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Americans’ increased use of prescription opioids for pain management has created a national health crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges prescribers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safer alternatives for treating chronic pain conditions. Physical therapy is one of the recommended nonopioid alternatives.
Physical therapists treat pain through movement and exercise, helping patients improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapists also can educate their patients about pain, which has been known to improve outcomes.
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About National Physical Therapy Month
National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is a commemoration held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). NPTM is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people's lives.