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#ChoosePT Day in Springfield October 25, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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#ChoosePT Day in Springfield
October 25, 2017

Despite extensive efforts to raise awareness and address the human toll of the opioid epidemic, Illinois citizens continue to be prescribed and to abuse opioids at alarming rates.

On October 25th, IPTA will raise awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for the long-term treatment of chronic pain with #ChoosePT Day at our Illinois State Capitol.

This is our opportunity to talk to state leaders about the benefits of accessing physical therapy first:

  • Make PHYSICAL THERAPY the FIRST choice of treatment for injury and chronic pain.
  • By choosing PT FIRST, patients are saying NO to addictive medication and opioids.
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY is the safe, non-addictive alternative for managing pain.
  • PHYSICAL THERAPISTS treat pain through movement while partnering with patients to improve or maintain their mobility and quality of life.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and students are encouraged to join the IPTA in Springfield on Wednesday, October 25th for #ChoosePT Day

Information about our #ChoosePT- first campaign will be on display and this is our opportunity to dialogue with members of the General Assembly, staff, and other state leaders about how access to physical therapy will help in the fight against opioids. 

In order to make a difference, we need our legislators to understand that "PT" is not a generic term – YOU can help by joining us for one day that could be a game changer for the physical therapy profession in Illinois.


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