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Is It Really Pudendal Neuralgia

Is It Really Pudendal Neuralgia

Is It Really Pudendal Neuralgia

Feb 27, 2024 - 20:00 (EST)
1 hour


In the case of two young and fit firemen, an L5/S1 disc herniation leaves these men with unresolved and disabling perineal symptoms that mimic pudendal neuralgia.  One has perineal and testicular pain and the other has rectal and tailbone pain.  

How could a disc herniation at L5/S1 contribute to symptoms at S2-4?  

Is it really pudendal neuralgia? What about the nociplastic components of their history?

Come and listen to two fascinating case histories that can only be resolved when we treat them from an orthopaedic, pelvic health and pain science framework.  

Are you subjectively listening for and objectively measuring the logical components in your patient's complex histories?

Join Carolyn Vandyken for this free live webinar 'Is it really Pudendal Neuralgia'

This webinar is the ninth and final session in our free series Let's Talk Pelvic Health'. You can register for this webinar only or the entire series by going here.


Learning Objectives

In these two case studies, you will learn to apply:

  1. A solid mechanical framework for assessing the low back
  2. A solid understanding of pudendal nerve symptoms as it relates to pelvic pain
  3. A solid understanding of nociplastic pain components for both acute and persistent pain presentations

To resolve your patients fully, you need to break down the silos between orthopaedics, pelvic health and the pain science divisions."


This free webinar is intended for pelvic health practitioners; however, all clinic owners and practitioners are welcome to join. 

This webinar is the eighth session in our free series Let's Talk Pelvic Health'. You can register for this webinar only or the entire series by going here.


Registration and Replays

There's a maximum of 500 seats available in the webinar room. If you cannot attend live, please do not register. This will allow people who can attend live to ask questions and interact with the instructor.

If you can't join live, don't worry! We will stream the live webinar to our YouTube channel and leave it up for 48 hours after the live webinar. You can subscribe to Embodia's YouTube channel here.

You can also choose to receive the follow-up email after the webinar. This email contains information about where to find the recording, a reminder about the free live stream on YouTube, and any additional resources shared during the webinar. Simply scroll down and click on the button that reads '+ Add me to the notification list'. (Please note: if you register for the webinar you will automatically be added to the notification list.)

This webinar will be recorded and available as an on-demand course on Embodia Academy, free for all Embodia Members. You can learn more about our membership offerings here.

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.

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