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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.

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Save Time

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

Engaged

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

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Access

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

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What Our Current Clients Have To Say

Mary P.
Mary P.
12:26 29 Apr 22
I first arrived in a wheel chair and after treatment, left ready for the Y. So impressed with the patient care, facility and individualized approach to treatment. Thank you for your expertise Mark and Anchor Physical Therapy. Onward and upward!
S I.
S I.
18:34 28 Apr 22
I used Anchor for back and neck pain. It worked wonderfully. I continue to do the exercises when I feel it starting to hurt. Very comfortable atmosphere and a judgement free zone.
Michele
Michele
17:34 28 Apr 22
Mark Torok and Anchor Physical Therapy helped me through two consecutive hip surgeries. I really appreciated the great therapy, great location, excellent support staff and friendly service. I am now pain free and fully mobile, but if and when I need PT again I will certainly return.
Joe B.
Joe B.
13:04 19 Mar 22
I strained a muscle in lower back which caused leg weakness and stabbing pain. Anchor Physical Therapy was able to fit me in quickly and things worked out well. I had a few therapy sessions and a workout plan that cured things. I would recommend them and definitely use them again if needed.
Demi R.
Demi R.
17:51 13 Feb 22
After receiving PT in another state with no improvement, I went to Anchor Physical Therapy. I was able to schedule an appointment in a timely fashion. With an MRI showing significant rotator cuff tears and a biceps tendon ruptured and retracted, I was discouraged. After a few weeks the PT that Meg provided increased my range of motion, restored flexibility, and I regained enough strength in my arm and shoulder to return to my favorite sports. Meg was careful to avoid exercises that would harm already damaged rotator cuff areas but concentrated on strengthening the surrounding muscles. The staff at Anchor were all friendly and professional.
Linda K.
Linda K.
16:59 07 Feb 22
Mark and his staff are excellent! I would highly recommend Anchor PT. Mark worked on my two injured shoulders on separate occasions and brought them both back to health!
Pamela P.
Pamela P.
01:46 06 Feb 22
Love the entire crew at Anchor! Very friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. Both my husband and I have been happy there. We highly recommend!
David D.
David D.
01:44 06 Feb 22
I had injured myself playing dodgeball. Yes I am an adult. Was having a great deal of pain. Mark fit me in to his schedule that day. Help me with the pain and showed me strength exercises to help prevent it from happening again. Thanks Dr Mark!
Karen M.
Karen M.
15:03 05 Feb 22
I can’t say enough good things about Anchor Physical Therapy. When I tore my meniscus in a bad fall and had to undergo a repair my surgeon referred me to Anchor. Having had PT after other surgeries this senior wasn’t looking forward to it but found in Mark not only a knowledgeable professional but also an empathic person who takes the time to know his patients and develops a treatment plan that works well for her or him. When it came time to end my PT at Anchor, Mark printed out exercises that I could continue at home to maintain my flexibility and mobility. And when I told him I couldn’t find an affordable recumbent bike, he went online and found one for me. As far as I’m concerned Anchor Physical Therapy is the best of the best.
Tim L.
Tim L.
19:13 04 Feb 22
I have been seeing Mark off and on for years post back surgery and I can’t say enough on how helpful he has been. He is determined to fix you, and pushes you just enough to make progress during each and every visit. He also takes that extra step to get to know you which allows you to relax, which i believe assists in the healing process. He is the true ANCHOR of South County!
Jennifer T.
Jennifer T.
13:56 04 Feb 22
Anchor PT and Mark have helped me tremendously in the last few years. I have been there following knee surgery and preventative care for a career that is physically demanding, I have been given the tools, exercises to regain strength, exercises to prevent further deterioration and the supervision to ensure proper healing. This is all accomplished professionally, compassionately and timely. Highly recommend!!
Frank H.
Frank H.
03:24 03 Feb 22
I've been going to Mark off and on for several years in connection with a number of the back, hip, leg and foot issues that are the price of reaching 80. I'm a retired biologist, and it quickly became evident that he knew what he was talking about, and also was diligent in keeping up with his field. In terms of his practice, he's very professional; on time, thoroughly prepared for your visit, and realistic in terms of expectations. The business part of his business is run like a business; the office is spotless, the staff are helpful and well trained, and you go away with the feeling that if PT is going to be able to help your condition, Mark is the one to get you there.
casey C.
casey C.
02:03 03 Feb 22
Anchor PT is hands down the best PT practice around! Mark has helped me avoid surgery for a herniated disc in my neck, resolve a year's long recurring issue with my shoulder that others couldn't figure out, and with two speedy surgery recoveries - subtalor joint fusion and bilateral hernia repair. Anchor PT has a state of the art facility that's always impeccable and you're always greeted by amazing and friendly people. They are flexible, accommodating, and damn good at what they do.
breta C.
breta C.
01:16 03 Feb 22
I had shoulder surgery and have been in PT with Anchor Physical Therapy for several months now. The office is very clean and the administrative staff are kind and very helpful. Mark was very thorough and really pushed me to maintain my commitment to my recovery. With that hard work and dedication, Mark has significantly improved my range of motion and alleviated my daily pain and improved daily comfort. He gives me homework and each session we worked on new skills to develop over the next week. I highly recommend Anchor PT!
stan B.
stan B.
00:22 03 Feb 22
Top notch! Best experience I’ve had with physical therapy to date! Only clinic I will go to from now on
Christian B.
Christian B.
21:02 02 Feb 22
I have worked with Mark (Anchor) a couple of times and was extremely happy with the treatment and service. Highly recommend Anchor.
Joan M.
Joan M.
19:04 02 Feb 22
I have been to Anchor twice in the last 4 years, once for shoulder replacement therapy and one for back injury therapy. I have actually been to 5 PT clinics in the Narragansett area in the last 20 years and while most were good, Anchor is above them all. Mark was actually recommended to me by another therapist and I have recommended Anchor Physical Therapy and Mark to several friends who were treated by him. I have even reached out to Mark for advice regarding post-therapy issues. I will continue to recommend Mark and his staff to everyone who needs therapy. I consider Anchor the #1 PT clinic in the area.
lori P.
lori P.
18:36 02 Feb 22
I love this place, professional, knowledgeable and kind. Everything you would want in a PT. They work with you 1-1 to achieve your goals and I never was handed off to an assistant.
My son and I were hit by a distracted driver (rear end collision) that resulted in a concussion and whiplash, respectively. I was referred to Anchor by my physician for physical therapy. I was seen by Mark who over the last couple of months, has helped me get back to feeling human again. He and his staff are knowledgeable, caring, professional and courteous. Please consider this group if you're in need of therapy, you won't be disappointed!!~Nicole
Debra M.
Debra M.
19:23 16 Nov 21
I was very pleased with my experience at Anchor PT. Mark provided me with an individual plan to help with strengthening after a fall. I received great instruction and a home plan for support. I have been to other PT services in the area but I feel that this facility gave me just what was needed. I will not hesitate to return if need be! Thanks so much for making my sessions appropriate to my injury and for the kindness and caring shown by everyone involved.
DiBiase A.
DiBiase A.
19:36 04 Oct 21
Outstanding service from Mark and the staff at Anchor Physical Therapy. I have been suffering with knee pain for the past six years. After multiple visits to three different orthopedic surgeons and visits with my primary care physician twice a year no one had the answer.During my first appointment with Mark he was able to evaluate my situation and determine the root of my issue. His evaluation was confirmed with an orthopedic surgeon and I am scheduled for a double hip replacement. Mark is truly a knowledgeable professional.
San P.
San P.
20:03 05 Aug 21
My husband has had to visit 2 times in the past 2 years. Mark was able to get my husband back to walking without pain. Great job Mark and his staff!
Mark S.
Mark S.
20:00 22 Jun 21
Amazing experience! Mark correctly and professionally cared for me son's injury with a well developed program to suit his specific injury. Would recommend for any sports related or even non-sports related injury.
Marina S.
Marina S.
18:35 07 Sep 20
After years of lower back pain and several back spasms, I gave physical therapy another try. I'm really glad I did because my experience with Dr. Mark was unlike any other physical therapy experience I've had. Dr. Mark really knows what he's talking about and he pushes you to work hard in order to rehab your body. You can tell he really cares about wether you get better or not. He is not just going through the motions like you get at other physical therapy offices. I am now pain free from the first time in years and I feel stronger and more mobile than ever.
Locke W.
Locke W.
01:15 26 Aug 20
Mark worked with me after a total shoulder replacement. After 2 months my flexibility is about 90% and my strength is returning. I highly recommend Anchor Physical Therapy for all your post surgery/injury rehab.
Spencer C.
Spencer C.
21:43 03 Feb 20
Mark is the man and the overall service is impeccable
Marisa W.
Marisa W.
17:56 15 Mar 19
I had a total knee replacement on Monday December 10, 2018 and started PT the following week. I was experiencing a lot of pain and stiffness at that time and honestly i had difficulty with most of my daily activities. I started being very depressed and doubtful about my being able to walk normal again. Mark, my therapist, did the initial evaluation and heard all my issues and concerns I told myself that PT was my highest hope for recovery so I began the process which was painful the first 3 weeks. Gradually the exercises become tolerably and easier. My initial goal was the ability to walk normally, bend my knee and be like i was before. By the end of 3 months now I am walking around the neighbor and doing most of my daily chores with ease. I am so grateful that I had Physical therapy and honestly I feel that Mark and his staff were the key to my recovery. Do I recommend them over someone else? Hell yeah, I have relatives that got injured at the physical therapy before. Mark knows what he is doing and definitely knows what he is talking about. I can only speak from my own experience and say that I am walking as I was expecting and I owe it to him.
Baklava G.
Baklava G.
23:49 14 Mar 19
"I requested Anchor physical therapy' Up when my doctor suggested I needed to go and see if they could do anything about the fluid that was gathering around my knee and see if there was anything to strengthen my back. I was surprised at the general friendliness at this place. Everyone greeted me and made me feel at home and smiles everywhere. Never did I feel uncomfortable or out of place or self-conscious. I have improved and need to continue my exercises so that I can give my doctor a better report when I see her on my next visit. Thanks to Dr. Mark Torok on his guidance for me to reach this goal and continue on this path."
Keon S.
Keon S.
01:54 09 Mar 19
I Want to give a shout out to Mark and the team at Anchor Physical Therapy for getting me well on my way to recovery from a knee replacement this past January. I am continuing at home with the care plan provided and making good progress. Returned to work already and looking forward to a full recovery. I was a former patient of another Physicaltherapy business in wakefield, for a previous knee surgery,but i didn't receive the same high level of professional and personal care. I will definitely recommend Mark Tork and his Anchor Physical Therapy to others whenever possible. Thank you Mark for everything.
Shaya S.
Shaya S.
17:16 08 Mar 19
Outstanding service, outstanding knowledge, outstanding people! Anchor Physical Therapy and the owner, Mark are the best! He knows Physical Therapy inside and out and he knows how to talk to all his clients. He is an outstanding therapist who I will recommend to every one I know in the area! Keep up the great work!!
Tom C.
Tom C.
17:00 04 Mar 19
I have had a lot of knee issues and have had several PTs around Wakefield . I spoke to Mark and was impressed that he was hands on with all the PT sessions. In the past it was very much just follow a list of exercises on a sheet of paper regardless age or goals.Mark set a PT schedule for me to work on weaknesses post surgery that others in the past had not noticed. Even after my sessions stopped he called to check on my progress. I have since referred several people including my wife and daughter. Just a really positive experience and excellent results. Very friendly and professional staff.
Karen M.
Karen M.
20:06 02 Mar 19
Mark who provides excellent, professional, customized physical therapy diagnosed the possibility of my meniscus tear even before I had an MRI that confirmed it. I've now had the necessary surgery and am returning to Anchor for more therapy. I highly recommend Anchor.
SEC E.
SEC E.
06:40 16 Feb 19
"Mark is an attentive and professional physical therapist. He has been working with my daughter and is successfully strengthening her hip muscles so that she is able to compete in indoor track and field season. I highly recommend Anchor Physical Therapy First for any sports injuries."
Steve S.
Steve S.
20:38 15 Feb 19
I have experienced several surgeries and other physical issues that required physical therapy over the past two years. By happenstance (without any recommendation) I made my first appointment with Anchor Physical Therapy two years ago. Since that time I and other members of my family have come to realize the extent of my (our) good fortune. Physical Therapist Mark Torok is exceptional. He takes great interest in his patients, his knowledge is extensive, and he helps guide the recovery process in a logical, progressive manner. I highly recommend Mark for any physical therapy needs.
Susanne
Susanne
11:00 13 Feb 19
I was referred to Anchor Physical therapy by my orthopedic surgeon. I had been going to rehab for my third hip surgery here in Wakefield, only to find the wrong protocol was being followed. Mark had the challenges of taking me behind schedule, with a previous hip surgery not fully healed, and bringing me through my current rehab/surgery.I was truly blessed to be switched to his facility. He is professional, honest and real.He kept me motivated week after week and yesterday February 12, 2019 I was discharged and feel like a strong healed individual. He has a plan in place for me going forth independently and made clear communication available.His staff was always friendly and accommodating and this really is the atmosphere to be in heal. One on one face to face with the same consistency is integral!Congratulations Anchor Congratulations Mark for being passionate and dedicated!Susanne
Kate D.
Kate D.
23:50 08 Feb 19
Mark is by far THE BEST PT I have experienced. A beautiful workout room that is soothing and Mark is a master at healing.
Alex A.
Alex A.
17:40 05 Apr 18
I was so happy to find this physical therapy clinic that matched all of my needs. It is clean with all encompassing equipment (even fun cutting edge physical therapy instruments like the wobble stick) and a couple tvs for entertainment. Mark, PT and owner, has an mba and doctorate in physical therapy. He will taylor your experience for exactly what you need if it is returning to sports, sleeping, or just recovering from aches and pains. I have gone through a half dozen physical therapy clinics with past injuries and this clinic is by far the best. He sees his patients on time, uses stim activation and manual therapy to release knots.
Nick C.
Nick C.
16:43 28 Mar 18
Anchor physical therapy, Mark & staff are hands down the best! From the friendliness of the staff to Marks quality procedures and professionalism. As a physically active individual it is nice knowing I can always rely on Anchor Physical Therapy in making sure my body is feeling great.
jolene M.
jolene M.
20:55 03 Sep 17
Mark was awesome, he made me feel comfortable and helped me get back to work sooner than I planned. I absolutely recommend this place.
Timothy G.
Timothy G.
02:18 04 Jun 17
This is the most professional and knowledgeable physical therapy clinic I've ever been to. Mark Torok was able to determine and treat an issue I've been having for years since I ran track in college. He evaluated me on the first appointment and suggested that I be immediately referred to a local orthopedic surgeon for further tests (apparently he worked with these guys in the past and has a direct line to them as I got in the next day) and after a quick surgery I was back at his office for rehab. Four weeks later I was back to 100%. This is the place, hands down.
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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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