You have the freedom to choose your own physical therapist. All 50 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of direct access to physical therapist services without a physician’s prescription.
Keep in mind, however, that your insurance policy may require a visit to the primary care physician first or may limit your access to preferred providers only.
Your physician may refer you for physical therapy that is to be provided in the physician’s office, or to a facility in which the physician has a financial interest. If this is your situation, be aware that you have the right to choose your own physical therapist and that you are not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility. Always insist that your physical therapy be provided by a licensed physical therapist.