Physical Therapy Can Be A Safe Alternative To Opiods
October 17, 2016•10 min
America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. To address this national health crisis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines in March 2016 urging providers to reduce opioid prescribing in favor of safe, non-drug alternatives such as physical therapy for chronic pain conditions. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) launched a national public awareness campaign to educate consumers about the risks of opioids and the safe alternative of physical therapy for pain management.Listen in as Emily Devine, Physical Therapist at Stoughton Hospital, explains that physical therapy can reduce the need for opioid medications.