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Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain

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Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain

Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain

This course includes
56:44 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors
This course was recorded in September 2022


This is the first in a series of courses titled Weird and Wonderful Strategies that EVERY Physio should know to Effectively Treat LBP.

This series is hosted by Carolyn Vandyken in collaboration with Embodia. Each course in the series will focus on a different topic and will be taught by a special guest.

You can register for individual courses or the entire series! On checkout, you will be presented with the option to purchase all of the courses in this series at a discount. 

To read an overview of this course series, please click here.


Course 1: Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain

Bladder health and LBP are highly comorbid.  Dufour et al (2018) demonstrated that when women presented with LBP to an orthopaedic practice, 95% of them self-reported pelvic health issues.  At the forefront of this was overactive bladder symptoms.
Overactive bladder symptoms involve frequency and urgency, and can include urge incontinence as part of the diagnosis.  Bladder Pain Syndrome is on the other end of that spectrum, where frequency and urgency are combined with pain.  Both of these conditions can be affected by the spine.  When LBP is comorbid with these bladder conditions, special care and attention needs to be placed on a whole person, biopsychosocial approach.
Learning to screen for bladder health issues in your LBP patients will broaden your perspective and allow you to address the whole person in a person-centered approach.
Join Jilly Bond and Carolyn Vandyken for the first course in this series which will focus on bladder health.


Learning Objectives for Course 1

In this course presented by Jilly Bond, participants will learn:

  1. How to spot when visceral pain is in the picture
  2. What you need to know about treating visceral pain
  3. Outside-the-box treatments for MSK pros


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The instructors
Jilly Bond
Physio Researcher Speaker Educator

Jilly Bond is a pelvic health physiotherapist based in Wales, UK, with a special interest in pelvic pain. She is a regular speaker at international conferences, runs professional development courses for physios in the UK and online, and her Youtube channel has free resources for patients and clinicians. Her research interests include understanding how graded motor imagery may help in the treatment of centralised mechanisms in visceral pain. If you’re interested in pelvic pain she’d love to hear from you.

To learn more about Jilly checkout her website:

Course Material included in this course
  • Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain
  • Case Study: Emily
  • Normal Bladder Function
  • Validated Measures
  • LBP + Bladder Pain is a Red Flag
  • Women with LBP have PF Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor in BPS
  • Clinical Example
  • Graded Exposure
  • Conclusion
  • Quiz
  • What's Next
  • Feedback

Yes, we have added Closed Captions to this course in French. You can preview what this is like by going to the Course Materials section and then watch the Free Preview lesson in the course.

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