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How do I get a referral for pt for my backache?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: See your doc
In some states, a doctor needs to write a prescription for physical therapy.
That is true in my state (massachusetts) . In other states a doctors prescription is not needed but insurance companies may need a doctors prescription to pay for it. Any actively practicing, licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physicians assistant working under a licensed doctor can issue a referral.

In brief: See your doc
In some states, a doctor needs to write a prescription for physical therapy.
That is true in my state (massachusetts) . In other states a doctors prescription is not needed but insurance companies may need a doctors prescription to pay for it. Any actively practicing, licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physicians assistant working under a licensed doctor can issue a referral.
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