From Morphine to Medical Marijuana: A Tale of Two Systems

The human body produces chemicals under certain conditions that help control pain and other physiologic processes. Two primary examples involve the production of the endogenous opioids and the endogenous cannabinoids. Throughout history, exogenous natural (plant-based), semisynthetic, and synthetic chemicals have been administered to mimic the effects of the endogenous opioid and endocannabinoid systems. The purpose of this presentation is to address how the opioid and endocannabinoid systems work within the body, and how opioid and cannabinoid drugs can affect their respective systems. Attention will be focused on how these medications affect pain pathways, and how they also influence areas of the brain associated with reward, pleasure, and the potential for addiction. This session will encourage discussion about how these drugs can impact physical therapist practice, and how clinicians can educate and inform their patients and clients about the positive and negative effects of these drugs.

Speaker Bio:

Charles D. Ciccone, PT, PhD, FAPTA: Charles Ciccone currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1975, and his PhD in Physiology from Rutgers University in 1983. After receiving his bachelor's degree in physical therapy, Dr. Ciccone practiced clinically for several years. His primary clinical interest was in the rehabilitation of people with neurologic disorders, amputations, and spinal cord injuries. At Rutgers, his research focused on the physiological and pharmacological regulation of renal and cardiovascular function during exercise and in certain disease states. As a faculty member at Ithaca College, his primary teaching areas include pharmacology, physiology, and evidence-based physical therapist practice. Dr. Ciccone is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and he currently serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Group of PT in Motion. He also served for 20 years as an Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for Physical Therapy (Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association). Dr. Ciccone’s primary area of scholarship is pharmacology, and he has had extensive experience integrating pharmacology with physical rehabilitation. He has published articles on various aspects of the physiological response to drug therapy, and he is the author of Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, a textbook designed for rehabilitation specialists. He has likewise compiled a resource for students and clinicians titled Davis’s Drug Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals. Dr. Ciccone has done numerous presentations on the impact of drug therapy on rehabilitation, and he is currently involved in research to determine the clinical implications of prescription and over-the-counter drug use in patients receiving physical therapy.

Course Code:

LMS-868

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

17S5714

cert_OH hours

2

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Review course content, complete the assessment with 70% or higher score, claim certificate and CEUs.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

07/17/2017

Date recorded

06/24/2017

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Charles D. Ciccone, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to understand:

1. Compare and contrast how the endogenous opioid and endocannabinoid systems work within the human body, and how these systems affect pain pathways and other physiologic processes.

2. Appreciate how opioid drugs and cannabinoid drugs have been used to mimic the effects of their respective endogenous systems.

3. List the positive and negative effects of opioid and cannabinoid substances, including the potential risks for addiction and other untoward effects.

4. Recognize how physical therapists can serve as a source of information and guidance in the appropriate use of opioids and cannabinoids.

Speaker Bio:

Charles Ciccone: Charles Ciccone currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1975, and his PhD in Physiology from Rutgers University in 1983. After receiving his bachelor's degree in physical therapy, Dr. Ciccone practiced clinically for several years. His primary clinical interest was in the rehabilitation of people with neurologic disorders, amputations, and spinal cord injuries. At Rutgers, his research focused on the physiological and pharmacological regulation of renal and cardiovascular function during exercise and in certain disease states. As a faculty member at Ithaca College, his primary teaching areas include pharmacology, physiology, and evidence-based physical therapist practice. Dr. Ciccone is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and he currently serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Group of PT in Motion. He also served for 20 years as an Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for Physical Therapy (Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association). Dr. Ciccone’s primary area of scholarship is pharmacology, and he has had extensive experience integrating pharmacology with physical rehabilitation. He has published articles on various aspects of the physiological response to drug therapy, and he is the author of Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, a textbook designed for rehabilitation specialists. He has likewise compiled a resource for students and clinicians titled Davis’s Drug Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals. Dr. Ciccone has done numerous presentations on the impact of drug therapy on rehabilitation, and he is currently involved in research to determine the clinical implications of prescription and over-the-counter drug use in patients receiving physical therapy.

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