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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

Carol S
Carol S
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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!!
Laurie F.
Laurie F.
1706554350
I was very happy with the care I received at Anchor Physical Therapy! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
Mary S.
Mary S.
1702600344
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.
Kathleen R.
Kathleen R.
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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😊⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Family R.
Family R.
1697576242
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.
Joe
Joe
1694682963
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.
Susan O.
Susan O.
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I have had a number of orthopedic surgeries and have been to five or more different physical therapists for rehabilitation. Anchor is far and away the best treatment I have received. The staff is friendly and helpful. Mark the owner is attentive and confident in his approach to physical therapy. I appreciated the good care and the kindness shown to me and have referred Anchor to a number of my family and friends.
Amy L.
Amy L.
1687181000
Meg is magic. I had injured my shoulder playing pickelball. Meg is clear with her explanations, and takes time with me. I have no more pain. I never thought I could get back to playing, and because of Meg's care , and planned exercises; I am a stronger player. There is no where else to go but Anchor Physical Therapy.
Lynn P.
Lynn P.
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I had the pleasure of working with Katie at Anchor Physical Therapy, who is wonderful! She is so professional, she gave me exercisers to practice at home which really helped strengthen my core muscles and improve my balance. I had worked with another PT prior to working with Her and left there feeling frustrated and really was not looking forward to this experience. I must say every part of this experience was excellent, Dee, in the office, was fabulous and Katie went out of her way to make certain that every question that I could possibly have was answered. If I ever need physical Therapy again, I most certainly will go there again and I have already recommended the company and specifically Katie to others!!!!
Patty H.
Patty H.
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From start to finish, Mark and his team are top-notch. Professional, caring, well equipped, highly expert and thorough - you will be in the best of hands at Anchor PT.
Colleen R.
Colleen R.
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I randomly chose Anchor Physical therapy because of their outstanding reviews and was very glad that I did. I saw Mark for several weeks in the spring and summer for limited range of motion issues with my neck. Mark was very thorough and gave me some much needed relief from the discomfort I was experiencing. He also gave me some great exercises to do at home and at my work desk to relieve my neck muscles during the day. In addition, the facility is spotless and his administrative staff is excellent with scheduling and processing insurance forms. I am very happy to give this 5 star review to Anchor Physical Therapy...thanks Mark.
Mary P.
Mary P.
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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.
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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
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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.
1647695062
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.
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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.
1644253179
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 L.
Pamela L.
1644111981
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
1643847740
Top notch! Best experience I’ve had with physical therapy to date! Only clinic I will go to from now on
Joan M.
Joan M.
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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.
1643827001
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.
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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.
1633376195
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.
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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.
1624392051
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.
1599503715
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.
1598404549
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.
1580766204
Mark is the man and the overall service is impeccable
Keon S.
Keon S.
1552096442
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.
1552065370
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.
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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.
1551557198
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.
Steve S.
Steve S.
1550263095
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
1550055627
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.
1549669810
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.
1522950012
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.
jolene M.
jolene M.
1504472120
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.
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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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