PHYSICAL THERAPY DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Senators were getting hands-on learning – along with strength, balance and posture analysis – during Physical Therapy Day at the State Capitol. The interactive expo allowed lawmakers to test their physical abilities and ask questions and discuss policy addressing the alternatives for pain management. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,000 people a day are treated in emergency rooms for misusing prescription opioids.
The CDCP is urging health care providers to significantly reduce opioid prescribing in favor of safe alternatives such as physical therapy.