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Sibling Rivalry: Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Sibling Rivalry: Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Sibling Rivalry: Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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This is the second 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

 
Mounting evidence suggests that we need to move out of our silos when treating lumbopelvic pain. 
 
Musculoskeletal therapists need to consider the pelvic floor's role in lumbopelvic pain and pelvic health therapists need to consider the lumbar spine. 
 
As LBP disability continues to top the charts internationally as the number one cause of disability, this duality can no longer be ignored.  To complicate things further, central sensitization also needs to be considered in lumbopelvic pain since central pain mechanisms are highly comorbid with tenderness on palpation of the pelvic floor and persistent low back pain. 
 
When clinicians treat lumbopelvic pain, their skillset needs to be diversified to include pelvic health, mechanical low back pain, and central pain mechanisms. 
 
One problem, multiple lenses, the only potential solution.
 

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
  • Sibling Rivalry: Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Sibling Rivalry: Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
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