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Lifestyle Factors for Treating Systemic Inflammation in Rehabilitation

Lifestyle Factors for Treating Systemic Inflammation in Rehabilitation

Lifestyle Factors for Treating Systemic Inflammation in Rehabilitation

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This course includes
4:35:16 of Course Material (View)
1 Year access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in October 2022


Are you interested in learning how to improve your clinical outcomes and accelerate your practice by understanding the basics of lifestyle interventions? 

Learn with Dr. Sinéad Dufour who will bring in her years of research and clinical experience from primary health care, health coaching, and her more current functional medicine training.

Learn the difference between functioning as a health coach versus prescribing lifestyle interventions that are not in a physiotherapist's scope of practice.  

To provide effective lifestyle interventions and coaching, we must start by developing a deeper understanding of what lifestyle medicine involves.

In this course, you will improve both your own conviction and confidence when it comes to this important aspect of care. 


Learning Objectives 

The two key objectives of this online course are:

  1. Understand why integrating lifestyle interventions into your practice is important
  2. Understand how to integrate lifestyle interventions into your practice



This course is developed for ALL manual therapists - physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, chiropractors, and others who treat musculoskeletal pain.


Course Bundle

This online course is a part of THE Biopsychosocial Bundle - a very special learning opportunity for all healthcare professionals. 

This course can only be purchased with the whole bundle (not as an individual course).


THE Biopsychosocial Bundle is a carefully designed learning experience that includes 6 different courses by 6 experts in their respective fields. These courses have been carefully selected and constructed for clinicians who wish to excel in a biopsychosocial framework.

Learn more about THE Biopsychosocial Bundle by clicking here!

The instructors
Dr. Sinéad Dufour

Dr. Sinéad Dufour is an academic clinician who shares her time between clinical pursuits as the Director of Pelvic Health at the WOMB and academic pursuits in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. She has been a practicing physiotherapist for 20 years. She completed her MScPT at McMaster University (2003), her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western (2011), and returned to McMaster to complete a post-doctoral fellowship (2014). Her current research interests include conservative approaches to optimize pelvic floor function, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health and perinatal fitness for elite athletes.

Sinéad is an active member of several organizations charged with optimizing perinatal care and pelvic health and has led and contributed many national and international clinical practice guidelines to improve care provision. Sinéad also currently serves as a council member for the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Canada. Sinéad is a well-recognized speaker at conferences around the world and a sought-after expert to consult with companies whose aim is to improve perinatal care and pelvic health.

Relevant Links:

IG: @dr.sinead

Reframe Rehab
Online Teaching Company

We are a passionate group of highly trained clinicians who champion virtual, live online education courses to develop a biopsychosocial framework for your clinical practice. Our mission is to break down the silos in clinical practice between musculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain, pain neuroscience education, and psychology by providing timely, cost-effective, live online learning opportunities from the world's leading clinical educators on these topics.

Interested in learning more about Reframe Rehab or taking a course with us? Check us out on Instagram @reframerehab or visit our website to view all our course offerings.

Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Welcome!
  • 2-Month Free Trial on Embodia + Resource Packages
  • Slides
  • Welcome and Course Objectives
  • References
  • Lifestyle Factors for Treating Systemic Inflammation in Rehabilitation
  • Lesson 1 - Why Lifestyle?
  • Lesson 2 - Towards a Simplified Care Approach (Common Underlying Pathophysiology)
  • Lesson 3 - The Science Demands a Psychologically Informed Care Approach
  • Lesson 4 - Pillars of Health
  • Lesson 5 - Lifestyle Interventions
  • Lesson 6 - Lifestyle Interventions SWOT ANALYSIS
  • Lesson 7 - Clinical Application
  • Closing Comments
  • Course Feedback
  • Case Studies
  • Case Study - Melissa
  • Case Study - Elizabeth Dean
  • Resources
  • Chronic Stress, Cortisol Dysfunction, and Pain: A Psychoneuroendocrine Rationale for Stress Management in Pain Rehabilitation
  • The Effects of Forest Therapy on Coping with Chronic Widespread Pain: Physiological and Psychological Differences between Participants in a Forest Therapy Program and a Control Group
  • Sleep Disturbances in Chronic Pain: Neurobiology, Assessment, and Treatment in Physical Therapist Practice
  • Beliefs about the body and pain: the critical role in musculoskeletal pain management
  • What's Next
  • Congrats and what's next!

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