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399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada

April 2019

Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor – April 2019

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$665

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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May 2019

6th Pelvic Health Symposium – May 2019

May 3, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$299

The 6th Pelvic Health Solution's Symposium will give you an exceptional conference experience, and will enrich your theoretical and practical knowledge of pelvic health. If your patient has a pelvis, you will benefit from this conference! You don’t have to be a practicing internal pelvic health therapist in order to profit from this one-day conference. Learn the science, critical reasoning and inter-disciplinary approaches needed to fully understand the direction that pelvic health is taking in your community, provincially, nationally and internationally.…

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Finessing Your Pelvic Examinations and Treatments – May 2019

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$815

Course Description: Treating pelvic pain patients is very complicated and confusing to most clinicians. There are so many aspects of pelvic pain it is difficult to prioritize. There are dermatologic, bacterial, infectious, musculoskeletal, neural, visceral, CNS, hormonal, emotional issues to name just a few. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a systematic and comprehensive checklist of the different systems and most common findings organized in such a way to make evaluation and treatment of these patients manageable? This 2-day course…

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Level II/III: Female & Male Pelvic Pain – Level 3 Online (May/June) / Level 2 In-Person (July)

May 22, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$1279

This course will be completed in two parts! Please see details below: Level 3 online portion. 4 evening sessions. You must have access to speakers/web camera! Dates - May 22, May 29, June 5 and June 12, 2019 from 6-10pm Toronto time Level 2 portion in-person - Vaughan, ON - July 20-21, 2019 Attendance is required for both portions of this course! Course Description Many people experience pelvic pain and dysfunction that affects their quality of life. Pelvic pain is…

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

May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$870

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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Improving Pelvic Floor Function Through Spinal Manual Therapy – May 2019

May 31, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$290

Course Description: Look beyond the traditional regional approach of pelvic floor PT to understand how addressing dysfunctions of the transitional regions of the spine – from the lumbosacral region to the upper cervical spine can positively affect lumbo/pelvic dysfunction. This 1-day course is designed to expand your current practice through evidence based and biologically plausible methods of examination and intervention of both upper quarter dysfunctions and the lower quarter region. A complete review of the anatomy and physiology of the…

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June 2019

Gastrointestinal Disorders and The Pelvic Floor – June 2019

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$815

Description: Learn a comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal disorders including bowel and digestion dysfunction through didactic lectures, hands on labs and case study presentations. This approach allows for the consideration of management of multiple factors including nutritional, behavioural, medical-surgical decisions, and advanced physical therapy examination and treatment. A comprehensive approach will lead to improved management of this complex patient, as a varied intervention approach is required to be successful.   Through completion of this course, participants will: Understand and define functional…

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Pediatric Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction – June 2019

June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$815

Course Description: According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), by 5 years of age, over 90% of children have daytime bladder control. What is life like for the other 10% who experience urinary leakage during the day? Bedwetting is another pediatric issue with significant negative quality of life impact for children and their caregivers, with as much as 30% of 4 year-olds experiencing urinary leakage at night. Children who experience anxiety-causing events may have a…

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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
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$495

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?…

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The Male Pelvic Health Masterclass – June 2019

June 21, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$290

Description: Although there has been a huge growth in interest in male pelvic health over the past decade, with a growing body of research to match, there is still a lack of pelvic rehab practitioners to treat men with pelvic health issues. This one day Masterclass is designed to give the physiotherapist confidence and a skillset in treating men, particularly in the areas of pelvic pain, bladder and erectile dysfunction and pre and post-prostatectomy recovery. Which skills are transferable for…

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

June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$815

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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July 2019

Rost Therapy: Evidence Based Management of Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle, Sacro-iliac and Pubic Pain – Toronto Practical Course – July 2019

July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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For more information or to register for this course, send an e-mail to Susannah Britnell: pelvicgirdletherapy@gmail.com Course Pre-requisite Participants must complete an online course which costs approximately $280.00 CAD available directly through https://rosttherapy.com/. The online course will take about 16 hours to complete. With this and the practical course comes a 5 year certification which includes an online listing on our website. You can register for this online pre-requisite course at this link: https://rosttherapy.com/ courses/relieving-pelvic-girdle-pain-online-course/.   Target Audience This course is…

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Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: GI System – July 2019

July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$870

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 abdominopelvic 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 by…

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September 2019

Menopause: An Integrative Approach For Physiotherapists – September 2019

September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$815

Course Description: Many women experience symptoms during the menopause transition that may impact their quality of life. The majority of literature focuses on identification and medical management of symptoms that women experience during menopause (McGinnis et al 2008). Many of these symptoms can be addressed by skilled and integrative pelvic rehab, including vaginal atrophy, sexual health and pelvic organ prolapse, as well as the many musculo-skeletal health issues that may present during peri-menopause. We will explore the research which supports…

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

September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$870

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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Level II/III: Female & Male Pelvic Pain – September 2019

September 26, 2019 - September 29, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$1279

Course Description Many people experience pelvic pain and dysfunction that affects their quality of life. Pelvic pain is strongly driven by central pain mechanisms and a new framework to understand centrally-driven pain is covered in the first two days of this course.  This framework will give you a deep understanding of the brain and the nervous system, and how to target both of them appropriately using evidence-based practice. In the final two days, you will learn the evaluation and treatments for…

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October 2019

Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course – October 2019

October 4, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$290

To Kegel or Not: That is the Question!! Pelvic floor problems are prevalent in more than 2/3 of women with LBP/PGP, and 1/3 of men with LBP Is this important fact affecting your outcomes for chronic LBP? Course Description: Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) can include hypertonic and hypotonic muscle problems.  It is not all about kegels! How can you tell if your patient is over-recruiting their pelvic floor if you cannot do an internal exam?  Not all clinicians want to…

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Nutrition and Lifestlyle Medicine for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Recovery – October 2019

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$815

Course Description: In this course, the participants will learn to optimize the health of women and couples trying to conceive, pregnant women, and postpartum women from an integrative approach.   Objectives: 1. The participants will demonstrate understanding of necessary nutrients for fertility, hormone balance, egg and sperm health. 2. The participants will learn how to implement a program to reduce environmental toxin burden prior to pregnancy. 3. The participants will learn to support women to choose the right fitness activity…

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November 2019

Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID): Evaluation and Management – November 2019

November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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Course Description: This 2.5 day course is the next step for therapists those who focus on the pediatric pelvic floor patient population. It is designed to expand your knowledge of development of normal bowel patterns in children, introduce the new Rome IV criteria (Zeevenhooven et al. 2017), and review the anatomy and physiology of the GI system with emphasis pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID).   According to van den Berg et al, up to 30 percent of children suffer from…

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

November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$870

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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CBT Skills for Distressing Physical Symptoms – November 2019

November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$665

Course Description: The landscape in physical rehabilitation settings is changing rapidly as the research continues to identify numerous benefits of integrating psychosocial strategies into treatment. An individual’s beliefs, thoughts, and emotions will influence their physiology, their experience of their symptoms and how they engage in their unique rehabilitation process. Your effectiveness as a practitioner is determined largely by your capacity to intentionally identify and address these factors. However, these are skills that are not taught in most traditional physical rehabilitation…

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The Use Of Pessaries For Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) In Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – November 2019

November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$715

Please note - There is currently a physiotherapist in Ottawa who has been trained to fit pessaries in Ontario. She has successfully integrated this into her practice by getting delegation from the family doctor or gynecologist to do this act. Nurse Practitioners are also appropriate to take this course in order to fit pessaries with their patients. Course Description: This practical course will teach physiotherapists how to prescribe and fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse. There is a shortage of…

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Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor – November 2019

November 30, 2019 - December 1, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$665

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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December 2019

Oncology & The Pelvic Floor – December 2019

December 6, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
$290

Through completion of this course, participants will understand: The different types of pelvic cancers in men and women The medical treatments for various pelvic cancers The side effects of chemotherapy and radiation The various dilator protocols that are used after pelvic cancer/radiation The role of physiotherapy as a multidisciplinary team member during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment Appropriate exercise programs/prescription after pelvic cancer and treatment Prerequisites: Levels I, II and III (or equivalent to be approved) Hours: One-day course.…

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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – December 2019

December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
PHS Vaughan, 399 Four Valley Drive, Unit 22
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Y7 Canada
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$715

Course Description 1 in 8 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer but advances in cancer treatment have led to a 5-year survival rate that is close to 90%.   This high survival rate means that many people are left with physical, emotional and psychosocial impairments that often go unrecognized and untreated long after the disease has been removed. Restoring health is more than removing disease and physical therapists are well positioned to help.   This course will teach…

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