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Patient Direct Access

Patient Direct Access allows a patient to go to a physical therapist to receive an evaluation or treatment without a prescription or referral from a doctor or physician. This can be a game-changer for the patient, as it allows you to access medical attention in a timely fashion.

If you are suffering from an ache, pain, or injury, direct access allows you to book an appointment directly with Anchor Physical Therapy and hopefully bring relief sooner.

Advantages of Direct Access

Save Money

Direct Access saves you the time and cost of a doctor’s office visit for the prescription.


Save Time

Request your appoint with us today, without the need for a prescription.


Allows the patient to feel more involved and engaged in their treatment process.



Provides greater access to patients for routine injury prevention, fitness, and health

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What Our Current Clients Have To Say

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From the initial assessment to my final session, Mark and his staff were very friendly, professional, and great to work with. I've been to several different physical therapists over the years, but none in a league with Anchor Physical Therapy. I highly recommend Mark at APT!
Response from the owner: Thank you, Denise. You’re the best!
Just terrific care and attention from Dr. Katie. She has me on the road to being able to walk without pain and pointed out procedures to regain core strength I had lost over the past year. Everyone there is excellent. Hope not to go back but if I do, it’ll be to these folks.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words, John. It means a lot to us.
I have needed PT for two separate issues during the past couple of years. The first time was for shoulder pain and Katie was great! I left feeling confident that I could continue the exercises and use the simple adjustments she recommended to reduce stress on my shoulders. More recently, I injured my back in a fall and Meg was wonderful. My back was so painful with all of my back muscles in spasm. I now have no pain and am using the exercises Meg recommended to strengthen those once painful muscles. Dee, at the front desk, is always smiling and helpful. Can't recommend Anchor PT enough!
Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words, Nancy. Katie, Meg and Dee are the best!
I had tennis elbow for a number of months thinking it would go away on its own, it did not. Started pt with Mark who stayed with me through the whole process. I followed all instructions and can say that the elbow is working fine pain free!!! Thank you Mark!!
I was very happy with the care I received at Anchor Physical Therapy! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
I called Anchor PT hoping to find some relief for the pain and spasms in my back. They found a spot for me right away and I saw Katie. She was really wonderful. Not only is my back pain totally gone, she also taught me some new things to do regularly so that I have a much stronger core with more freedom of motion. Highly recommended.
Response from the owner: Mary, thank you for sharing your experience with Dr. Katie. We really appreciate your recommendation and wish you the happiest of holidays.
I’ve been to a few neurologists for neuropathy in my foot, but nothing compares to the expert diagnosis and treatment I received from Meghan O’Neill at anchor therapy her explanations of the tiny muscles of the body were outstanding I am on my way to walking again😊⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Response from the owner: Kathleen, thank you so much for your positive review. We are pleased to see you doing much better.
Excellent PTs and staff. Helped me recovery from c-spine surgery with a great program and I am back to living pain free. Can’t say enough good things about their knowledge, expertise, and supportive environment.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much, Jon.Was really cool to see you reach your goals and get back to surfing.
I must admit that when I went to my first-ever physical therapy session, I was a bit skeptical about how it could help me reduce/eliminate the sharp pain from my hip to my knee. Now, a few months later, I cannot say enough about the care I received at Anchor Therapy. Meg is among the best medical providers I have ever met (I'm 74). She is smart, professional, and genuinely caring. She turned my initial skepticism to total trust within minutes of meeting with her on my first visit. Dee's welcoming smile each visit and her cooperative spirit adjusting schedules when the need arises helps to make it a happy place to be. I've never witnessed an unhappy person there. I recommend Anchor Therapy to all of my friends because I know they will be totally pleased with the care they receive.
Response from the owner: Joe, thank you for the kind words. We appreciate your vote of confidence with the care you received here at Anchor PT. It truly means the world to us.
Mark Torok, Owner, Anchor Physical Therapy

Dr. Mark A. Torok, PT, DPT, MS, MBA
Owner and Founder, Anchor Physical Therapy

Meet The Staff

Anchor Physical Therapy was founded by Dr. Mark A. Torok in 2017. A former baseball player and military veteran, Mark’s clinical interests lie in the rehabilitation of the athlete, ACL reconstruction rehabilitation, joint replacement rehabilitation, and sport-specific physical therapy.

We invite you to meet our talented team of dedicated and certified therapists who work at Anchor Physical Therapy here in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

More on Direct Access

No Referral Needed

At Anchor Physical Therapy, we believe that rapid access to our services is an essential factor in efficient healthcare delivery. With Direct Access in Rhode Island, you can seek physical therapy services without a prescription* from your physician or healthcare professional for 90 days. Physical therapists have become part of the front-line management for patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain or injury.

As physical therapists, we’re experts in movement and movement dysfunction, evaluating not only the injury/pain but the underlying conditions and contributing factors.

Many needs can be addressed, assessed, and quickly treated without expensive ongoing testing or surgery.

However, should your injury or condition be outside of our scope of practice, we can refer you for further evaluation with one of the many physicians and medical providers we’re connected with.

* does not include Medicare.

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