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Exercise Prescription Overhaul for MSK Pain with Cory Blickenstaff and Teresa Waser

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Exercise Prescription Overhaul for MSK Pain with Cory Blickenstaff and Teresa Waser

Exercise Prescription Overhaul for MSK Pain with Cory Blickenstaff and Teresa Waser

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This course was recorded in March 2021


Are you ready to incorporate effective movement strategies that jive with your understanding of the philosophy and science of pain?  

Do you talk about “pain science” and then treat tissues and prescribe exercise in a way that is not coherent with the current knowledge about our pain system?  

How should we reframe exercise as not only a way to address tissue problems but also as experiential learning through which clients can challenge their own beliefs and narratives about their pain/symptoms?

Join Cory Blickenstaff and Teresa Waser for Accelerate your Growth by Increasing your Scope Session 6 - Exercise Prescription Overhaul for MSK Pain.

Overview of all Sessions in this Course Series:

This course is part of a larger series. You can find all of the courses in this series by going here.

  1. Sleep and Musculoskeletal Pain: The Crucial Link presented by Debbie Patterson 
  2. Osteoporosis: A Silent Risk Factor for Decreased QOL presented by Mikki Townsend 
  3. Hormones Matter: Considerations for Treating Women with MSK Problems presented by Susan Clinton 
  4. Tension is a Top-Down Problem: Changing our Target(s) with Exercise presented by Carolyn Vandyken 
  5. Lifestyle Medicine and Musculoskeletal Health: Broadening your Scope presented by Dr. Sinead Dufour 
  6. Exercise Prescription Overhaul for MSK pain presented by Cory Blickenstaff and Teresa Waser 
  7. Polyvagal Theory, Stress, and MSK pain presented by Marlysa Sullivan 
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.

Cory Blickenstaff

Cory owns and operates Forward Motion Physical Therapy (, which provides on the job site physical therapy clinics in the Vancouver, WA area utilizing various movement and manual therapy approaches to empower people toward an autonomous state of movement-related health.

Cory also co-hosts, along with Sandy Hilton, of the popular Pain Science and Sensibility Podcast ( on the PTPodcast Network ( Cory works with individuals who are dealing with movement related problems such as pain or orthopedic injury as well as employers who are struggling with the consequences of pain and injury on their workforce. Services are also provided to individuals hoping to improve performance at work/play/fitness and who are looking for guidance on maintaining healthy movement through the lifespan. He has authored peer reviewed publications and has presented nationally on topics including application of graded exposure, graded activity, edge work, novel movements, movement variability, as well as application of care to the workplace.

Teresa Waser
MScPT, CAFCI, CGIMS, CF-L1 Trainer, P&PA Coach

Teresa Waser is a passionate educator driven to help healthcare and fitness professionals reignite their curiosity, challenge what they believe, and strive towards a truly biopsychosocial approach. She developed TIIPPSS-FC, a framework for creating change in how we help those with pain, pelvic health issues, and/or performance concerns.

Teresa teaches her own courses, including TIIPPSS:FC Reframing Pain, Pelvic Health and Performance and Beyond the Pelvis: Exercise for the Whole Body and Everyday Person. She has also worked alongside Antony Lo, assisting in course development and co-teaching on several of his courses, along with their course, Reframing Resistance Training Across the Lifespan. Teresa is a pelvic health and orthopedic physiotherapist and clinic owner, based out of RX Physiotherapy in Leduc, Canada. She has previously coached running, as well as CrossFit for kids through to older adults. She blends her experiences as physio, coach, and educator to help empower clinicians and clients alike to redefine their possibilities – both in athletics and in life.

Course Material included in this course
  • Welcome and Resources
  • Welcome
  • Slides for Teresa Waser's Presentation
  • Exercise Prescription Overhaul for MSK Pain with Cory Blickenstaff and Teresa Waser
  • Introduction
  • Cory's Presentation
  • Teresa's Presentation
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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