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Confluent Physical Therapy’s Dr. Stephen Clark Discusses Chronic Pain with Rehab Management

New Reality for Pain Management

Chronic pain contributes to an estimated $600 billion in direct medical costs, lost productivity, and disability, and it is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 20.4% of Americans face chronic pain (defined as pain on most days or every day for the past 6 months).1 Chronic pain is an immense burden to the medical system, but the traditional medical system itself is likewise an immense burden to chronic pain patients. Two examples of this are high-cost, low-value interventions such as surgeries and addictive medications—both have proven dangerous and even deadly.

The danger of addictive medications in pain symptoms is difficult to overstate. In 2018, more than 130 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses and an estimated 10.3 million people misused prescription opioids.2 Even alongside drastic government regulation, multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical lawsuits, and awareness campaigns, these appalling numbers continue to climb.

Physical therapy has begun to gain the support of physicians, patients, and the media, as peer-reviewed research continues to show its effectiveness, safety, and low cost. Physical therapy is a critical element in the treatment of chronic pain and is perfectly positioned to be a frontline intervention in chronic pain management.

Continue reading ‘New Reality for Pain Management‘ to learn more about Pain Neuroscience Education, Cognitive Therapy and more.

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Shea PT

Corpus Christi Phone: 361-992-1933

Advanced Physical Therapy

Wichita, KS Phone: (866) 412-5554

Strive PTSR

Moorestown, NJ Phone: (800) 903-4142

Elite Physical Therapy

Alexandria, LA Phone: 318-443-3111

Xcel Sports Medicine

Vandalia, OH Phone: 937-890-9235

Colorado in Motion

Fort Collins, CO Phone: n/a


Calabasas Phone: 800-766-PTPN

Mountain River PT

Parkersburg, WV Phone: 1-304-865-6778

Preferred Physical Therapy

Kansas City, MO Phone: (866) 412-5554


Columbus, GA
Auburn, AL
Columbia, SC
Phone: (706) 322-7762

Evidence in Motion (EIM)

San Antonio TX Phone: 888-709-7096

Fit for Work

San Antonio TX Phone: 877-348-4975

Rehab Therapy Works

Spring Hill, FL Phone: (352) 597-8996

Lake Centre for Rehab

The Villages, FL Phone: (352) 728-6636

Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Lexington, KY Phone: (859) 264-0512

Confluent Health

Louisville, KY Phone: (502) 442-7697

Tallahassee Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Tallahasee, FL Phone: (850) 877-8855

ProRehab Inc

Evansville, IN
Bowling Green, KY
Phone: (866) 922-1162

ProRehab Physical Therapy

Louisville, KY Phone: (888) 591-8280

Physical Therapy Central

Oklahoma City, OK Phone: (866) 866-3893

El Paso Physical Therapy Services

El Paso, Texas Phone: (915) 581-9606

Baton Rouge Physical Therapy Lake

Baton Rouge, LA Phone: (225) 206-5292


Fort Worth, TX Phone: 888-658-8483

Redbud Physical Therapy

Tulsa, OK Phone: (866) 866-3893

Capitol Physical Therapy

Madison, Wisc Phone: (608) 527-0602

BreakThrough Physical Therapy

Raleigh, NC Phone: (866) 922-0012

Proactive Physical Therapy Specialists

Portland, Oregon Phone: 866-922-1175

RET Physical Therapy Group

Seattle, Washington Phone: 844-708-7982

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists

Austin TX
San Antonio TX
Phone: 888-658-8483

Pappas Physical Therapy | OPT Physical Therapy

Providence, RI Phone: (401) 205-3423

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