I recently discovered that proposed Texas legislation, HB 1263, which would allow access to patients seeking treatment by physical therapists without a referral, was voted down by the House in Texas. Currently Texas Law requires a referral from a physician, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, physician assistant or advanced nurse practitioners for a patient to see a physical therapist.
While watching this, I saw the following image circulating social media:
I invite everyone here to participate by emailing Dr. Garcia with any questions or comments you have: firstname.lastname@example.org. In this we can share some evidence to demonstrate why his statements are, well, a bit dated. I have invited him to participate in a virtual discussion with Texas physical therapists, where he can share his thoughts a bit further.
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