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 and PTAs. 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 information that can be integrated into practice to promote sleep health.
Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss why sleep is a critical component of health and prevention
- Select and implement appropriate screening tools for the most common sleep disorders
- Incorporate strategies into practice to promote clients’ sleep health
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
Katie Siengsukon, PT, PhD
Dr. Siengsukon 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 received her MPT from Rockhurst University in 2002 and her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Siengsukon has presented her research and education sessions on sleep-related topics at international and national conferences, including CSM, World Confederation for Physical Therapy’s Congress, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Annual Meeting, and the Consortium of MS Centers’ Annual Meeting.
2.0 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Format: Lecture with on-line Q&A.
Target Audience: PT, PTA, and Students. Private Practice Owners, Managers, and Leadership. Open to all Allied Health Professionals
Registration received by September 16, 2020
$25 APTA members
All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received before September 16. No refunds on or after September 16, 2020.