A. It's new. The State of Kansas recently updated the law that now allows patients Direct Access to physical therapy. Patients no longer need to get a referral first from their doctor before being seen by a physical therapist. Patients can now go directly to physical therapy for evaluation and treatment. Direct Access to physical therapy will help patients save time, save co-pays and get feeling better faster so they can get back to their desired level of health and activity. Direct Access is a game changer for those patients who need and use physical therapy services.