Using Yoga to Enhance Physical Therapy: Therapeutic Pain Management

It goes without saying, the popularity of yoga in the past decade has blossomed. We sat down with physical therapist, and Hatha Yoga instructor, Stephanie Carter Kelley, PhD to talk about how she has fully integrated yoga & physical therapy into her practice.

Combating Opioid Addiction with Physical Therapy

Opioid abuse is a serious and growing threat, inhibiting true healing. Each year, opioid abuse and addiction progressively plagues Americans suffering from chronic pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released guidelines which recommend non-drug approaches, such as physical therapy, over long-term or high-dosage use of addictive prescription painkillers.

Sports Injuries

Nearly 20 percent of sports-related injuries affect the lower back or neck. With direct access to physical therapy, you can avoid the need for invasive surgery or medicine by working closely with a physical therapist to treat the underlying issues of your injury.

Get Back on Your Feet

When you live to run, injury doesn’t have to prevent you from doing what you love. Improve your quality of life one day at a time with a treatment plan made just for you. Physical therapy gives you the opportunity to receive personalized care without medicine, surgery or a physician’s referral. As your partner in recovery, your physical therapist will help you get back on the move.

Get Back on Your Feet

When you live to run, injury doesn’t have to prevent you from doing what you love. Improve your quality of life one day at a time with a treatment plan made just for you. Physical therapy gives you the opportunity to receive personalized care without medicine, surgery or a physician’s referral. As your partner in recovery, your physical therapist will help you get back on the move.

In 2014, OPTA celebrated 10 years of Direct Access

In 2014, OPTA celebrated 10 years of Direct Access to physical therapy services in the state of Ohio. Legislation enacted in 2004 enabled patients in Ohio to see their physical therapist without a physician referral. This video is one piece in a larger campaign aimed at raising awareness about Direct Access and the benefits of early treatment and care.