As you know, NYPTA has joined APTA in the #ChoosePT campaign to help combat opioid addiction and the epidemic that has taken over the country. In an effort to assist you in starting the discussion to educate your patients, peers and legislators on the importance of choosing PT first, we have developed talking points that can be used for different audiences when discussing the epidemic and the campaign. The talking points can be found under Resources on our #ChoosePT Campaign page: https://nypta.site-ym.com/page/OpioidCampaign. Please take the time to familiarize yourself on the issues and the importance of educating our patients, peers and the general public of New York State to Choose PT.
Also, if you have not had an opportunity to take the pledge to "Turn the Tide", we ask that you take just a minute or two to take the pledge and be part of the national movement of clinicians to educate yourself to treat pain safely and effectively, to screen patients for opioid use disorder and provide or connect them with evidence-based treatment, and shape how the rest of the country sees addiction by talking about and treating it as a chronic illness, not a moral failing. Visit www.TurnTheTideRx.org to take the pledge today!
The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) is a non-profit professional organization composed of approximately 5,000 licensed physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and PT/PTA students. The NYPTA is dedicated to serving the public's health interests, improving the standard of health for people of all ages, and advancing the interests of physical therapists in the State of New York.