Tip Tuesday!

by Megan Monroe on June 21, 2016

Tip Tuesday!

Due to the national health epidemic of overuse and addictions to prescription painkillers, recent studies show that the CDC recommends physical therapy for chronic pain over the use of opioids in many cases.

According to APTA “‘The contextual evidence review found that many nonpharmacologic therapies, including physical therapy, weight loss for knee osteoarthritis, psychological therapies such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and certain interventional procedures can ameliorate chronic pain,” the guidelines state. ‘There is high-quality evidence that exercise therapy (a prominent modality in physical therapy) for hip or knee osteoarthritis reduces pain and improves function immediately after treatment and that the improvements are sustained for at least 2-6 months. Previous guidelines have strongly recommended aerobic, aquatic, and/or resistance exercises for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. Exercise therapy also can help reduce pain and improve function in low back pain and can improve global well-being and physical function in fibromyalgia.'”

We have aquatic therapy, the AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill, as well as, traditional land based physical therapy that can address chronic pain conditions. For more information if we can help you with chronic pain please send us a message, comment, or call us at 989-891-9800.

For more information see: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/DidYouKnow/Detail.aspx?cid=cd52bad5-f4a3-4f1f-a387-9cd4a3bc1842

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