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
Sep 27, 2023 / News
The macroeconomic review of eight conditions shows how physical therapy delivers cost-effectiveness through quality-of-life improvements.
Aug 7, 2023 / Review
Researchers found delayed treatment increased risks that ranged from 25% to 150% depending on timing of the first visit.
Jun 13, 2023 / Article
In companion articles, authors explore the drivers of PiP and offer a model for its use with patients experiencing chronic pain.
Apr 14, 2023 / Roundup
APTA's scientific journal offers insights on hot topics in the profession. Here are three examples worth checking out.
Nov 10, 2022 / Review
Physical and occupational therapy made significant gains in prevalence for both chronic and post-surgery pain treatment.
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.