MHIQ Program Seminar Series Disability & Rehabilitation - Sleep disorders in spinal cord injury

MHIQ Program Seminar Series Disability & Rehabilitation - Sleep disorders in spinal cord injury

Principal speaker

Professor David J Berlowitz

Menzies Health Institute Queensland Program Seminar Series

Disability & Rehabilitation - Host Professor Elizabeth Kendall

Professor David J Berlowitz - Title: Sleep disorders in spinal cord injury

Abstract -

Obstructive sleep apnoea, periodic leg movements and circadian rhythm disorders are all direct consequences of spinal cord injuries. These highly prevalent disorders have not traditionally been a focus of research or care after spinal cord injury, with much of the signs and symptoms of these sleep disorders attributed to other causes such as medications, mood disorders, spasm and "just what happens in spinal". This presentation will outline the prevalence and impact of these disorders and the emerging treatment options for non-respiratory sleep complications.

Biography -

Professor David J Berlowitz is a Physiotherapist with the Victorian Respiratory Support Service and a Fellow of the Institute for Breathing and Sleep who holds the University of Melbourne Chair in Physiotherapy at Austin Health. David was awarded his PhD in 2004 in which he discovered that acute cervical spinal cord injury results in sudden and severe obstructive sleep apnoea. David leads an international team of research collaborators, students and staff who focus on the causes and treatments of sleep and breathing disorders in neuromuscular disease, especially Spinal Cord Injury and Motor Neurone Disease.

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