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Back to Basics: The 3M Strategy – Marketing, Managing Your Practice, and Mechanical Pain – June 2019

June 14, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Registration Information
  • Register before
    May 3rd, 2019
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after May 3rd, 2019

Instructors: Carolyn Vandyken, PT and Darryl Yardley, PT

Carolyn Vandyken
Founder & Instructor

Darryl Yardley, PT:

Darryl graduated from the University of Toronto in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. He later completed a Master’s in Clinical Science at Western University and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists in 2009. He is currently on contract as the manager of Therapy Services at the Brant Community Health System within the Patient Experience and Quality Outcomes value stream. He is the Chair of the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is a consultant with orthopaedic and neurosurgeons and has a special interest in hip and spine. He is a co-author of, Diagnosis and Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement: An Evidence-Based Approach – Chapter: ‘Evidence for Rehabilitation After FAI Surgery: A guide to Postsurgical Rehabilitation and Supporting Evidence.’ He has co-authored multiple publications and has presented at over 50 conferences and courses throughout Canada and Internationally. Darryl is the professor of the Business and Entrepreneurship in Physical Therapy course at Western University. He also lectures at McMaster University, University of Toronto and Queen’s University​ on business and practice management topics. He consults with many clinic owners to grow their business, and has recruited and mentored over 50 therapists. He is the founder of Mentorship Bootcamp, a program offering business training and career coaching beyond physio school. ​He is also ​the co-founder of Entry to Practice Essentials, the first Canadian PCE study guide.

Please note:

To register for this course, please download the following registration forms in pdf format and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533

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Back To Basics – 3M Strategy June 2019

Course Description:

When using a biopsychosocial approach, confidently ruling in/ruling out mechanical factors can be a real challenge.  Do you have a systematic way to rule in and rule out mechanical hip pain, low back pain and pelvic girdle pain?

This course helps clinicians to consolidate their understanding of mechanical pain. Is the pain back dominant, or leg dominant? Should you use repeated movements or sustained postures with your patient? How quickly should you expect your patient’s symptoms to change? How do you communicate mechanical patterns of pain to your patients? Carolyn Vandyken will help you to confidently address the tissue-based drivers of low back pain, hip pain and pelvic girdle pain in an evidence-based framework.

Managing and marketing your services to both your patients, referral sources and colleagues can be a real challenge. In the last half of this course, join Darryl Yardley as he teaches us measurable and meaningful ways to generate new referral sources and attract new patients. Building a pelvic health caseload requires great interpersonal skills and confidence as you interact with your clinic manager, colleagues and referral sources.

Join us in this fun, interactive, career-changing course as you learn to Manage Mechanical Pain, Manage your Clinical Practice and Market your Skills (3M).


Upon completion of this course, the participant will understand:

  1. How to rule in/rule out mechanical hip, low back pain and pelvic girdle pain
  2. How to demonstrate to your colleagues/referral sources that pelvic health is the missing link to every orthopaedic practice
  3. How to build confidence in predicting treatment outcomes in mechanical pain
  4. How to build strong self-efficacy in your patients when treating the mechanical component of low back pain and pelvic girdle pain
  5. How to measure your worth and talk up your value with your clinic owner
  6. How to get buy-in from other physiotherapists and health care providers
  7. How to generate better referral sources and attract new patients
  8. Killer strategies to deliver value to potential new referral sources and patients



Two-day course from 9am-5pm.

Registration begins on the first day 15 minutes prior to the start time.


Please note: no prerequisites required