In the physical therapy world, Direct Access means freedom and growth as a profession. For the consumer, it means less time wasted and more money saved! Direct Access allows anyone with complaints of pain, physical limitation, or concern over a chronic injury the ability to seek the evaluation and assessment by a physical therapist WITHOUT the referral from a medical doctor! In the state of VA, you are allowed to seek evaluation by a licensed physical therapist, and be treated for 30 days before requiring the consultation and referral of a medical doctor. This will cut down on unnecessary trips to the doctor, and can expedite the time it takes to begin your rehab journey. Many orthopedic injuries can be treated through a home-program and may only require a few sessions from a therapist. Of course, some injuries cannot, and at Restorative Therapy we have a good referral source to orthopedic and musculoskeletal specialists if you end up needing a medical consult for your concerns. So, if you or a loved one have been contemplating about seeing a doctor because of unrelenting aches or pains, but haven’t been able to make the time, contact us! We can come to you and help you get started on your road to recovery!