Integrating Sleep Health into Physical Therapy Clinical Practice

In a recent report, more than one-third of US respondents reported typically sleeping 7 hours in a 24-hour period. Up to 40% of older adults report poor sleep quality or chronic fatigue. Insufficient sleep health is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Sleeping less than 7 hours negatively affects concentration, memory, work, driving, and financial management. Many of the interventions used to improve sleep behavior are noninvasive and can be managed by physical therapists. Faculty members at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have developed and validated a health-focused care model for promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors (including optimal sleep health) as part of standard physical therapist clinical practice. Critical steps in the model include anticipating population needs, determining need for lifestyle change, collaborating with patients and clients, using lifestyle behavior change interventions (including appropriate referral), and assessing lifestyle behavior change outcomes. Session presenters will explore common sleep disorders reported by older adults and the health consequences experienced from them. They will also apply the UAB Health-Focused Physical Therapy Practice Model to management of sleep health for older adult patients and clients.

Speaker Bio:

David Morris: Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy and Training Coordinator for the Constraint Induced Therapy (CI Therapy) Research Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He teaches coursework related to professional practice issues, neurorehabilitation strategies, and the physical therapists role in health promotion and wellness in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Certificate in Health Focused Care for PTs and OTs Programs. He has conducted numerous professional education sessions and continuing education courses regarding teaching and physical therapy practice in the US and abroad. Morris is a Past-President of the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section and Alabama Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. He was a 2009 recipient of the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical therapy Association, 2012 APTA Legislative Commitment Award, and the 2012 Marilyn Gossman Award for Professionalism in PT from the Alabama Chapter of the APTA.

Diane Clark: Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Clark teaches topics related to pathology, integumentary repair, clinical decision-making and professionalism. Her research interests include health literacy and mobility in acute and intensive care settings. Interested in wellness, health promotion and prevention, she practices in pro bono settings working with individuals who are uninsured and underinsured and who have multiple chronic health conditions which involves collaborative care.

Donald Lein: Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Therapy. Research interests include osteoporosis care and prevention, computer-tailored messaging, physical therapist’s belief and practice of health literacy and health promotion in clinical practice, and the use of physical modalities in physical therapy care. In addition to his clinical education responsibilities, he helps teach basic clinical skills, physical modalities, musculoskeletal interventions, and health promotion. He also provides PT services in the multidisciplinary UAB Osteoporosis Treatment and Prevention Center.

Course Code:

LMS-867

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.2

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

17S5715

cert_OH hours

2

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Review course content, complete the assessment with 70% or higher score, claim certificate and CEUs.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

07/17/2017

Date recorded

06/23/2017

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

David Morris, Diane Clark, Donald Lein

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to understand:

1. Discuss selected sleep disorders and how poor sleep affects health in older adults.

2. Describe the UAB Health Focused Physical Therapy Care Model for promoting healthy sleep

3. Discuss strategies and interventions that may be helpful to promote better sleep health.

4. Collaborate with sleep health professionals/clinics to assist physical therapy patients and clients.

Speaker Bios:

David Morris: Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy and Training Coordinator for the Constraint Induced Therapy (CI Therapy) Research Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He teaches coursework related to professional practice issues, neurorehabilitation strategies, and the physical therapists role in health promotion and wellness in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Certificate in Health Focused Care for PTs and OTs Programs. He has conducted numerous professional education sessions and continuing education courses regarding teaching and physical therapy practice in the US and abroad. Morris is a Past-President of the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section and Alabama Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. He was a 2009 recipient of the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical therapy Association, 2012 APTA Legislative Commitment Award, and the 2012 Marilyn Gossman Award for Professionalism in PT from the Alabama Chapter of the APTA.

Diane Clark: Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Clark teaches topics related to pathology, integumentary repair, clinical decision-making and professionalism. Her research interests include health literacy and mobility in acute and intensive care settings. Interested in wellness, health promotion and prevention, she practices in pro bono settings working with individuals who are uninsured and underinsured and who have multiple chronic health conditions which involves collaborative care

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