Direct access

On January 1, 2014, a new California law (under AB-1000) was enacted which allows California consumers direct access to physical therapists. Under this law, you may be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without first seeing your physician for a referral. If direct physical therapy care is to exceed 45 days or 12 visits, whichever comes first, you must be referred to a physician for a medical diagnosis.

Benefits of Direct Access

  • Faster access to the treatment you need and deserve!
  • Eliminate delays that can result in decreased functional outcomes and frustration.
  • Immediate treatment for injuries can reduce healing time.
  • Return to work (or sport) sooner!


Ready to get started? If you plan to self-pay for aquatic physical therapy, you may call the pool directly (#805-845-1231) to schedule your first appointment.