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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

Filmed at the San Diego Pain Summit in 2017, let Carolyn Vandyken and Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) take you on a learning journey that links low back pain to pelvic floor dysfunction. This online physiotherapy course addresses persistent pain the low back 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.

This lecture was recorded at a multi-disciplinary conference, the San Diego Pain Summit, where clinicians learn how to apply current pain research into clinical practice. Learn more about this conference here:

The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. She has spoken at over 50 conferences and grand round presentations throughout Canada and the United States. Carolyn co-authored the first book on patient-centred pain biology education for pelvic pain, Why Pelvic Pain Hurts, and also co-authored three peer-reviewed framework articles with Sandra Hilton on the assessment and treatment of persistent pelvic pain.

She co-owns a Canadian-based teaching company, Pelvic Health Solutions, and teaches internationally on the physiotherapy for pelvic floor problems. She also manages her own practice in Huntsville, Ontario.

Course Material included in this course
  • Presentation
  • LBP Study
  • Pelvic Floor Tenderness
  • Changes To Our Practice
  • Questions
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
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