Illinois gets a bad rap — but some really good things happen here. For example, on August 16, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Illinois Direct Access law. As the name implies, this law allows Illinois residents to seek treatment directly from physical therapists without a referral.
What Does Direct Access Mean?
Now, instead of having to make an appointment with your primary care physician to get a referral to a physical therapist, you can make the appointment with the physical therapist first.
- No prescription is necessary — you don’t need your doctor to write orders
- You choose where you want to go — more options to choose from
- If you are in pain, get relief — no need to wait
*Patients with complicated pain may be sent to a specialist after either a series of sessions with our physical therapists or the initial consultation.
What Conditions are Typically Treated?
Our highly-trained, specialized physical therapists can help you alleviate:
- Back and hip pain
- Neck and arm pain
- Pelvic pain
- Urinary pain
- Incontinence (female and male)
- Pre- & post-childbearing conditions
- Shoulder pain, bursitis, tendonitis and tears
- Foot and ankle pain, including plantar fasciitis, sprains
- Headaches and migraines
Who Direct Access Helps
All Illinois residents are now eligible, which helps patients of all walks of life go to physical therapy faster than ever before. For example, this can reduce wait times for postpartum moms who need help before their 6 week checkup, weekend warriors who overdid their yard work, and busy people who want to start PT don’t have time to visit their primary care physician.
How Does This Work With Our Clinic?
Give us a call at 847-550-9784 and tell us about your pain. With a brief description of how you’re hurting, as well as your insurance information, one of our friendly staff members will schedule an initial appointment. And don’t worry about calling your insurance company: We will verify your insurance benefits to confirm your treatment coverage before your appointment.
What’s stopping you? Don’t suffer any longer — call today.