The CDC recommends safe alternatives like physical therapy to manage most pain.
APTA has been actively involved in raising public awareness about the benefits of physical therapy in pain management.
Our ChoosePT campaign won national awards, and more importantly it opened doors to conversations with other health care providers and the White House.
We continue to advocate for improving access to physical therapy to help combat the opioid epidemic.
May 1, 2019 / Feature
Jan 1, 2021 / Resource
Additional Pain Management Content
May 26, 2021 / Article
Monica Jane, PT, DPT, discusses mindfulness practice and how it can be applied in not only your day-to-day life but in your work as a PT and PTA as well.
May 24, 2021 / Perspective
Mar 31, 2021 / Review
Researchers found that both physical and occupational therapy led to quicker discontinuation of opioids.
Feb 9, 2021 / News
The revised resource stresses the need for a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial approach — and more research.
Nov 13, 2020 / Review
Results of a 2019 survey also that 7.4% of those with chronic pain experienced pain that limited life and work activities.
Oct 26, 2020 / Roundup
The latest issue of Pain Reports covers physical activity, integration of behavioral techniques, models of care, and more.
Sep 21, 2020 / News
The report, focused on workers' comp recipients, concludes that early physical therapy for LBP improves outcomes and saves money.
Jul 27, 2020 / Article
The benefits and risks of medical and recreational marijuana use continue to be explored. PTs and PTAs need to stay informed.
Jan 27, 2020 / News
One way PTs and PTAs can contribute to public health is by having the medication naloxone available in case of an overdose.
Jan 13, 2020 / Article
Sharna Prasad, PT, DPT, discusses how self-reflection makes a path clear.