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October 2020

Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Physiotherapists/Allied Health Professionals: Live-Online – October 2020

October 2, 2020

Note to Potential Participants: This is a hands-on or experiential course with lots of work in interviewing dyads followed by discussions and integrations into your professional practices. Description: This introductory 1-day course provides a meaningful overview of MI using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use…

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Pediatric Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Live-Online Course – October 2020

October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020

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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Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor – October 2020: Live-Online Course

October 16, 2020 - October 17, 2020

Course Description: Pregnancy and pelvic floor function go hand-in-hand. This advanced level course has been designed to enhance relevant care providers knowledge of how to optimize pelvic health through the perinatal care period and to better understand the factors that are actually driving pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. We will review best practices related to preventing pelvic floor dysfunction through pregnancy and birth and restoring the pelvic floor post-partum. An overview of best practices related to exercise prescription pre and post-partum…

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Trauma & The Pelvic Floor in the Age of COVID-19: Treating Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault & Birth Trauma: Live-Online – October 2020

October 21, 2020

Course Description: This course will be focused on understanding the impact of trauma on physical and emotional health and the barriers trauma may present to patient’s experiences in healthcare, particularly pelvic floor physiotherapy. Over the course of the workshop we will explore the two most common types of trauma impacting pelvic health – childhood sexual abuse and birth trauma. We will explore how physiotherapists can apply a trauma informed lens to their practice resulting in greater awareness, understanding and sensitivity…

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Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: GI System: Live-Online/In-person – October 2020

October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Live-Online Course Information: This course provides the participant with the same learning experience as in-person courses, but in a remote format with an extended schedule to allow for more discussion and lab times. Participants will need to complete three hours of recorded lectures and anatomy study prior to course onset. The remainder of the course is live lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on lab practice with course participants. Two options for participation are available, traveling to a designated satellite that…

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November 2020

Introductory Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health: Live-Online – November 2020

November 6, 2020

Course Description: This 3 hour introductory level course will help to unravel the mysteries of electrical stimulation techniques and allow you to apply principles rather than protocols when using it for pelvic health conditions. Starting with the basics of neuromuscular physiology then applying this to understand parameters you will be able to use clinical reasoning to work out the best applications for your patients. There will be a focus on the most commonly seen pelvic health conditions OAB/ urinary urgency…

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Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine for Endometriosis: Live-Online – November 2020

November 7, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Description: Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine for Endometriosis is perfect for women's health and wellness professionals who work with clients with pelvic pain, fatigue, digestive issues, anxiety and depression, specifically related to endometriosis. This course addresses evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine strategies to address the digestive issues, immune health, neurologic issues, and hormone health related to endometriosis. Objectives: In this course, the participant will learn: What is endometriosis? Where is endometriosis? (*And, how is it different from adenomyosis?) Screening for endometriosis…

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Pelvic Floor Therapy & Sex: What is Our Role? – Live-Online Course: November 2020

November 7, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Description: Pelvic floor physiotherapists are often dealing with a variety of sexual dysfunctions. We are asked to counsel our patients on returning to sexual intercourse or practices, but we do not often get education on the physiology and psychology of sex and sexuality in the basic pelvic floor courses. During this course, physiotherapists will learn the development of sexuality through the lifespan and how it is affected by aging. They will also learn the psychology of sex and sexuality and…

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The Female Athlete: Live-Online – November 2020

November 16, 2020

If you want to feel confident and know how to help women with SUI/POP/DRA get back to moderate-to-high intensity exercise, then this online course is for you! The live, online version of the course is an exciting prospect for Antony, his teaching team and us! Antony believes 100% in being able to provide experiential learning through movement, discussion and knowledge. The goal is to have participants not just know how to help their female clients return to moderate-to-high intensity exercise…

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Introductory Pelvic Health Care for Trans and Gender Diverse People: Live-Online – November 2020

November 21, 2020

Description:  As our social landscape changes, more people are feeling empowered and supported to live in a way that is congruent with their gender identity. Many of us as health care providers may not have had exposure or training on offering affirming care to gender diverse and trans folk. We, in our profession as pelvic physiotherapists, all want to provide the people we care for with a secure and supportive environment. This 1-day course will focus on specifics for providing…

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Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course: Live-Online – November 2020

November 22, 2020

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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Cesarean Birth: The Role of Physiotherapy in Preparation & Recovery: Live-Online – November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

In Canada, ~1 in 3 babies will be born by a Cesarean Section.  With few guidelines and information about Cesarean recovery, many birthing people don’t receive meaningful guidance on how to navigate their recovery.  They are left struggling to understand how to deal with issues that may arise (eg. pain conditions), when and how to return to exercise as well as how to appropriately progress exercise programs. Physiotherapy has an important role to play in filling this gap and supporting…

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CBT Skills for Distressing Physical Symptoms: Live Online – November 2020

November 28, 2020 - November 29, 2020

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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Ultrasound Imaging for Male & Female Pelvic Health Physiotherapy: Live-Online – November 2020

November 29, 2020

Description: This live-online course is ideal for physiotherapists & other clinicians who want to add Ultrasound Imaging to their assessment & management of male & female pelvic patients. Objectives What we will cover: Trans-abdominal Pelvic floor scanning Abdominal US scanning Linea Alba complex US scanning Trans-perineal Ultrasound scanning Advance your assessment and management of rectus diastasis patients Assess linea alba width & depth and it’s response to loading with US imaging Develop functional rehab strategies for DRAM patients using US…

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