CAMPBELL HALL, N.Y. (August 29, 2017)—September is the American Chronic Pain Association’s Pain Awareness Month, and Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is doing their part in raising awareness of issues surrounding pain and pain management. During the month of September, anyone who schedules an evaluation at any Access Physical Therapy & Wellness location, and mentions the “Stop Pain Now!” campaign, will receive a free bottle of Biofreeze with their appointment.

“The opioid epidemic in the U.S. has become increasing devastating on its population,” said Access Physical Therapy & Wellness co-owner, Stephen Albanese, PT, DPT. “It’s important that people understand that there are other options for pain management and treatment than just dangerous and addictive pain medications.”
Pain is a major health issue in the U.S. It is the number-one cause of adult disability, and it affects approximately one-third of all Americans. Pain also accounts for nearly $600 billion annually in lost workdays, medical expenses, and other costs. It also creates a demand for dangerous opioid pain drugs, which only mask the pain, rather than treating it.
Opioid pain drugs present their own problems. Overdose deaths from opioid pain drugs has surpassed 39,000 a year, making prescription opioids deadlier than automobile accidents in the U.S. While opioid pain drugs may be appropriate in some situations, they are currently over prescribed. The CDC states that even in cases where prescription opioids are appropriate, that patients should receive the lowest effective dosage and that opioids should be combined with nonopioid therapies, such as physical or occupational therapy.
With clinics in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is the fastest growing physical therapy company based in New York’s Hudson Valley. They have been named to the Best Companies to Work for in New York list for 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 due to exceptional employee satisfaction, benefits, and company policies. Access Physical Therapy & Wellness provides a full range of services in physical, occupational and speech therapy.
For more information on Access Physical Therapy & Wellness or the “Stop Pain Now!” campaign, visit http://accessptw.com.

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Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is a 100% therapist owned organization providing quality physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services in clinics located across New York’s Hudson Valley, in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and in North Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.accessptw.com.