Community Opioid Symposium: Physical Therapy and the Opioid Crisis

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The Community Opioid Symposium is brought to you by Acadiana Area Human Services District, Woman’s Foundation Inc., and Louisiana Department of Health

Beau Saunier PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Beau Saunier earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 2015. He is a native of Delcambre, LA and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 2012. While in PT school, Beau was able to work with a focus group along PTs, MDs and DCs to develop a lumbar fusion protocol for Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX. Beau is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA).

Beau recently completed a fellowship program with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). This is the highest level of education in orthopaedic manual physical therapy that consists of two and a half years of postgraduate training and 440 hours of one-on-one fellowship training. Beau completed this in December 2020.


Educational Objectives
  1. Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to describe the causes of pain
  2. Upon completion of the activity, participants will know what makes people susceptible to chronic pain.
  3. Upon completion of the activity, participants will understand the role that physical therapists play in helping people overcome acute and chronic pain issues.