No. New York is a “direct access” state and you do not need a prescription from your physician to receive out-patient physical therapy. However, some insurance plans do require you to have a prescription from your physician in order for them to pay for physical therapy services. Feel free to call our office and we can verify your insurance requirements. Our physical therapists are highly trained health care professionals and are well qualified to evaluate a patient’s condition, assess his or her physical therapy needs and, if appropriate, safely and effectively treat the patient. Physical therapists recognize when it is appropriate to refer patients to other health care professionals for consultation if needed.