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‘Pain is always a perception’: Physical therapy can help prevent, treat opioid use disorder

When you think of ways to treat opioid use disorder, you probably imagine methadone clinics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, not stretching and strengthening exercises. But Anne Swisher—a professor with the WVU Division of Physical Therapy—is working to address opioid misuse through physical therapy. She and her colleagues enhanced physical therapy instruction at WVU to emphasize the profession’s role in addressing opioid use disorder.

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