We are in the midst of an opioid crisis…substance use disorder, overdose and death. This is indeed a crisis! Many people are turning to opioids to manage pain. Canada is the second largest per capita user of prescription opioids in the world. The Canadian Physiotherapy Association believes that “the answer to the crisis can be found upstream”. They believe that “conservative pain management, including physiotherapy, needs to be optimized”. Read below to see what the federal Minister of Health, and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association are committing to in order to address the crisis!