Perhaps you, or someone you love, is struggling with aches and pains and don’t want to schedule an appointment with your doctor to get a prescription for PT. Or maybe, the first available appointment with you doctor is months out but you are in pain now. Did you know there is a way for you to be evaluated for physical therapy without having to get a prescription from your doctor? It’s called Direct Access. Each state has its own rules and regulations, but all 50 states have some form of Direct Access. Our clinicians are qualified to evaluate and treat a wide variety of ailments and conditions. Click here to see where your state stands on Direct Access according to the APTA, or call your nearest Phoenix Physical Therapy clinic and ask.
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 this link. 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.
1018 Blakeslee Blvd.
Lehighton, PA, 18235-8726
Phone: (610) 377-5845
Fax: (610) 377-6112
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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.
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Meet The Team
Rachel J. Robb, PT, MPT, LAT, ATC
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April Walker, OTR/L
Ashley Pliska, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Connie Kates-Williams, LMT
Kathy Distler, PCC
Patient Care Coordinator
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Welcome to Lehighton
Welcome to Phoenix! We believe that rehabilitation should be efficient and purposeful, but not break the bank. Our highly trained team of professionals ensure that your personalized care and treatment plan takes place in a professional health care environment that’s centered around you. Phoenix is guided by the principles of employee satisfaction and quality clinical outcomes. At our Lehighton location, you can prevent and treat injuries through patient education and with our Physical Therapy, Occupational Health Rehabilitation, and Occupational Therapy. Schedule your appointment with us and get closer to feeling like you again...
The doctor and assistants are very professional. They show a lot of concern for the injury and recovery. I feel so much better after my visits, they are amazing!