Educational Materials

Dr. Gillick has authored several articles about sleep position issues and chronic pain. He has also presented at conferences and to students regarding these issues. Below are several documents which highlight some of the findings and related research. They are in PDF format and will require a PDF viewer to open. Such software can be found for free from Adobe.

Please ask for permission before attempting to repost or reproduce any of these resources by contacting Dr. Gillick.

Sleep Position Media

Sleep Positions Related to Ergonomic Positions PowerPoint Part 1 (2002) – This presentation illustrates conditions that occur when sleep-related issues cause pain and discomfort.

Sleep Positions Related to Ergonomic Positions PowerPoint Part 2 (2003) – This presentation provides more information on conditions that occur when sleep-related issues cause pain and discomfort.

Sleep Smart (updated 2014) – Signs of sleep posture maladies.

Ergonomics of Sleep Position (2002) – Twelve keys towards safe and efficient sleep position.

Sleep Posture and Headache or Breathing Obstruction Poster Presentation – Do specific common sleep postures independently evoke headaches and breathing obstruction?

Society for Neuroscience Conference Poster – Study presented at the Society for Neuroscience Conference regarding chronic pain.

Pain Media

Fibromyalgia PowerPoint 1 (2001) – How to tame fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia PowerPoint 2 (2003) – Symptoms and treatment of fibromyalgia.

Foot Arch Related Problems (2004) – An improperly supported arch can lead to back and hip problems. This article describes the results of low arches and what steps can be taken to improve them.

How to Tame Fibromyalgia  (2001)- paper presented for the first time at the American Occupational Health Conference on April 26, 2001 in San Francisco, CA

Ilio-Psoas (2003) – Stress and strain on the Ilio-psoas muscles can cause intense back and groin pain.

Low Back Pain PowerPoint Presentation (2002) – An overview of chronic, reoccurring lower back pain.

Low Back Pain PowerPoint Presentation (2004) – Specific diagnosis of chronic lower back pain.

Low Back Pain Puzzle: Diagnosis and Causation Article – Learn about the multiple contributing factors of ongoing back pain, a cumulative trauma condition.

Shoulder Neck Strain Syndrome (2003) – Symptoms can include a stiff neck, headaches, arm or shoulder pain, and even carpal-tunnel-like pain. Strain on the shoulder and neck can lead to further upper body discomfort and pain. Learn how to minimize your risk.

Clinical Media

Pain Scale – Evolution of the Pain Scale.