Opioid overdose deaths in New York have more than doubled since 2010 according to findings by the State Department of Health.

The New York Physical Therapy Association has submitted a plan to the state Worker's Compensation Board, that would discourage dependence on prescription drugs and implement therapy treatment.

Kelly Garceau, is the exective director of NYPTA, and Brendan Sullivan, is a member of the NYPTA Public Policy Committee and the owner of the Health and Wellness Center in Latham.