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.
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Jan 13, 2020 / Article
Sharna Prasad, PT, DPT, discusses how self-reflection makes a path clear.
Dec 9, 2019 / Review
Subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries "present different risk profiles for opioid overdose death, authors say.
Oct 28, 2019 / Review
Orthopedic surgeons and PCPs don't seem to be getting the message, according to researchers.
Oct 1, 2019 / Website
Our award-winning awareness campaign urges consumers to choose physical therapy for most pain management, consistent with CDC guidelines.
Sep 25, 2019 / Review
Patients decreased their odds of early opioid use by between 85% and 91%, and lowered their odds of long-term opioid use by 73% to 78%.
Sep 23, 2019 / Article
Steven George, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses the complexity of managing patients and clients who experience chronic pain.
Sep 4, 2019 / Article
Physical therapist Sarah Wenger discusses the complexity of chronic pain management, including the mental and emotional aspects of chronic pain and reassures younger clinicians that they are well prepared to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people with chronic pain.
Jul 25, 2019 / Article
US Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Justin Minyard’s recounts the injuries he received during a rescue attempt during 9-11 attacks at the Pentagon, and then while on a mission in Afghanistan—and then what happened afterward: with multiple fusions and other surgeries, the intense pain, and his eventual slide into opioid addiction, and how physical therapy therapy changed things.
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