Sleep: The Impact of Sleep on Pain, Healing, and Wellness
Section: Federal PT Section
Session Code: FD-2A-6632
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Marquis Salon 1,2,3, 4

Speaker(s):   David Boland, PT, DPT, PhD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  Daniel Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  Jason Silvernail, DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT
  Deydre Teyhen, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Advanced

Have you given much thought to the impact of sleep on your patient's pain, recovery, and overall health? Sleep is ammunition for your brain and is vital for our overall health, safety, well-being, and performance. Yet, only 70% of US adults and only 23% of soldiers get adequate sleep. Sleep is the only time when the brain is able to clean out toxic and metabolic waste. Sleep improves performance, while a lack of sleep increases your risk for injury. Poor sleep is associated with chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Adequate sleep enables muscle growth, tissue repair, hormone synthesis, and helps prevent lower pain thresholds. Did you know that one's physical, cognitive, and emotional performance will degrade after 19 straight hours of being awake, or with less than 5 hours of nightly sleep over a 5-day period? Insufficient sleep can quickly result in a 20% cognitive decline equivalent to a blood alcohol level of 0.08. Have you ever evaluated your sleep IQ? This presentation will provide the information you need to talk with your patients about the impact of sleep on health, pain, performance, weight gain, and safety. Attendees will learn how to include assessments and screens for overall sleep and health during the course of physical therapy care and treatment. The speakers will describe the 10 most-studied sleep habits that improve one's sleep hygiene, the role of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, and appropriate referral options to best assist your patients.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss the importance of sleep for physical, cognitive, and emotional health and its link to chronic pain.

2. Integrate screening and assessment of sleep into routine physical therapy care.

3. Identify tools and resources to help educate patients on sleep.

4. Use common sleep screening tools to help determine when a referral is required for a sleep condition.

CEU: 0.2

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