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.
Jan 1, 2021 / Resource
May 1, 2019 / Feature
Feb 11, 2020 / Article
Additional Pain Management Content
Oct 1, 2022 / Feature
Many patients are returning for services after putting physical therapy on hold because of the pandemic. PTs need to be ready to assess and treat.
Aug 12, 2022 / Interview
The next APTA Lecture Series event looks at how patients' mental impairments can affect thoughts on pain — and what PTs can do.
Nov 5, 2021 / Review
A large-scale study found that the lowered odds are especially significant for "opioid-experienced" patients.
Nov 4, 2021 /
PTJ talks about biopsychosocial treatment for pain.
Oct 14, 2021 / Perspective
Five ways that PTs can help patients and clients who are taking opioids, or who are at risk for or already have OUD.
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.