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October is Physical Therapy Month! #ChoosePT
October 22, 2018
 

Avoid Addictive Opioids. Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management. #ChoosePT

This October is National Physical Therapy. This October, APTA will carry on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions via its award-winning #ChoosePT campaign.
Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they only mask the pain—and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use.

That’s why the CDC recommends safer alternatives like physical therapy to manage pain.

Physical therapists treat pain through movement, hands-on care, and patient education—and by increasing physical activity you can also reduce your risk of other chronic diseases.

Pain is personal, but treating pain takes teamwork.

When it comes to your health, you have a choice. Choose more movement and better health. Choose physical therapy!

– Announcement prepared by the American Physical Therapy Association