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Sleep and Pain – Not Something to Snooze On

January 12, 2022 • Personal Wellness • Mark Shepherd

Have you ever come across a patient with persistent pain who has encountered difficulty with sleeping?  The answer is probably, yes. Sleep insufficiency is associated with increased frequency and intensity of pain, lower pain threshold, and increased pain sensitivity. Addressing sleep issues is a potential target to treat people with persistent pain and possibly prevent the transition from acute to chronic pain. Come join this presentation to find out more on why sleep is important, how to assess for sleep disturbances and how to promote optimal sleep behaviors.

Presenter: Mark Shepherd
Date: September 8, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM CDT

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Mark Shepherd

Mark is a physical therapist with nine years of experience. He is dedicated to helping students become the best clinicians they can be and is a firm believer that residency and fellowship offer critical mentorship opportunities for young clinicians. Current Roles: Program Director, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Bellin College Program Coordinator, Evidence In...

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