Hormones Matter: Considerations for Treating Women with MSK Problems
Accelerate your Growth by Increasing your Scope Episode 3
Hormones Matter: Considerations for Treating Women with MSK Problems with Susan Clinton
This series is designed for private practice and hospital-based orthopaedic therapists, including physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, and sports medicine physicians. The scope of practice for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions is rapidly changing. Years lived with disability for people with chronic MSK conditions has increased by 60% since the turn of the millennium.
MSK conditions are more complex than ever before. Nutrition, lifestyle factors, sensorimotor smudging, pelvic health, psychosocial factors, and stress all play a role in the health and wellbeing of persons with MSK problems.
Are you ready to accelerate your clinical growth by broadening your scope of practice?
Episode 3: Hormones Matter: Considerations for Treating Women with MSK Problems with Susan Clinton
Objectives of the Session:
Hormones influence a woman’s physiology throughout her lifecycle. How does the presence of painful periods affect younger women with MSK problems? How do menopausal changes affect mature women with MSK symptoms? Consider the whole person in your treatment approach.
General Information about this Webinar Series
Don’ts: You don’t have to become a psychologist to have a psychologically-informed practice and you don’t have to become a pelvic health physiotherapist to address pelvic health issues.
Do’s: You do have to raise your awareness of the complexity of factors that contribute to persistent pain. This webinar series will accomplish just that. It is designed to introduce you to a variety of topics for consideration in MSK problems. Should a menopausal woman with shoulder pain get the same treatment approach as a 20-year old student? Do you routinely screen the pelvic floor in low back pain? What does spirituality have to do with MSK problems? Lifestyle factors, such as nutrition, sleep, and exercise are rarely discussed with someone with neck pain; yet, all of these factors are highly relevant.
Join Carolyn Vandyken as she has an open forum discussion with clinical leaders in these areas of whole-person health.
Overview of all Sessions:
- Sleep and Musculoskeletal Pain: The Crucial Link with Debbie Patterson (February 12)
- Osteoporosis: A Silent Risk Factor for Decreased Quality of Life (QOL) with Mikki Townsend (February 19)
- Hormones Matter: Considerations for Treating Women with MSK Problems with Susan Clinton (February 26)
- Tension is a Top-Down Problem: Changing our Target(s) with Exercise with Carolyn Vandyken (March 5)
- Lifestyle Medicine and Musculoskeletal (MSK) Health: Broadening your Scope with Dr. Sinead Dufour (March 12)
- Exercise Prescription Overhaul for MSK Pain with Cory Blickenstaff and Teresa Waser (March 19)
- Polyvagal Theory, Stress and MSK Pain with Marlysa Sullivan (March 26)
Upon completion of this webinar series, participants will:
- Have a deeper appreciation of the complexity of MSK problems
- Understand the data that suggests that our current approach to MSK rehab needs an overhaul
- Develop a thirst for more knowledge and skills that will broaden their scope and skill-base to help MSK patients make sustainable change(s)
- Accelerate the growth of their practice by diversifying their skillset in a biopsychosocial realm
- Treat MSK problems more effectively by taking the whole person into consideration
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 34 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.
PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Susan is an award-winning physical therapist in professional achievement and the owner of LTI Physio in Sault Ste. Marie, MI (former co-owner of Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness in Sewickley, PA).
Susan is board certified in orthopedic and women’s health physical therapy, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and a board certified health and wellness coach. She is an international instructor/mentor of post-professional education in women’s health (including GI issues in women), orthopedic manual therapy, health/wellness coaching and business psychology. She is on faculty at Andrews University in the Doctor of Science in PT program, a Master Coach for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, and a clinical faculty instructor for the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and ASPIRE. She is also an active author in research and blog posts, and is an active professional/clinical mentor.
Susan is the co-founder and board member for the foundation: Global Women’s Health Initiative. She is also the co-host of the 5 five-star podcast, “Tough to Treat,” the guide to treating complex patients, and “The Genius Project,” reframing the treatment of persistent musculoskeletal pain. Susan enjoys walking / hiking, country line dance and ballroom, and is an avid supporter of music, the arts, and international objectives for women’s health.
How to contact Susan:
People can find me at https://litphysio.com - my online courses are listed on the website as well as my live courses - check back in for updates
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susan.c.clinton and LTI Physio
Course Material included in this course
Welcome and Resources
Estrogen and Hormone Balance
Estrogen and MSK Changes