Large-Scale Study Finds Connection Between Early Physical Therapy and Lower Opioid Use

PTinMotion reported on a research conducted by several members of the American Physical Therapy Association that strongly links PT treatment with a reduction in opioid use.  This is exciting news for physical therapists, clients, potential clients, and insurers. The evidence of physical therapy's potential to make a difference in the nation's opioid crisis continues to mount—this time, by way of a study in JAMA Network Open, which concludes that for patients experiencing back, knee, neck, or ...
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8 stretches for the middle back

Medical News Today has an excellent article on middle back stretches that are good for a variety of back concerns. Remember to always move slowly. This is especially true if you have a chronic back condition or acute injury. Some stretches may not be right for you, and you want to figure that before you get too deep into a stretch. Ask your favorite physical therapist for help if you have any questions or concerns about these stretches or any other physical health issues. Katrin Moffett, PT
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Large-Scale Study Finds Connection Between Early Physical Therapy and Lower Opioid Use

The American Physical Therapy Association reported on an interesting research project that found a correlation between physical therapy and decreased opioid use. Most doctors are aware of the benefits of physical theapy, but does your doctor know that there is a direct link between PT and better pain management? Read this article in PTinMotion and then bring it up at your next physician visit.
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Testimonial

Subject: Dramatic Reduction of Pain Author of this communication is Clifford E. Quarles I will soon be entering the New 2019 year in which I will reach my 83rd birthday and am enjoying a life with greatly reduced pain and with no other significant health issues. After graduation from the Academy, I spent nine years of active duty in the Navy and achieved my goal of becoming a ship captain and then left this position to enter the business world retiring as a senior vice president of our co...
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