PATIENTS NO LONGER NEED DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE TREATED BY ORTHO FOUR STATES PHYSICAL THERAPY & AQUATIC REHABILITATION
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PATIENTS NO LONGER NEED DOCTOR’S REFERRAL
TO BE TREATED BY ORTHO FOUR STATES
PHYSICAL THERAPY AND AQUATIC REHABILITATION
New Kansas law to benefit the entire Four State Area
October 20, 2015, Galena, Kan. – Nationally recognized Ortho Four States Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation announces new Kansas state law enables all its patients, regardless of state residence, to receive physical therapy treatment without needing a referral from a physician or other healthcare provider.
“The law applies to anyone seen in our clinics no matter where they reside,” said Kurt M. Stork, P.T., Director of Rehabilitation Services, Premier Surgical Institute and Ortho Four States Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation. “This is incredibly beneficial and will provide a cost savings to the many needing physical therapy to treat their condition, as they now have a direct path to our care.”
Located within Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States, which is the largest and most comprehensive Orthopedic and Sports Medicine care group and facility in the Four State Area, Ortho Four States Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation works with patients to create individualized care plans that promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Nationally recognized for clinical excellence in exceeding the national average for patients’ functional outcomes, the physical therapists at Ortho Four States help patients with orthopedic conditions such as sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, lower back pain or osteoporosis, joint injuries such as fractures and dislocations, neurologic conditions such as stroke or Parkinson’s disease, and accidents and workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders.
With a state-of-the-art facility, including two HydroWorx pools, Ortho Four States Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation’s approach to therapeutic exercise and functional training are the cornerstones of its physical therapy treatment. Each patient’s needs are unique, and several techniques other than just “standard” physical therapy conditioning may be used in treatment, such as electrotherapy, isokinetics, aquatics, ultrasound (high-frequency waves that produce heat) and muscle massage.
Located only minutes from downtown Joplin, MO, Ortho Four States accepts most insurance, including Blue Cross Blue Shield and many Freeman and Mercy directed plans. To learn more, visit: Ortho4States.com or call 417.206.7846, or toll free, 877.783.4441.
This news comes just in time for National Physical Therapy Month, which is October. To learn more about the new Kansas state physical therapy ruling, visit the Kansas Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) website: KPTA.com.
Kurt M. Stork, P.T., Director of Rehabilitation Services
Premier Surgical Institute and Ortho Four States Physical Therapy & Aquatic Rehabilitation
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