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How to Incorporate Qi Gong into Physiotherapy & Rehab Practice

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How to Incorporate Qi Gong into Physiotherapy & Rehab Practice

How to Incorporate Qi Gong into Physiotherapy & Rehab Practice

This course includes
1:59:53 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in January 2023


Qi Gong is a sensorimotor-rich movement program that fits well into rehab practice.

It is easy to teach, easy to adapt, and requires no equipment.

It addresses sensorimotor dysregulation as measured by the Fremantle Questionnaires.

This two-part online course is designed to introduce you to the evidence behind Qi gong in medical and rehab practice. We will go through two rehab practices- one for the upper body and one for the lower body.  


What to Expect

During the course, we will look at how to explain these practices to your patients and how to modify them for the patient in front of you.

Come prepared to practice and experience two simple practices.  They are available on your Embodia homework app and have become favorite prescriptions for pelvic health, low back pain patients, neck pain patients and so many more.

Wear loose comfortable practice, and have a tennis ball ready so that you can join in and experience what novel, relaxed movement feels like.



This 2-part online course is for any healthcare professional who prescribes exercises as part of their treatment program. This includes physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and kinesiologists.

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
  • Welcome and Slides
  • Slides
  • Welcome!
  • Part 1
  • Introduction
  • Who Should Do Qi Gong?
  • Lower Qi Gong Demo
  • Building Blocks of Lower Qi Gong
  • Questions
  • Part 1 Feedback
  • Part 2
  • Introduction
  • Target A: Allostatic Load/Stress
  • Target B: Sensory/Motor Dysregulation
  • Qi Gong is Multi-Purpose
  • Fremantle Questionnaire
  • Where to Prescribe Qi Gong
  • Building Blocks of Upper Qi Gong
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Part 2 Feedback
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Haut du corps qi gong
  • Bas du corps qi gong
  • Lower Qi Gong
  • Upper Qi Gong
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