No Referrals Needed!

Until recently, Illinois law stated that in order to see a physical therapist, a prescription for treatment was required. This means you can feel better now without waiting for a referral from your physician.

A study recently published by the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy noted average savings of $1,543 in fees and treatment costs for those who chose physical therapy as their first treatment option instead of seeing a specialist first and being referred. Not only does this change in the law bring cost savings to the ever-growing health care insurance rates, but it will allow individuals to prioritize treatment options that are less invasive, less addictive, and more personalized.

Access to physical therapy related to fitness or wellness will be unrestricted, which means that you can start adding regular physical therapy into your wellness routine before chronic pain limits your daily function. Choose physical therapy first to eliminate pain, optimize your function, and be one step closer to living pain free.

Certain insurance companies may still require a physician’s referral for physical therapy, but the friendly staff at Northern Rehab is happy to assist you in understanding insurance benefits and requirements related to physical therapy.

You don’t need to live with pain. Now, the choice is yours. Choose Northern Rehab today, and stop letting pain control your life.


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