Does PT require a doctor’s referral?

No referral is needed - you can come straight in to see us without having to go to your doctor. Years ago a referral was required, but studies like this showed it was dramatically more effective and cheaper for patients to be sent to PTs first. The state of Arkansas has not required them for over 20 years (since 1997).
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Is PT covered by insurance?

It sure is. Almost all insurance plans give you an annual allowance of PT visits. For our current patients, that has typically meant a payment of around $15-$30/visit. Sometimes it's lower, or even completely covered by insurance. Depending on your plan you might pay a bit more, such as when your plan has a higher deductible.
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Does PT actually work?

The only question that matters. Here's what a recent large study found: "In the year following their initial complaint to primary providers, the sample of people in the study who went to physical therapy directly spent an average of $1,871, compared to $6,664 for those who were first sent for an MRI. The patients who received physical therapy first were less likely to receive surgery and injections, and they made fewer specialists and emergency department visits within a year of primary consultation." [link]
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