October is National Physical Therapy Awareness MonthÂ and UofL Hospitalâ€™s physical therapy department and trauma center are collaborating to spread the message about physical therapy being a safer alternative for pain management.
No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the painâ€”and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. Reliance on opioids has led to the worst drug crisis in American history.
That's why the CDC recommends safer alternatives like physical therapy to manage pain.
Physical therapists treat pain through movement, hands-on care, and patient educationâ€”and by increasing physical activity you can also reduce your risk of other chronic diseases.
Pain is personal, but treating pain takes teamwork.
When it comes to your health, you have a choice. Choose more movement and better health. Choose physical therapy!
For more information about UofL Hospitalâ€™s physical therapy services, call us at 502-562-3457 or visit us online.Â
Learn more about Physical Therapy as an alternative to opioid use.