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Webinar: The Intersection of Cannabis and Physical Therapy Practice
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Webinar: The Intersection of Cannabis and Physical Therapy Practice

When: Thursday, April 18
6:00 - 8:00 PM
United States
Presenter: Whitney Ogle, PT, DPT, PhD
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105

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Course Description

With increasing legalization of both medicinal and recreational marijuana in the US, physical therapists will likely encounter more patients using some fonn of marijuana in practice. Therefore, it is vital for us as a profession to understand the applications and ethical issues regarding cannabis to better recognize our role in patient education. In this webinar, you will leam about who medical marijuana patients are and what other health care providers understand about patient use of cannabis. You will discover the overlap of cannabis use and physical therapy practice, particularly as it relates to athletes and to people who work in cannabis cultivation. You will also learn how to communicate with patients about cannabis, and investigate the ethical issues surrounding cannabis and physical therapy practice. Finally, you will learn how to critically evaluate future cannabis-related research.

Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the limitations in research, health care practitioner perception and understanding of patient use of cannabis
  2. Describe the overlap of cannabis and physical therapy practice related to athletes and to people who work in the cannabis cultivation industry
  3. Provide evidence-based patient education regarding cannabis use
  4. Evaluate the ethical issues surrounding cannabis and physical therapy practice
  5. Critique cannabis-related research


6:00 – 7:45 Presentation

7:45 – 8:00 Q&A


Speaker Bios


Whitney Ogle, PT, DPT, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Humboldt State University. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Regis University, Masters in Exercise Physiology and PhD in Human Performance with a focus in Motor Learning & Control with a minor in Psychological Brain Sciences at Indiana University. She currently serves as a Board Member on the Humboldt Institute of Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research and as the Vice President of the Redwood Empire chapter of the California Physical Therapy Association. Her research is focused on how people use cannabis around exercise and the intersection between physical therapy and cannabis.



2.0 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs

Instruction Level: Basic
Format: Lecture with on-line Q&A. Text with the speakers during the live presentation.
Target Audience: PT, PTA, and Students. Open to all Allied Health Professionals



$25 APTA PT members

$75 Non-members



All cancellation requests must be received in writing to – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received by April 18. No refunds after April 18, 2019.

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