About Justin Moore
The chief executive officer of the American Physical Therapy Association [APTA] and an outside-the-box thinker, Justin Moore is dedicated to advancing integrated, holistic human health. What is one of the primary threats to human health in modern America? The opioid epidemic.
A Preview of His Refounder Story – Chapter 3: Tackling Problem Zero
According to Justin, prescription opioids are among the most frequently prescribed medications for the treatment of low back pain, and more than half of opioid users report having a history of back pain.
As the CEO of the APTA, Moore is pushing for change. The organization is lobbying for policy reforms, pushing insurance providers, lawmakers, and regulators to use alternative interventions as a frontline treatment for chronic and low back pain. Second, the APTA is investing heavily in health research in an effort to show that every dollar paid for physical therapy before pharmacological and surgical intervention saves multiple dollars to the healthcare system and the patient, including addiction-related treatments. Finally, the organization encourages healthier lifestyles via a public relations campaign promoting exercise, better diets, and physical therapy. Moore is taking a Refounder’s approach to tackling the opioid epidemic.
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