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BWC Listened

I recently donated blood as part of the annual Mayor D. Michael Collins Blood Drive, which I have always felt is a fitting and wonderful way to honor the service...

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Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation Applauds Ohio BWC for Incorporating Stakeholder Feedback in Workers’ Compensation Policy Change

BWC policy change reflects changes advocated for by APTQI and physical therapy stakeholders  WASHINGTON, DC – The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded the Ohio Board...

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POLITICO

Health plans don’t want patients on opioids. So what are they doing for pain?

The national effort to curb the opioid crisis faces another big potential obstacle — insurers who won’t pay for less-addictive ways to control patients’ pain.

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Wall Street Journal

Physical Therapy for Pain As Alternative to Opioids

Missing from the article “A New Prognosis for Pain Care” (Journal Report, Feb. 7) is the valuable role of physical therapy. The opioid crisis in the U.S. makes it clear...

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Yahoo!

Why are Americans in so much pain?

Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself. The...

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Venture Beat

Physical therapy has a new ally: AI

Millions of people undergo physical therapy (PT) each year — about 9 million in the U.S. alone, in fact. On average, they spend weeks performing rehabilitory exercises that last between...

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NewsMax

Physical Therapy by Video Is Hot New Trend

Experts predict that the digital health market is going to be the hottest trend this year and that by 2020 the industry is expected to generate $206 billion.

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Risk and Insurance

Pain Management Task Force Releases Best Practices for Fighting Chronic Pain

The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force released new guidance for pain management in the United States in the age of the opioid epidemic.

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USC News

Training physical therapists to be advocates, too

Last summer, Ashley Wallace took a deep breath as she stepped into Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell’s office. “I was incredibly nervous,” she recalled. “I had been preparing to make sure...

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WICZ-TV

Prompt Physical Therapy Reduces Need for Opioids In Back, Neck, and Joint Issues

A new study shows that people who get prompt physical therapy as part of their treatment for musculoskeletal issues are up to nearly 20 percent less likely to have to...

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