A Journey Out of Pain and Addiction And a PT’s Crucial Role — NEXT 2019

US Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Justin Minyard’s  recounts the injuries he received during a rescue attempt during 9-11 attacks at the Pentagon, and then while on a mission in Afghanistan—and then what happened afterward: with multiple fusions and other surgeries, the intense pain, and his eventual slide into opioid addiction, and how physical therapy therapy changed things.

Examining the History of Pain and How to Reshape How It Is Treated

What is pain and what are the most effective and least harmful ways for health care professionals to address it? Cardiologist Haider Warraich, sheds light on what modern society could learn from the ancient Greeks’ conception of pain and suffering, what are the keys to decreasing opioid use, and why exercise and physical therapy must be cornerstones of that effort.
https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/examining-history-of-pain-how-to-reshape-how-it-is

Former NBA Star Rex Chapman Speaks Out on Opioid Addiction

In this episode of MoveForward Radio: Former NBA Start Chapman talks about his addiction to OxyContin and Vicodin after an emergency appendectomy. Things escalated to the point that he was taking approximately 10 OxyContin and 40 Vicodin a day, and his health and his life spiraled out of control. After several stints in rehab, Chapman says he’s been opioid-free since 2014.

https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/former-kentucky-nba-star-rex-chapman-speaks-out-ab

NBA Great Grant Hill Reflects on Playing Through Pain

In this episode current NBA analyst and Basketball great Grant Hill reflects on his experiences managing pain, shares his thoughts on America’s opioid epidemic, and says what he would have done differently, knowing what he knows now. (December 2017)

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/nba-great-grant-hill-reflects-on-playing-through-p