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A recent study of U.S. adults found that chronic pain is developing faster than other life-altering conditions such as hypertension, depression, and diabetes. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play a key role in helping people prevent and manage both acute and chronic pain. Here are some of APTA's recent resources on pain, including continuing education opportunities, podcast episodes, and articles from PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal.

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