Physical therapist in Charlottesville with Direct Access Care

Most of our patients are referred to us by physicians. If you are currently under the care of a physician for the problem for which you would like to receive physical therapy, you are required to have a prescription to receive physical therapy services.

At Move Better all of our physical therapists are Direct Access Care Certified. This means you are able to seek our physical therapy services without a physician referral (excluding medicare programs); however, in most situations we recommend that you see your physician first.

An integral part of our evaluation process is recognizing signs and symptoms that may be indicative of conditions that are beyond our expertise or scope of practice. If this occurs, we will immediately contact your physician to discuss our concerns and arrange for referral to the appropriate specialist. Ongoing communication with your physician is a routine part of our practice.