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The PT’s Guide to Building Better Referral Relationships

We’re big fans of patient-centered marketing—especially now that all 50 states have direct access laws that allow PTs to, at minimum, evaluate patients without a referral. But that doesn’t mean you should rely entirely on word-of-mouth to bring in new clients. After all, many states have limited direct access laws that prevent PTs from having full control over their patients’ medical journey—and many payers still require some degree of physician involvement in therapy care plans.

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Founder Letter: 3 Ways to Become a Better PT, OT, or SLP in 2019

It’s official; we’ve closed out 2018 and are stepping into a brand-new year. While I don’t recommend saving up those important intentions and resolutions for the kick-off of a new year, it does represent a potent time to release the things that no longer serve us—and embrace more of what does. In the past, I’ve used this occasion to put out some predictions for the year to come—and I’ve done that again here—but right now,

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Direct Access Laws by State (Rhode Island-Wyoming)

Direct access to a physical therapist is the law of the land in all 50 states, but not all state legislation is created equal. In the final installment of this four-part series, we give you the breakdown of direct access laws from Rhode Island to Wyoming.

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Direct Access Laws by State (Missouri-Pennsylvania)

Direct access to a physical therapist is the law of the land in all 50 states, but not all state legislation is created equal. In part three of this four-part series, we give you the breakdown of direct access laws from Missouri to Pennsylvania.

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Direct Access Laws by State (Idaho-Mississippi)

Direct access to a physical therapist is the law of the land in all 50 states, but not all state legislation is created equal. In part two of this four-part series, we give you the breakdown of direct access laws from Idaho to Mississippi.

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Direct Access Laws by State (Alabama-Hawaii)

Direct access to a physical therapist is the law of the land in all 50 states, but not all state legislation is created equal. In this four-part series, we give you the breakdown of direct access laws by state.

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7 Direct Access Myths Debunked

The fight for direct access to physical therapy has been raging for a while—we’re talking several decades—and as with any long-standing controversy, rumors abound. So, in the interest of removing some grist from the gossip mill, let’s tackle a handful of the biggest direct access myths out there:

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