Anne Swisher from the Division of Physical Therapy is working to address opioid misuse in an unconventional way: through physical therapy. Enhanced physical therapy instruction at WVU emphasizes the profession’s role in preventing and treating opioid use disorder.
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West Virginia faces a unique set of health issues: a population at significantly higher risk of disease and early mortality than other states in the nation; rural communities with shortages of key health professionals; social, environmental, and demographic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes.