HI, I'M DOUG CARY
I'VE HELPED A LOT OF PATIENTS. HERE'S HOW I CAN HELP YOU.
I've been a Physiotherapist for 35 years and researching sleep quality and spinal pain for the past 9 years. As an early career Physiotherapist I didn't think about sleep. My mistake. I focused on helping patients through advice, exercises and hands on treatments. One day a patient told me how their neck pain started as soon as they turned their head in the morning. No load, slow movement and intense pain. My experience couldn't understand why and my skillset had nothing to offer. I was coming up short.
This started my journey into a research masters and then a PhD, in which I examined the relationships between sleep postures and waking spinal symptoms and quality of sleep. Along the way I have been incorporating what I have learnt into my clinical practice. Trying different approaches, handouts, techniques and over the years I have distilled this information into a sleep improvement program called Sleep Mastery. I have used this program to assist countless patients achieve a good night's sleep.
In my other role as Clinical Director with AAP Education, I come into contact with hundreds of other clinicians. Common to nearly all, they are like me when I was an early career Physiotherapist. Blind to the critical importance that sleep has on our ability to learn, function, recover and repair. This is why I created Sleep Mastery, a course to help aspiring clinicians learn from my experiences how to improve their sleep and the sleep of their patients.
Sleep Mastery gives you everything you need from critical education, assessment tools, clinical decision trees and evidence based interventions, to ensure you succeed in implementing a sleep improvement program in your clinic.
LEARN TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP THE SMART WAY
WITH DR DOUG CARY
So you want to improve your sleep? or learn to educate your patients about better sleep. If you are not sleeping a consistent 7-8 hours a night, the wheels start to fall off; memory, concentration, fertility, performance, recovery, weight gain, immune support and mood all take a dive. But you already know this and have decided to act.
Sleep Mastery is divided into three logical steps; Educate | Assess | Act. I provide you with an evidence based approach to address the common sleep problems seen in clinical situations.
In Sleep Mastery, I will guide you step by step through the process of developing a sleep improvement program for your clinic, providing you with extensive background information, critical assessment tools, researched answers, handouts and an extensive reference list.
A good night's sleep awaits you and your clients!
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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED WITHIN SLEEP MASTERY
- The backstory behind WHY sleep is critical. You'll gain deep insights into why we need to sleep and how sleep influences all aspects of human health including gene regulation, heart and vascular health, memory and learning, maintaining a healthy weight, fertility and athletic performance.
- Sleep posture, a unique understanding. In this course you will learn completely new information about the effects of sleep posture and HOW to change them for the better, using customised Behavioural Change Techniques.
- Understanding Insomnia. One of the most prevalent sleep problems is examined in detail along with assessment tools and the use of cognitive behavioural therapy to influence change
- Drugs & medicines, sleep phase disorders, obstructive sleep apnoea... all these and more are discussed as part of a comprehensive understanding of sleep problems that can be assessed and management by primary contact practitioners.
- Does what we sleep on matter? Via an in-depth discussion about relevant research materials construction, and replacement timeframes you will be able to confidently advise patients about pillows, mattresses and bases.
- Resources and references. Structured around evidenced base approaches, Sleep Mastery includes extensive referencing and resources to enable the keen clinician to delve further if they wish.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Goal: To improve the sleep experience of those that need it
Sleep Mastery is primarily designed to assist clinicians with the process of incorporating a sleep improvement program in their clinic.
Sleep Mastery is also suitable for non-professionals, that are serious about identifying their sleep problem and working towards an improved night's sleep. However, like improving fitness or losing weight, having a professional assess and guide you through an individual program is the preferable option.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have always had a good nights sleep to fall back on (well apart from phases with study, kids and cyclones), it was my patients that educated me to my lack of understanding.
Now, having this knowledge has changed my clinical practice in so many ways. Both acute and chronic presentations often have a component that is sleep related, that before went unnoticed to my patients determent and my frustration.
Completing my Sleep Mastery course, will provide you with the tools to firstly determine if sleep is an issue and secondly, how to deal with it.
Join today and see just how much having an understanding of sleep can do for your patients and for your business.
"Throughout our learning as physiotherapists, we are taught to explore the nature of a patient's pain patterns with regards to how it affects their sleep as part of a screening tool for red flags.
Working in private practice, when I ask this question to my patients, quite often I am met with the response of 'The pain doesn't keep me awake, I am just generally not a good sleeper any way'. To which I have never really been able to follow on from this with much more than educating the patient on how poor sleeping can delay healing or drive ongoing pain etc.
Having completed this course I am now equipped with some more in depth knowledge regarding the restorative properties of sleep, the importance of good sleeping habits and postures as well as tips and advice on how to improve a patient's sleeping habits. I feel this course has improved my ability to treat the 'whole person' and am very much thankful for Doug putting it all together."
Bodie Logan - Physiotherapist Australia
"I would like to thank you for the opportunity of completing The Sleep Mastery course. I really enjoyed the course. I was pleasantly surprised. The content is what I loved about the course. I could not find any fault. I think it is very well organised. The content has great quality, with bibliographic references and with great ease as well as for learning and for clinical practice. I would like to congratulate you for the great work done.
I was pleasantly surprised by this course because it is a field that I do not normally practice. Now, I have curiosity about that. In my case, I have not yet been able to apply the learning contents to real patients because most of the patients I am treating in ICU are sedated. However, it has helped to me to realise the significance of sleep hygiene in my quality of life. I am applying things from the course in my lifestyle, and it has been effective."
David Valcárcel Linares - Physiotherapist Spain