Do I need a medical prescription for physical therapy? for therapeutic massage?
State law for physical therapy practice in TX allows physical therapists to provide initial consultations/evaluations without a qualifying healthcare practitioner referral. However, TX law requires that physical therapy treatment must be delivered under a referral. Qualifying healthcare practitioners include physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners.
You do not need a medical prescription for therapeutic massage/wellness services.