Americans continue to be prescribed and to misuse opioids at alarming rates. This October, APTA will carry on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions via its award-winning #ChoosePT campaign.
You can learn about #ChoosePT and find ways to support APTA's efforts locally by visiting the online campaign tool kit.
Sleep is a critical piece of prevention and health as sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body. Sleep quantity and quality can change with aging, and the prevalence of sleep disorders increases with age. Therefore, knowledge about sleep and skills to screen for common sleep disorders and to promote quality sleep are necessary for physical therapists to optimize health in older adults. This session will provide an overview of sleep, how sleep often changes with aging, and a discussion of the impact of sleep on body structures and functions. The presenters will also provide practical guidelines for PTs to screen for the most common sleep disorders in older adults and information that can be integrated into PT practice to promote sleep health.
1. Discuss why sleep is a critical component of prevention and health promotion
2. Select and implement appropriate screening tools for the most common sleep disorders in older adults
3. Incorporate strategies into practice to promote clients’ sleep health
To register, please visit: https://geriatricspt.org/events/webinars/?recID=9BFC666F-5056-A04E-37D5D6F6E7391FF2
Save the Date!
The Residency/Fellowship SIG will be meeting at CSM on January 25 at noon. Location TBD.
Register before 31st October 2018 to take advantage of the new Super Early Bird rate and save up to 35% on your registration fee. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the profession’s largest international congress – the place where the world of physical therapy meets.