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Pelvic Girdle Pain And The Pelvic Floor

November 5, 2017
Registration Information
  • Register before
    September 24th, 2017
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after September 24th, 2017

Course Instructor:

Carolyn Vandyken
Founder & Instructor

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

download the PDF
Preg and PGP November 2017

Course Description:

Pelvic Girdle Pain can be a frightening and overwhelming problem in pregnancy and beyond. This course will help you to de-threaten pelvic girdle pain, both for you and your patient. Use evidence-based strategies, and self-treatment techniques to empower your patients to take control of their pain. The importance of over-recruiting and under-recruiting the pelvic floor musculature will be considered in this course; referral to a pelvic health physiotherapist will be emphasized for the treatment of pelvic girdle pain when appropriate. However, this is an external-based course for all clinicians who treat pelvic girdle pain in their practice. You will be amazed at the simplicity and effectiveness of these techniques. The pelvic girdle simplified!

Through completion of this course, participants will:

  • Review pelvic floor anatomy, particularly in regards to its influence on pelvic girdle pain
  • Understand the common impairments, functional limitations and disabilities associated 
with patients with pelvic girdle pain
  • Critically look at the literature in pelvic girdle pain with regards to assessment and 
treatment of the SI joint and Pubic symphysis
  • Look at an evidence-based classification system for pelvic girdle pain including Reduced 
Force closure/Form Closure, Excessive force closure, Centrally-driven Pelvic Girdle Pain, as 
well as Non-specific Inflammatory Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Understand some simple, patient-centered techniques for treating pelvic girdle pain that 
have great efficacy
  • Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach when treating pelvic girdle pain, 
particularly for those patients with excessive force closure in their pelvic girdles

Handouts to use with your patients are included in the cost of this course (see resources tab)


This course is open to all health care professionals – licensed physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, registered kinesiologists, medical doctors, nurses and midwives.


One day course from 8:30am – 4:30pm

Registration begins on the first day 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Please Note:

This course is both lecture format and practical labs

No internal palpation required on this course

If registering for Pregnancy and The Pelvic Floor AND Pelvic Girdle Pain and The Pelvic Floor:

Early bird price: $525 ($593.24 including HST) – before 2016/10/15
Standard price: $575 ($649.75 including HST) – after 2016/10/16

Resource Materials

The resources listed below are included in the cost of the course, and will be provided to each participant in electronic, PDF format upon successful completion of the course.



  • Pelvic girdle pain assessment form
  • Functional core progressions
  • Functional postures for pelvic girdle pain
  • Home exercise program for a stiff sacro-iliac joint
  • Home exercise program for excessive force closure
  • Performing daily activities
  • Symmetry exercise-long version
  • Symmetry exercise-short version
  • Symmetry maintenance in standing
  • Things to remember when you have assymetry