Opiate Dependence

Say no to unnecessary painkillers and yes to physical therapy.

When you’re in pain, you have to choose what approach you’ll use to treat it. One option is depending on opiates to mask your pain and risking addiction. The other is improving your condition with physical therapy.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is bringing attention to the number of opium-based pain relievers that are commonly prescribed and urging clinicians to restrict prescriptions for these medications whenever possible. In fact, it has issued guidelines that call for other treatments to deal with pain, including physical therapy. The goal is to continue to address pain appropriately while also reducing the epidemic of prescription opioid overdoses and all the other negative effects that have sprung from the overuse of these drugs.

The licensed physical therapists at PTS can come up with an individualized treatment plan to fit your needs. No doctor’s prescription is needed, and therapy is covered by most insurance plans.

Contact us to see how we can help you today! Although no physician referral is needed to see a physical therapist, some insurance companies may require a referral for coverage.