What is Direct Access?

On January 1, 2014, a new California law was enacted which allows California consumers direct access to individual physical therapists or physical therapy group. Direct Access is your ability to be evaluated and treated by a licensed Physical Therapist without first seeing your physician for a referral

How does it work?

You may come directly to your Physical Therapist and receive an Evaluation Treatment for any Musculo-Skeletal injury. Your Physical Therapists can treat that acute or chronic shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot injury right now! Under Direct Access, we have the authorization to treat you for up to 45 calendar days or 12 visits- which ever comes first.

Benefits of Direct Access

  • Quicker access for the treatment you deserve.

  • Clinical Research show that Direct Access should save you money.

  • Seeing a Physical Therapist first, in many cases, will result in fewer overall treatment.

We at TOTAL, value the relationship we have with out patients, and their healthcare providers. We will continue to foster this relationship by notifying a patient’s physician of our evaluation findings and providing updates on the plan of care as needed.

We continue to strive to provide you and your family the best healthcare possible.

Please call if you have questions, need care or know someone we can help.

Visit Our Clinics

TOTAL Physical Therapy has 3  clinics conveniently located near you! Our offices are located in South San Diego and East County area. Click here to view information about our clinics.

All Office Hours

Monday:       8 AM - 6 PM

Tuesday:       8 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday:  8 AM - 6 PM

Thursday:     8 AM - 6 PM

Friday:          8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday:      Open by appointment only

Sunday:        Closed

Give Us A Call

Contact our offices below and ask our receptionist for questions and inquiries.

Chula Vista

Tel No.    (619) 422-0404

Fax No.   (619) 422-4153


Tel No.    (619) 591-7000

Fax No.   (619) 591-7049

El Cajon

Tel No.    (619) 447-7774

Fax No.   (619) 447-7779

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