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Central Sensitization N=1

Central Sensitization N=1

Central Sensitization N=1

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
Overview of this Free Online Course
In 2021, we know that persistent pain is a complex problem but it doesn't have to be complicated.  We need a systematic way to identify and address sensitization so that the profile of each patient can be individually managed effectively. The biopsychosocial model must also be incorporated to effectively treat persistent pain. Based on Dr. Sajid's primary care article titled RELIEF: A Practical Primary Care Approach to Chronic Pain, Carolyn reviews the key parameters of assessing and treating persistent musculoskeletal pain.  This includes:
  • R= Rule out Red flags
  • E= Educate about pain early on
  • L= Limit Imaging
  • I= Introduce Goals
  • E= Exercise and Movement
  • F= (F)Pharmacology
Join her as she highlights this simple yet effective approach to persistent pain.
This is the first in a three-lecture series that Carolyn Vandyken presented 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.

The Online Course Series

This course series can be found on Embodia as the course track: "An Introduction to the Biopsychosocial Model in Physiotherapy Practice" and can be accessed: HERE.

The course track includes:

  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

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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