Benefits of Physical Therapy Versus Opioids

Why Choose Physical Therapy Over Opioids?
Chronic pain affects patients not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically as well. Treating pain can often be challenging because there is no concrete way to measure it. It is invisible and sometimes inconsistent. However, many healthcare professionals agree that physical therapy provides a successful avenue for pain management versus the use of opioids.

Physical therapist and the president of the Pain Management Special Interest Group of APTA’s Orthopedic Section, John Garzione, “We use a variety of evidence-guided treatments to deal with chronic pain. When we go low and slow, physical therapists are able to gradually increase the intensity of active exercises. We also educate the patient about how brain and central nervous system hypersensitivity contribute to their chronic pain. We encourage our patients to never give up, that this does not have to be a way of life.”

Our bodies were made for movement. Physical therapy strengthens muscles, increases endurance, and improves stability and flexibility in the joints and muscles, while decreasing stiffness and soreness.

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