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Waiting for all 50 states to have total, unrestricted direct access to physical therapy services reminds me of the one and only time I cooked a Thanksgiving turkey: it was a massive bird, and I was a novice enough chef to not realize how long it would need to bake. And because I’m impatient, I’d take a peek in the oven every 15 minutes or so to see how it was progressing. Slowly but surely, the fine fowl cooked into a beautiful golden brown, and I pulled it out of the oven—just in time for the dessert course.
From where I’m sitting, it seems like PTs have had a similar experience when it comes to standardizing direct access laws across the US. Of course, it’s taken years for things to get to where they are now, which is significantly longer than my paltry poultry parable. (Try saying that five times fast.) But direct access standardization—that is, unrestricted patient access to physical therapy as a first-line treatment option—is a critical must-do for the healthcare…

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