcomes and frustration. This allows for earlier return to work and an earlier return to daily activities. Studies show that immediate care for most injuries can reduce the healing time. We can refer you to a licensed MD, DPM, or other medical professional for conditions/symptoms outside our scope of practice.



We will be happy to contact your insurance provider to determine your benefits in terms of direct access coverage. In many cases with direct access, insurance companies are now reimbursing because they realize that it costs less when you, our patient, have the choice to access physical therapy without delay.