#opt4pt for a safer way to manage pain

What is #opt4pt

Supported by the Utah Physical Therapy Association
Here to make you more aware of the benefits of Physical Therapy

Did you know that Physical Therapy isn't just for old people or postoperative care? How about the fact that the CDC (center for disease control and prevention) recommends nonopiod approaches including Physical Therapy for the treatment of chronic pain? Conservative care that includes Physical Therapy is just as effective as surgery for many health conditions and costs less money. The human body was made to move and Physical Therapists are the best trained healthcare professionals to keep you moving without the harmful side effects of long term medication use. Best of all you don't need a doctors referral to see a Physical Therapist. These are just some of the amazing benefits of PT that we hope to highlight for you on the pages of this website and through social media networks.

  • Chronic pain

    Percentage of peiople in developed countries that live with chronic pain (Wall & Mezlack 2005)

  • Back pain

    Percentage of people that will develop low back pain at some point during their lifetime (Deyo et al 2006)

  • Herniated disc

    Percentage of people at age 40 with MRI evidence of a herniated disc who don't have any back pain (Boden et al 1990)

  • Falls

    Percentage of people 60-80 years old who fall anually

Shareables

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#opt4pt infographics

Shareable infographics that highlight the benefits of PT. Download them for free and share them on your social media platforms. Be sure to tag it with #opt4pt

JOSPT Patient Perspectives

Free information about various orthopedic conditions and how Physical Therapy can be an effective form of treatment. Provided by the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)

#getPT1st

Tons of free informational graphics provided by our friends at getPT1st. Download and share them on your social media platforms. Be sure to tag your post with #getPT1st and #opt4pt.

#choosePT

Free information graphics provided by the American Physical Therapy Association and their moveforward campaign. Download and share them on your social media platforms. Be sure to tag your post with #choosePT and #opt4pt.

Helpful tips

Tips from PT experts to keep you healthy