Stoughton Hospital Health Talk

Physical Therapy Can Be A Safe Alternative To Opioids

Emily Devine, physical therapist - Speaker Bio
Emily Devine is a physical therapist at Stoughton Hospital.
  • Topic Info:America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic.

    To address this national health crisis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines in March 2016 urging providers to reduce opioid prescribing in favor of safe, non-drug alternatives such as physical therapy for chronic pain conditions. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) launched a national public awareness campaign to educate consumers about the risks of opioids and the safe alternative of physical therapy for pain management.

    Listen in as Emily Devine, Physical Therapist at Stoughton Hospital, explains that physical therapy can reduce the need for opioid medications.