Carolyn Vandyken
Founder & Instructor

Carolyn Vandyken, BHSc (PT), Cred MDT, CCMA, 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. Her clinical focus changed to Pelvic Health and Incontinence in 2001. She owned and managed her own clinical practice from 1999-2009; she then became the Clinical Practice Leader for Centric Health from 2009 to August 2015, mentoring and training pelvic health physiotherapists throughout Canada. Carolyn has spoken at over 50 conferences and grand round presentations throughout Canada and the United States. Carolyn was an invited speaker at the First World Congress for Abdominal-Pelvic Pain in Amsterdam (2013) on central pain mechanisms and abdomino-pelvic pain, and she has presented at various workshops at international conferences, including the NOI Pain and Neurodynamics conference in Adelaide, Australia (2012) and IPPS in 2014. Carolyn co-authored two peer-reviewed framework articles with Sandra Hilton on the assessment and treatment of persistent pelvic pain; they also wrote two chapters in International textbooks on Central Pain mechanisms and pelvic pain. Carolyn and Sandra just published the first book on patient-centered pain science education for pelvic pain, Why Pelvic Pain hurts, along with physical therapist, Adriaan Louw. Carolyn won the prestigious Woman of Distinction award from the YWCA in 2003 for her work in pelvic floor rehabilitation and the OPA’s excellence in education award in 2015.

 

Contact Carolyn Vandyken at:

 

The Centre for Pelvic Health

163 Hespeler Rd. Cambridge, ON N1R 3H7

Ph: 519-624-8798

Fax: 519-624-8832

Carolyn.Vandyken@LifeMark.ca

 

Huntsville Pelvic Health and Pain Centre

Located inside ProActive Rehab – 23 Dairy Lane #2

Huntsville, ON P1H 1T4

Ph: 705-380-0584

Fax: 519-653-9746

carolyn@pelvichealthsolutions.ca

 

Huntsville Pelvic Health and Pain Centre

Located inside Ahimsa – 59 Main Street East, Unit 2A

Huntsville, ON P1H 2B8

Ph: 705-380-0584

Fax: 519-653-9746

carolyn@pelvichealthsolutions.ca