Sleep As It Relates To Injury Webinar

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$18.75 for NATA members / $31.25 for non-members
1.25 CEUs
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, LAT, ATC
Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, LAT, ATC, received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an Athletic Training emphasis from Brigham Young University (BYU), a Master of Science in Sports Medicine with a Public Health minor from Oregon State University, and a PhD in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from BYU. He serves as the Department Head for the Department of Kinesiology and Athletic Training Program Director at Colorado Mesa University. Dr. Hawkins has been an athletic training educator for more than a decade. In addition to classroom teaching experience, he has also worked clinically at the high school, collegiate (Division I and II), and professional levels, as well as in a physical therapy clinic. Since athletic training is such a hands on profession, Dr. Hawkins does his best to take the same approach in his courses, ever mindful of what the brain is doing while in class. Dr. Hawkins holds a firm belief that education changes lives, and because of that, he loves to be involved in that process. One of his favorite ways to engage students in learning outside of the classroom is to take them with him to cover a sporting event or into the lab to conduct research; the one-on-one interactions are very rewarding. Outside of class, Dr. Hawkins conducts research on therapeutic modalities. Dr. Hawkins has been known to hit people with a tennis ball to create a bruise (with proper institutional board approval of course) so that he can treat them in different ways. In addition to studying therapeutic modalities, Dr. Hawkins is interested in the educational process for athletic training. The profession of athletic training is ever changing and Dr. Hawkins is always looking for new ways to keep the Colorado Mesa University Athletic Training students on the forefront of those changes.

Sleep and its role in recovery is a growing area of research. Scientists purport that proper recovery after training and competition enables athletes to return to their pre-workout conditions quickly.1-3 The benefits of sleep with respect to injury recovery is less well known.4 The purpose of this presentation is to provide background concerning the role that sleep plays in normal physiological process, as well as recovery from training and competition. Additionally, what is known about sleep and injury healing will be presented, giving attendees clear guidelines to follow with their patients.

Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 4 – Therapeutic Intervention
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to explain the role of sleep in normal physiological processes.
Participants will be able to explain the role of sleep in recovery from training and competition.
Participants will be able to discuss the role sleep plays with injury healing.
Participants will be able to modify a given treatment plan to best utilize adequate amounts of sleep.
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