This year, the American Physcial Therapy Association, APTA will honor Physical Therapists with a national campaign called #ChoosePT.
By providing a variety of physical therapy month activities, APTA and those who participate will focus their energy on educating the public about alternatives to opioid use.
Specifically, this theme intends to inform the general public about the dangers of opioid use and how physical therapy offers a natural, safe, and effective alternative for pain management.
This choice couldn't come at a more appropriate time. The opioid epidemic in our country is reaching devastating proportions.
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), drug overdose is the primary cause of accidental death in our country. Take a look at these shocking statistics from 2014:
There are a variety of illnesses that rely on opioids, such as patients receiving cancer treatment, palliative care, or end-of-life care. For most patients who do not fall into those categories, physical therapy is the right alternative.
There are many physical therapy month ideas to consider when the goal is overcoming opioid reliance.
Oftentimes injury to the musculoskeletal system is the driver behind a prescription to opioids, as well as a referral to your trusted Physical Therapist.
Musculoskeletal problems range from arthritis and sprained joints to broken bones and congenital disorders.
Physical Therapists use a variety of medical techniques to heal the body, thereby overcoming pain associated with a former injury.
They do this by:
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