Article by Laura Scott, PT, DPT
Welcome, October! The colorful season of sweaters, cute scarves, fun costumes, and the ever-controversial pumpkin spice. It’s also Physical Therapy Month! Thanks to Remedy for the opportunity to highlight a little-known but essential service of physical therapy: care of the new mother.
Wait, there’s physical therapy for that?!
Physical therapists are the movement experts of the tapestry of healthcare professionals. While this is a no-brainer when it comes to returning to normal walking after your knee replacement surgery or resolving your plantar fasciitis, most people don’t think about seeing a physical therapist when they are suffering from a bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction. Do you know someone who has recently given birth, leaks urine when they sneeze, has recently gone through prostate cancer treatment, or can’t wear yoga pants or use tampons due to vaginal pain? Read on!
Last year alone, more than 59 million prescriptions for painkillers were written, enough for every person in America to have their very own bottle, and 2 million people are addicted to them, according to the 2016 report on opioid addition from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Accidental drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death, and prescription pain relievers account for nearly half of those, the report also stated. But despite all these scary stats, getting a legal prescription for opioids doesn’t mean an automatic trip to rehab is in your future. When used in the right way, they can be an important part of pain management.
Guest article by Dr. Anna Garrett, a menopause expert and Doctor of Pharmacy.
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