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Beyond Opioids: Treating Pain and Preventing Addiction (House Briefing)

  • 2060 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Please RSVP to dawnpaulson@apta.org by 17 May.
(Breakfast/lunch will be served)

Panel discussion on how early access to non-pharmacological treatments can help student athletes, working age adults, and individuals with injuries manage pain and prevent addiction to opioids.


  • Jen Bambrough, a patient with chronic pain who, after trying pain meds, turned to physical therapy to finally successfully manage her pain. Her positive experience led her to become a PT so she could pass on that care to other patients.

  • Sarah Wenger, a physical therapist and assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University.  She will discuss how multidisciplinary pain management programs can offer alternatives to opioids and help wean people off of medication. Wenger leads the Power Over Pain program at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services.

  • Cindy Whyde, a high school science teacher from Avon, IN, whose son suffered an injury playing high school sports and was prescribed opioids as a first course of action. This led to a 9 year battle with heroin addiction that included 2 near fatal overdoses and prison.