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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - The Missing Link in Persistent LBP?

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - The Missing Link in Persistent LBP?

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - The Missing Link in Persistent LBP?

This course includes
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Certificate of completion



This course is filmed at the San Diego Pain Summit in 2017, Carolyn Vandyken and Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) will take you on a learning journey that links low back pain to pelvic floor dysfunction. This online physiotherapy course addresses persistent low back pain and pelvic floor by using a biopsychosocial lens to tackle fear, stress, anxiety, and catastrophization.

The pelvic floor is hard-wired into our nervous system as these muscles protect our most vulnerable functions - bowel, bladder, sexuality, and mobility. Pelvic floor problems can also contribute to an underlying biological driver of low back pain that needs to be considered.

Carolyn takes an evidence-based look at persistent low back pain, and how comorbidity in the pelvic floor needs to be addressed.


In This Online Course, You Will Learn:

  • LBP - rethinking the bio in biopsychosocial
  • About the LBP study and its outcomes
  • Methods to determine LBP
  • Pelvic floor tenderness and forced FABER test
  • How do we need to change our practice?


Who Is This Course For? 

This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, exercise therapists, medical doctors, nurses, midwives, kinesiologists among others. This course is also relevant for movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.


The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is the co-owner of Reframe Rehab, a teaching company engaged in breaking down the barriers internationally between pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science. Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 37 years. She is a McKenzie Credentialled physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Women of Distinction award (2004) and the distinguished Education Award from the OPA (2015). Carolyn was recently awarded the Medal of Distinction from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2021 for her work in pelvic health and pain science.

Carolyn has been heavily involved in post-graduate pelvic health education, research in lumbopelvic pain, speaking at numerous international conferences and writing books and chapters for the past twenty years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

Course Material included in this course
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - The Missing Link in Persistent LBP?
  • LBP Study
  • Pelvic Floor Tenderness
  • Changes To Our Practice
  • Questions
  • Quiz
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