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Pelvic Health MEETS Orthopaedics
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When: Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Carolyn Vandyken, BHSc (PT)
Contact: (609) 208-0200

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APTANJ Webinar

hosted by the APTANJ Women's Health SIG


Thursday, January 16, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Members: $30

Non-members: $75



 Pelvic Health MEETS Orthopaedics

presented by Carolyn Vandyken, BHSc (PT)

(2 CEs)

Emerging evidence over the past 10-15 years has established a strong correlation between lumbopelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. Despite the evidence, many orthopaedic physical therapists fail to recognize the role of pelvic floor dysfunction in their treatment of lumbopelvic pain and many pelvic health physical therapists fail to fully recognize the role of lumbopelvic dysfunction in the treatment of pelvic pain conditions. This silo approach to patient care creates division and poor outcomes. To complicate things further, central pain mechanisms play a significant role in many lumbopelvic pain conditions which necessitates the delineation and understanding of central sensitization into your clinical practice. It is complex but it doesn’t have to be complicated! Learn to assess and treat lumbopelvic pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. This webinar will introduce you to the skills required to treat this patient population with an approach that requires knowledge translation in these multiple areas of practice- orthopaedics, pelvic health and pain science.

Link to participate will be emailed to registrants prior to presentation date.

This presentation is offered as a live event only.





Carolyn Vandyken, BHSc (PT)

Carolyn graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings, focusing primarily on orthopedics. She has been a McKenzie credentialed physiotherapist since 1999 and has been a member of the Canadian College of Medical Acupuncture since 2002.  She received a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Health Care Professionals from Wilfred Laurier University in 2016. Her clinical focus changed to Pelvic Health and Incontinence in 2001. Carolyn was the co-founder of Pelvic Health Solutions, a Canadian-based post-graduate teaching company.  Carolyn presents extensively internationally on pelvic health and central sensitization.  She has published several framework articles on integrating central pain mechanisms into clinical practice, a pain education book, and several chapters in textbooks on pelvic pain and central sensitization.  She is actively involved in research with Dr. Sinead Dufour at McMaster University and has published multiple studies on the connection between low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.  Carolyn won the prestigious Woman of Distinction award from the YWCA in 2003 for her work in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Carolyn won the distinguished Education Award from the Ontario Physiotherapy Association in 2015.  She co-owns her practice in Muskoka, Physio Works Muskoka along with her daughter, Brittany Vandyken. 


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