Why should I pay for a physical therapy evaluation when the physician has already evaluated me?

By law, physical and occupational therapists are required to perform evaluations on all patients despite the fact that they may have been evaluated by a physician or another physical therapist. This law is appropriate because without the evaluation, it is impossible for the physical or occupational therapist to set up a specific program that would best fit the patient’s problem. Therefore, the patient would be on a more generic program which would be ineffective.