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Practical Information for Promoting Sleep Health
Catherine (Katie) Siengsukon, PT, PhD
June 15, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body and is therefore a critical component of optimal health. Sleep disruptions occur in 1/3 of the US population and frequently occur in individuals with various conditions that are typically treated by PTs, PTAs, and other health care providers. Therefore, knowledge about sleep and skills to screen for sleep disorders and to promote quality sleep are necessary for healthcare providers to promote health and facilitate optimal outcomes. This session will provide an overview of sleep and a discussion of the impact of sleep on body structures and functions. The presenter will provide practical information to screen for the most common sleep disorders and sleep health as well as sleep health promotion techniques to integrate into practice.
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss why sleep is a critical component of health and wellness
2. Select appropriate screening tools for common sleep disorders and sleep health
3. Incorporate strategies into practice to promote clients’ sleep health
Catherine (Katie) Siengsukon, PT, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and is the Director of the Sleep, Health, & Wellness (SleepWell) Laboratory at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Siengsukon’s research interest involves understanding how sleep impacts health-related outcomes and recovery, particularly in individuals with neurologic injury or disease. Dr. Siengsukon’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Siengsukon received her MPT from Rockhurst University in 2002 and her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2008.
1 CE credit available to AAPMD members