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Mini Class on Mechanical Pain

Mini Class on Mechanical Pain

Mini Class on Mechanical Pain

This course includes
44:01 of Course Material (View)
Certificate of completion

About The Course:

This online physiotherapy course is designed as an introduction/review of the basic principles of assessing and treating an individual with mechanical low back pain. This class is for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and other rehab professionals who do not have a background in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

The basic principles of assessing someone with back dominant vs. leg dominant pain are taught with a clear understanding that repeated test movements/positions are required at end range to determine the presence of directional preference. Directional preference and centralization/peripheralization are the hallmark signs of mechanical pain and indicates a straightforward pattern of recovery for your patient. 

Learn how to assess back and leg pain with confidence!


In This Online Physiotherapy Course, You’ll Learn:

  • Leg dominant vs back dominant pain.
  • About repeated test movements.
  • How to treat leg dominant pain?
  • How to treat back dominant pain?


Who Is This Course For? 

This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, exercise therapists, medical doctors, nurses, midwives, kinesiologists among others. This course is also relevant for movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.

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
  • Mini Class on Mechanical Pain
  • Leg Dominant vs. Back Dominant Pain
  • Repeated Test Movements
  • Treating Leg Dominant Pain
  • Treating Back Dominant Pain
  • Next Steps
  • Feedback
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