Just as the name states, direct access allows a patient to see a physical therapist direct without a script or referral from a physician. Our direct access certified clinicians are well qualified to evaluate and treat a wide variety of ailments and conditions, to get you back in action quicker and with less hassle.
What are the benefits of direct access physical therapy?
- Convenience – Direct access eliminates the need for a physician’s referral—providing you the convenience to start physical therapy sooner. Starting therapy sooner can lead to a faster recovery and fewer visits.
- Cost Savings – Direct access eliminates unnecessary physician visits and copays. Finishing treatment in fewer visits results in less therapy copays and more savings in your pocket.
- Choice – Direct access gives you the choice to choose your physical therapist whether it be personal preference, location, schedule or all of the above.
*Currently, you may be evaluated by a physical therapist (PT) without a physician’s referral in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Direct access provisions, however, vary state by state. For specific provisions in your state, visit www.apta.org/advocacy. A direct access map can be found under State Government Affairs/Current Issues. For additional information, please feel free to contact the Phoenix location nearest you. Keep in mind that your insurance policy may require a visit to the primary care physician first or may limit your access to preferred providers only.
Transitional Care Services
New Patient Info
Welcome to the Phoenix family! You’re one step closer to feeling like you again. You can expect superior care at each step of your rehabilitation journey, starting with scheduling your first appointment. After scheduling your first appointment, we encourage you to download and fill out your patient forms and insurance information.
Transitional Care Therapy
Transitional Care Therapy services allow patients to heal in the comfort and convenience of their own home. Transitional care therapy is the solution if a patient’s health or transportation issues make it difficult to attend an outpatient clinic.
Compact equipment allows us to perform a wide range of modalities in the home including ultrasound, electric stimulation and near infrared treatment for wound care & pain management.
Transitional Care Therapy Treatments
Phoenix Transitional Care Therapy delivers the following services and treatments to patients in the comfort of their home, as well as residents of assisted living facilities:
Physical Therapy: Works to obtain normal movement by focusing on balance, endurance, gait, transfers, strength, range of motion and reduction of pain.
Occupational Therapy: Improves the use of upper extremities while dealing with functional daily skills such as feeding, bathing, grooming and toileting.
- Manual lymph drainage
- Compression therapy
- Decongestive remedial exercises
- Wound care and skin care
- (ABI) Ankle-Brachial Index
- Venous Refill Testing
Transitional Care Therapy also provides the following Special Services:
Home Assessment: Evaluation for modifications needed for safety and completion of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Durable Medical Equipment Assessment: Wheelchair evaluation, ramp evaluation, etc.
Phoenix’S therapists can work with individuals with most diagnoses in the home including:
- CVA (Stroke)
- Difficulty Walking
- Balance Deficits
- Status Post Fractures
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy & Spina Bifida
- Status Post Hip, Shoulder, Knee Replacement
- Lymphedema / Wound Care
A customized treatment plan will be developed to achieve optimal results.
Meet The Team
Heather M Edwards, COTA
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Susan L Grandolfo, PCC
Patient Care Coordinator 2
Human Resources Assistant
Todd Szabo, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
A large part of what sets Phoenix apart is our team. We are proud to employ highly trained professionals who are not only skilled at what they do, but are passionate about providing you with individualized care. Our Phoenix team members are what makes achieving quality clinical outcomes possible through expertise and a personal approach.
Welcome to Transitional Care
Preparing patients to transition from “Transitional Care” Physical Therapy to an outpatient clinic. Patients who are not homebound or receiving any home medical services. Transitional care works for patients who are not quite ready for outpatient services. Our therapists will see the patients in the home with the planning of transitioning into an outpatient clinic. ...