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Opioid prescribing law

Written by Healthy Living

In an effort to address the opioid crisis, Florida’s opioid prescribing law recently went into effect. It limits prescriptions to three days. The Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) wants to be sure everyone knows physical therapy can be an alternative to drugs for pain.

“While part of the solution to the opioid crisis certainly lies in limiting and monitoring prescriptions, we’ve got to be thinking about the 92 million Americans and thousands of Floridians who have been prescribed opioids because they are in horrible pain,” Jamie Dyson, FPTA president and trauma care physical therapist, says in a news release. “Physical therapy is a powerful, proven way to fight the cause of pain, restoring movement and mobility.”

The FPTA launched “PT for Pain,” at ptforpain.org, to provide education about the effectiveness of physical therapy, particularly for those who suffer chronic pain. There are also programs for fall prevention, rehabilitation, and more. The site also has a portal to “Find a PT,” where residents can find trustworthy, licensed physical therapists to help with their pain.

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