Bradley physical therapy students pushing for change in opioid treaments

Doctoral candidates believe physical therapy can play role in abuse prevention

PEORIA - Roshan Devarakonda, a second-year Bradley University doctoral candidate studying physical therapy, believes his field should be more heavily utilized to prevent opioid abuse. Recently, Devarakonda met with lobbyists in Springfield to argue physical therapy as a better option to treat sports-related injuries.

He and third-year student Derek Nunamaker joined WMBD's Eugene Daniel to discuss the benefits of seeking physical therapy over the drug treatments.  



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