Physical Therapy in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction
As we age, our mobility diminishes, and the aches, pains, and injuries increase. So, when our blood pressure medication contributes to a fall, and we’re hurt, what do the doctors do? Prescribe yet another medicine. Now there’s another, more powerful, pill to manage, and an addictive one at that, and one that can cause even more catastrophic falls. Is there a solution to this pain > injury > medication loop? Actually, there is.
October is National Physical Therapy month, and this year, in light of the national opioid crisis, the American Physical Therapy Association is 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.
If you or a loved one are struggling with pain management, talk to your doctor about getting a referral for a therapy assessment with a physical therapist through a home health company. Overture Home Care has relationships with many home health care organizations that provide specialized care, including nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. These unique services complement our compassionate care. And, at Overture Home Care, we work with our clients to ensure they are receiving - and following - a regimen of care that keeps them healthy and safe as they recuperate from an injury or manage their pain.