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Mini Class on Mechanical Pain

Mini Class on Mechanical Pain

Mini Class on Mechanical Pain

Free
This course includes
44:01 of Course Material (View)
Certificate of completion

 

This online physiotherapy course is designed as an introduction/review of the basic principles of assessing and treating an individual with mechanical low back pain. 

This class is for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and other rehab professionals who do not have a background in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

The basic principles of assessing someone with back dominant vs. leg dominant pain are taught with a clear understanding that repeated test movements/positions are required at end range to determine the presence of a directional preference. Directional preference and centralization/peripheralization are the hallmark signs of mechanical pain and indicates a straightforward pattern of recovery for your patient. 

Learn how to assess back and leg pain with confidence!

 

The instructors
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 Behavioral 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.

Course Material included in this course
  • Mini Class on Mechanical Pain
  • Leg Dominant vs. Back Dominant Pain
  • Repeated Test Movements
  • Treating Leg Dominant Pain
  • Treating Back Dominant Pain
  • Feedback
  • Next Steps
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