CBD Trends in the Field of Physical Therapy

Whether you have started to incorporate topical, hemp-derived CBD products into your practice or you are on the fence, but interested in learning more, it is an emerging trend—and one that is experiencing an increase in demand.1 We have shared a variety of blog posts about CBD for physical therapists, like how to incorporate it into your practice and how to add it to specific service offerings. Today, we will focus on three emerging CBD trends for you to learn more about. 

CBD Trend No.1: Suggesting Products for Home Use

When someone says “CBD” what comes to mind? 

As CBD continues to gain steam, it’s important to understand the different product types that are available. The product types that make the most sense for physical therapists to incorporate are topical analgesics—like oils, salves, lotions, and balms. These topical, hemp-derived CBD products can be used in conjunction with massage before or after a treatment session. 

Additionally, these topical product types are easy to suggest to patients for at-home use. As we navigate the current healthcare crisis, it is crucial to consider ways in which you can offer your patients care at home and in the office. Suggesting topical, hemp-derived CBD products formulated with analgesics could be one way to do that. 

At-Home Exercise Suggestion: Provide your patient with a set of foam rolling exercises to complete, followed by the application of a topical, hemp-derived CBD balm or salve.

CBD Trend No.2: Transparency

Transparency and a strict vetting process have always been factors we felt very passionately about in regard to the brands we work with and topical, hemp-derived CBD products formulated with analgesics that we sell at MeyerPT. Each brand, like CBD CLINIC™ and +PlusCBD Oil™, is carefully vetted to ensure product quality and compliance with both federal and state law. All products are verified by the manufacturer for concentration, quality, and safety through Third Party Lab Testing, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity per batch.

According to the FDA, “Despite the 2018 Farm Bill removing hemp—defined as cannabis and cannabis derivatives with very low concentrations (no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis) of THC—from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, CBD products are still subject to the same laws and requirements as FDA-regulated products that contain any other substance.”2 Transparency in manufacturing paired with the growing demand for CBD has opened the floor to the necessity for more strict standardization and vetting processes throughout the industry.

CBD Trend No.3: CBD Products Formulated with Analgesics

The ways in which physical therapists provide care and how patients practice compliance at home are paramount, especially now as we continue to navigate the current climate in healthcare. As a practice, you have most likely used analgesics in some portion of your service offerings to patients. 

The increasing demand for CBD has led to the development of topical, hemp-derived CBD products formulated with analgesics. Similar to the ways in which you use topical analgesics, topical, hemp-derived CBD products formulated with analgesics can also be applied to a treatment area in the office or at home. 

Learn More About CBD

Are you interested in learning more about how to add topical hemp-derived CBD products to your current service offerings? Check out our CBD FAQs for more information.

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These products and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. These products are not recommended for children, pregnant or nursing women.


1“Cannabidiol (CBD) Market Trends 2020, Global Size, Growth, CBD Industry Research Report, Regional Statistics, Top Companies Analysis.” AP NEWS, Associated Press, 26 Feb. 2020, apnews.com/954acbb4e60ca6e426baec3275ebd5b1.

2Commissioner, Office of the. “What to Know About Products Containing Cannabis and CBD.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, 2020, www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-you-need-know-and-what-were-working-find-out-about-products-containing-cannabis-or-cannabis.

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