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Mattresses and Pillows for Efficient Sleep
Trudy Messer, PT, OCS™, E-RYT-200, CKPT, CFMT™

February 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

It is likely a ubiquitous event to have a conversation with a patient regarding an orthopedic problem, medical condition, sleep disorder (including snoring) and recommend the patient get a new mattress or pillow. But beyond recommending a new sleeping device, is your level of knowledge on support surfaces adequate? In this webinar, you will learn the basics of understanding sleep supports and how to “prescribe” based on a multi-faceted approach. You will gain knowledge that the marketing and advertising from mattress websites and stores are not adequately prepared to take care of the needs of our patients…but you will be!

Learning Objectives:

  1. To be able to understand the components of a support surface for sleep.
  2. To be able to make a determination on the most efficient support surface based on patient’s subjective and medical history.
  3. To be able to discuss the correct pillow for a patient dependent on sleep position.

Trudy is owner of HEAL Wellness and Therapy, a physical therapy and yoga studio focusing on the five pillars of wellness – sleep, physical activity, nutrition, mindfulness and social engagement. Trudy Messer is a Canadian-trained physical therapist with over 25 years of experience with multiple advanced certifications including an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS®) from the American Physical Therapy Association, a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP) from Kinesiotaping America and a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT®) from the Institute of Physical Art. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance Certified Education Practitioner (E-RYT 200, YACEP®).

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members


February 21
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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AAPMD – Webinar