Direct Access Therapy provides individual 60-minute treatment sessions. We offer dynamic treatments using current best evidence.
Massachusetts is an unrestricted direct access state. This allows patients to make an appointment with a physical therapist without the need for a referral from a MD. Direct Access Therapy utilizes a direct-pay model that allows for treatment based on the individual's needs without restrictions set by insurance companies. Direct-pay allows a patient to be seen without visit limitations, and it allows for services that insurance might not reimburse for such as preventative medicine, maintenance, and the use of dry needling or cupping.
Call your health insurance to see if you have Out of Network benefits. We will give you the paperwork you need to file with your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Payment is due at the time of service. Patients can use FSA, HSA, credit cards, cash, check, or digital currency.
Still not sure if Direct Access Therapy is the right fit for you? Give us a call for a free phone consultation.
60 Minute Initial Evaluation
60 Minute Follow up Treatment
$810 (10% savings)
Monthly Maintenance Package
$1440 (20% savings)
30 Minute Express Treatment/Student Athlete Discount
30 Minute Manual Treatment choose between: Sports Massage, Dry Needling, Cupping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Home Office Ergonomic Assessment
Business and Group Rates Available Upon Request
**Packages must be used within one year of purchase
Can I use my insurance to pay for physical therapy treatment?The only insurance that we accept is Medicare Part-B. Otherwise, DAT is a direct pay for service clinic. We do not bill your insurance and we require you to pay at the time of service. We do offer paperwork for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Why should I use a Direct Pay Physical Therapist?Direct Pay Physical Therapy can save you money in total costs! You likely have an insurance deductible. Deductibles have increased some in excess of $4000. An in-network PT clinic can bill insurance $200-$400 per session. That cost is your responsibility until your deductible is met. In-network PT clinics have to see more patients due to reducing reimbursement rates and will often schedule on the half hour to be profitable. You get one on one treatment for those 60 minutes with DAT at the location of your choice. Most patients at Direct Access Therapy are seen once a week to once every other week because of the personalized one on one care. This helps to reduce your weekly expenses with copays and coinsurances. Did we mention that there's no driving time and you dont have to get a baby sitter? Still not convinced? Read my Blog Post Titled "Why I hate insurance companies"
How does this save me money? Do I need a referal?Massachusetts is an unrestricted direct access state. This means that you can make an appointment with a physical therapist without the need for a referal from your primary care physician or surgeon. This allows you to skip the wait and cost of seeing your MD and you can make an appointment to start feeling better today. In-network clinics will need a referal based on your insurance requirements. Your insurance may require a MD referal for reimbursement.
What forms of payment do you accept?We accept cash, check, major credit cards using our square card reader, and some digital curency such as Etherium and Bitcoin. We also accept FSA and HSA cards. Remember your FSA likely expires at the end of the year and you will loose that money!
How many visits will I need?This depends on your injury but typically patients will require 4-8 visits usually once a week. Packages are available for 6 or 12 treatments that will reduce the price of each visit by 10% or 20%.
How do I make an appointment?Click Book Online Now! at the top right. This brings up my appointment schedule. Find a time and date that works for you and book an appointment. Your appointment will be approved if you are not too far from the patient in the slot before you.
What is the cancellation policy?We require notice 24 hours prior to your cancellation. Our cancellation fee is $80, if you cancel within 24 hours and the appointment slot is not able to be filled. If the appointment slot is able to be filled you will not be charged. Cancellations due to Covid exposure are not charged.
What should I wear?Please change into athletic wear, shorts, t-shirt, shoes prior to my arrival.
Do I need permission for treatment at my place of employment?We require that you recieve written or emailed permission allowing me to treat or assess your workspace. No written permission is needed if we are providing treatment at your house.
Are there any forms for me to fill out before I get treatment?If you click on the book now page you will see the intake form at the bottom of the page.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
If you schedule a health care item or service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care item or service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider or facility than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit