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Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome

Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome

Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome

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This is the third in a three-lecture series that Carolyn Vandyken did as the Keynote speaker for the National Conference on Incontinence in Australia in October 2020.  These lectures were delivered in pre-recorded fashion because of the COVID-19 pandemic; the Continence Foundation of Australia has graciously given us permission to re-air these lectures on Embodia Academy.

Overview of this Free Online Course

Pain is an output of the brain.  That is a well-accepted fact.

Urge is also an output of the brain; this is a lesser-known fact.  

Join Carolyn Vandyken as she explores the evidence to support that Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome need to be considered from the perspective of central pain mechanisms.  

Unique and powerful opportunities to treat these problems from a whole-person perspective are presented in this talk. Reynolds et al (2016) conclude that "an understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of central sensitization in OAB could provide a novel approach to managing this condition”.  

It may be time to start thinking about these two conditions in a very different light.

The Online Courses in this Series

  1. Central Sensitization N=1
  2. Sibling Rivalry: Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  3. Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome
The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken
BHSc (PT)

Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 33 years.She is a McKenzie Credentialed physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Woman of Distinction award (2004) and the OPA Distinguished Education Award (2015). She 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 twelve years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

Her passion is to break down the silos that we live in as clinicians.

Course Material included in this course
  • Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for OAB/BPS
  • Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for OAB/BPS
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