PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS

PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS

In Part 1: Coordinated Care Delivered by Clinicians and Physical Therapists, we discussed the factors that have contributed to this crisis and the first step in a multi-pronged approach to address the issue. In particular, we proposed establishing closer ties between clinicians and PTs to deliver coordinated care to patients who could be treated for their condition (e.g. lower back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia) by physical therapy instead of painkillers.   

In this blog, we discuss two additional components of the solution – adherence and data visibility.

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Physical Therapy for the Opioid Crisis

Physical Therapy for the Opioid Crisis

Healthcare providers, we are in the middle of a serious opioid epidemic. It’s a crisis that impacts providers in every setting and demands action from everyone. Research estimates that four out of five heroin users start by misusing prescription painkillers.

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