#ChoosePT - PT > Opioids

October 17, 2018

Physical Therapy (PT) has its many benefits like gaining strength and range of motion back after recovering from a major surgery, but most people don't realize PT is proven to reduce your PAIN! We are all movers regardless of what task we are doing. Our muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves were meant to work together to help us MOVE and through MOVEMENT PT helps decrease your pain WITHOUT medication. Read the excerpt below from our friends at MoveForwardPT.com about why PT is greater than opioid consumption. 

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 pain—and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use.

 

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 education—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!

Come see Lakeway Aquatic Physical Therapy for your pain. Give us an opportunity to teach you about your body and let us show you that you don't need medication to be pain free. 

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