Rest Integration

We have updated our website with information regarding Day 4 of the Interdisciplinary Integration course.  Day 4 will be covering REST INTEGRATION.  We are very excited for this course as this will be the 1st year we have presented on this topic. 

This session will review sleep architecture and sleep hygiene.  An overview of polysomnography (sleep readings) will be discussed to allow the clinician to understand these findings and how they relate to the rehabilitation client.  The importance of NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep stages on motor function and motor processing and learning will be discussed.  Neurohormonal events particular to specific sleep stages will be presented.  Pharmaceutical management and the use of mechanical devices including CPAP for treatment of disordered sleep will be discussed briefly, but will not be the primary aim of this session.  The mechanics of respiration, including upper airway function, as it occurs in normal sleep and disordered sleep will be presented.  This will include a discussion of the influence of movement patterns that may be adopted to establish and maintain a patent airway during sleep, especially in disordered sleep.  A discussion of both obstructive sleep apnea and central apnea will be included.  Dental sleep medicine and intervention, including the reasoning for and use of mandibular advancement devices will be covered.  Methods of screening for sleep dysfunction in the clinical setting and guidelines for when to recommend additional evaluation will be covered.  Recommendations for inter-disciplinary collaboration (including pulmonology, behavioral medicine, dentistry and rehabilitation) with the individual with disorderd sleep will be discussed.

To read the course objectives and agenda, click here!

Posted December 23, 2009 at 5:30PM
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