January 31, 2023
You woke up this morning and your neck is stiff and achy. You get out of bed, try to look over your shoulder, and suddenly your muscle begins to spasm. You feel a headache beginning and have difficulty concentrating. You opt for the extra-large coffee mug to go, and figure it will eventually work its way out.
Fast forward one week and your neck is still stiff and sore. You decide you’d better get it checked out. You call to make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider and learn it will be four to six weeks before you can get in. You feel frustrated and defeated as you push forward. When you finally get in for an appointment, they order x-rays which show some slight “degenerative changes” (also known as arthritis) and refer you to physical therapy. Two weeks later, you’re seeing your New Life Physical Therapist who provides answers as to why you hurt and a path to succeed in doing life’s important things.
It doesn’t have to be this way. You can directly access your New Life Physical Therapist WITHOUT a physician’s referral for a variety of musculoskeletal issues including:
New Life has a team of expert PTs that have advanced training in the musculoskeletal system. They can screen and determine if you need an x-ray, if you have concerning findings that require you to see a medical doctor first (and get you to the right person in a timely manner), or determine if you are in need a physical therapy plan of care.
WHY should you see your New Life Physical Therapist FIRST?
Most insurances cover direct access visits to a physical therapist without a referral. If your insurance does require a referral, we are happy to request one on your behalf. We also offer self-pay discounted rates. Initial express consultations are available for $80/visit and premium full evaluations are available for $160/visit. Follow up appointments can range from $43-$160 based on your specific needs and conditions.