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January 2019


The Evil Triplets of Pelvic Pain (and their friends…) – January 2019

January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019

Chung (2012) described the Evil Triplets of Pelvic Pain as Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis and Pudendal Neuralgia, but for three widely discussed diseases/syndromes in the literature, there is still a lot of misunderstanding, misdiagnosis and delayed or mis-treatment. Endometriosis affects up to 15% of all women worldwide, but many women wait many years and see many different providers before arriving at accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment (hint: it is not hysterectomy!). This means that for many women, disabling pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia,…

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Level I: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence – January 2019

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Course Description: Urinary incontinence is an important health issue that has traditionally not been well managed. One in four women and one in nine men are affected by urinary incontinence. Ongoing research into core dynamics recognizes the pelvic floor as an important component of core retraining, and yet, accurate assessment and treatment techniques of the pelvic floor are lacking in clinical practice. Hypertonicity vs. hypotonicity of these muscles needs to be addressed through palpatory assessment of the pelvic floor. The…

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Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor: Abbotsford, BC – January 2019

January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Course Description: This advanced level course has been designed to teach pelvic health professionals how to assess and treat pelvic floor dysfunction as it relates to pregnancy. Pregnancy and pelvic floor function go hand-in-hand. Understand the research that supports pelvic floor training during and after pregnancy and learn how to advise your patients on how to safely exercise based on clinical practice guidelines. Learn how to educate your patients on what to expect during labor and delivery to optimize pelvic…

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February 2019


Clinical Skills For Treating Pain (level III) Audit: Online – February 2019

February 6, 2019

This course is open to those that have previously completed this course (Clinical Skills For Treating Pain) and would like to re-do it. See below for more information! 4 Wednesday evening sessions in February/March from 6-10pm Toronto time Dates: February 6th February 13th February 27th March 6th    Join this unique venue for learning one of the most important skills that physiotherapists can learn in today’s evidence-based landscape. You must have access to speakers/web camera! Renew your commitment to assessing and treating…

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Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: Urinary System – February 2019

February 8, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Course Description: The fascial system consists of four concentric layers, with the visceral layer beginning at the naso-pharynx and ending at the anal aperture. This course will focus on theory and manual therapy technique for mobilizing fascial structures of the visceral system. The abdomino-pelvic canister is a functional and anatomical construct comprised of the somatic structures of the abdominal cavity and pelvic basin, which work synergistically to support the midline of the body. The walls of this canister are occupied…

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An Integrative Approach to Chronic Pelvic Pain with Endometriosis Masterclass – Nutrition and Physical Therapy – February 2019

February 23, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Course Description: In this course, the participants will learn to integrate manual physical therapy, pain science education, health coaching, and nutrition therapy for patients with complex pelvic pain conditions including endometriosis.   Course Objectives: 1. The participants will demonstrate how to integrative mindfulness practices, and questions about stress, sleep, nutrition, movement, and support networks into a history for a woman with chronic pelvic pain. 2. The participants will demonstrate explaining the relationship of the biopsychosocial stress load on the brain…

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