National Physical Therapy Month – Treating Pain Takes Teamwork

The American population continues to be prescribed and misuse opioids at an alarming rate. This month the APTA will continue to raise awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative treatment to opioids for addressing chronic pain conditions via its award-winning #ChoosePT campaign.

Here are some ideas to help you create awareness in your community about the powers of Physical Therapy…

Share the message on Social

Use the images below and those provided on the APTA’s Toolkit https://www.moveforwardpt.com/ChoosePT/Toolkit to spread the word and educate the public.

Read the APTA’s position paper

Beyond Opioids: How Physical Therapy Can Transform Pain Management to Improve Health

http://news.meyerpt.com/physical-therapists/misc/beyond-opioids-physical-therapy-can-transform-pain-management-improve-health/

Create awareness with Handouts (Flyers, Postcards, Infographics, Feature Articles)

For PTs, PTAs, and Other Health Care Providers

http://www.apta.org/NPTM/

Educate your community

Patient Stories

If you know a patient willing to share their experience managing pain and improving function with physical therapist treatment, please encourage them to submit their story.


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