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Direct Access Therapy


HFM Rehab Plus
Harbor Town Campus
1650 S. 41st Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: 920-320-3100


Studies indicated that visiting a therapist directly for outpatient care results in 27% fewer visits and lower overall costs.


Direct access to physical therapy is your opportunity to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without first needing to see your physician for a prescription. Direct access allows you to save time and money, thereby expediting your treatment, relief and recovery!

  • Faster diagnosis of, intervention for and prevention of impairments, limitations and disabilities related to movement, function and health. 
  • Reimbursement by many insurance companies. 
  • Money savings for the patient and for the insurance companies by eliminating unnecessary visits to physician offices. 
  • Enhanced convenience. 
  • Timely physical therapy services. Delays in care result in higher cost, decreased functional outcomes and frustration to patients seeking physical therapy treatment.
  • Available for people with private insurance who have musculoskeletal problems.
  • Children under the age of 18 must have a parent with them in order to participate in therapy.

      What physical therapy services are available through Direct Access?

    • While not all conditions apply, direct access to outpatient physical therapy may include: 

        • Sports and recreational injuries
        • Work-related injuries
        • Cumulative trauma disorders
        • Low back and neck pain
        • Vestibular disorders
        • Muscle and joint strains and sprains
        • Gait and balance disorders
        • Arthritis disorders
        • Foot pain
        • And more

          For questions on a particular condition, call HFM Rehab Plus at 320-3100.
      What are the qualifications of a physical therapist?

      Physical therapists are educated at the postbaccalaureate level and receive extensive education and clinical training in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention of patient/clients with functional limitations, impairments and disabilities.

      Physical therapists are qualified to recognize when a patient presents with signs and symptoms inconsistent or outside the scope and expertise of the physical therapist and when the patient should be referred to a physician.