Developing and Testing a Sleep and Exercise Program for Osteoarthritis Pain Management – the Move & Snooze Story

Mar 05, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Daniel Whibley smiling in a dark shirt

IHPS Emerging Scholars Program: This presentation will describe observational and qualitative research that was undertaken to develop the Move & Snooze intervention, a combined sleep improvement and exercise program for adults with knee osteoarthritis. Feasibility study findings, including qualitative insights will be presented, and the design of the consequent nationwide digitally-delivered trial will be described.


Daniel Whibley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan and an Honorary Lecturer in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Dr. Whibley trained as physiotherapist in London and subsequently completed a PhD in Applied Health Sciences in 2018 (University of Aberdeen), followed by a Foundation Fellowship Versus Arthritis, working across the universities of Aberdeen and Warwick in the UK and the University of Michigan in the US. Dr. Whibley’s research is focused on the intersection of sleep health, chronic pain, cognitive function, and physical activity, with a view to developing and testing non-pharmacological interventions for pain management. He currently sits on the Editorial Board of Rehabilitation Psychology, is an Editorial Fellow for the Journal of Pain, and is current Co-Chair of the US Association for the Study of Pain’s ‘Sleep and Pain’ Special Interest Group. 


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