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January 2021

Level 3A: Biopsychosocial Reframed: Live-Online – January 2021

January 21, 2021
$350

Course Description: Do you get frustrated with your persistent pain patients who don’t respond to your biomechanical approach? Transitioning to a biopsychosocial framework has been a challenge for many clinicians despite the competency of our biomechanical training. When patients have a sensitive nervous system, measuring psychosocial distress as objectively as we measure range of motion, muscle strength, proprioception and joint mobility is important when profiling their sensitive nervous system. This course will teach you how to reframe your persistent pain…

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Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence – Combined Online/In-Person – January 2021

January 29, 2021 - January 31, 2021
$795

Two-part format course:  The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course January 29-30, 2021 from 10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto). You will be able to ask questions or just sit back and listen. All pre-recorded labs will be played. In-Person Labs -- to be completed in-person on January 31, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Abbotsford, BC (FULL) / Winnipeg, MB. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab…

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February 2021

Introduction to Social Media Marketing for Health & Wellness Professionals: Live-online – February 2021

February 3, 2021
$49

Description: This course will introduce you to the many free features of Facebook and Instagram that can help you build your online presence.  We will develop a framework to help you identify who your audience is, and how to write content that will connect with them in an engaging and educational way, without needing to spend hours writing or planning. Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to: Understand how marketing has changed over the past…

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Level 2: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens: Live-Online – February 2021

February 5, 2021 - February 7, 2021
$999

The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course February 5-6, 2021 from 10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto). You will be able to ask questions or just sit back and listen. All pre-recorded labs will be played. In-Person Labs — to be completed in-person on February 7, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB (FULL) / Abbotsford, BC (FULL) / Winnipeg, MB (FULL) / Saskatoon / SK (FULL) ). Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory.…

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Cesarean Birth: The Role of Physiotherapy in Preparation & Recovery: Live-Online – February 2021

February 8, 2021
$79

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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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis & the Implications for Low back & Pelvic Health: What’s the Solution? – Live-Online Course: February 2021

February 12, 2021
$199

Description: Impairments of abdominal wall anatomy and function have been implicated in multiple conditions associated with pregnancy and delivery including low back and pelvic girdle pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA). DRA is a common occurrence in pregnancy and postpartum, it does not completely recover in some, and the current evidence has not clarified the risk factors for this condition, nor provided direction for treatment. This live-online course is divided into two parts (4 hours…

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Labour & Delivery: Maternal Support through Comfort Measures and Pelvic Biomechanics: Live-Online Course – February 2021

February 17, 2021
$495

Course Description: Women often come to need pelvic health physiotherapy as a result of their obstetrical injuries but what if therapists can use their knowledge of pelvic biomechanics to assist women to deliver their babies with less risk to the pelvic floor while also considering other orthopaedic conditions? This course will teach participants the ways in which therapists can play an important role in the delivery room. We will examine birth and its processes as well as typical standards of…

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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: Live-Online – February 2021

February 20, 2021 - February 21, 2021
$395

Did you know 1 in 8 women in Canada will develop breast cancer and over 65% will be left with impairments that can be treated/prevented by rehabilitation professionals.  Cancer treatments can also leave people with or at risk for other chronic diseases. Would you like to learn how to work in a specialized area of practice? Do you want to empower people with tools to be physically resilient through treatment? Would you like to learn from experts in the field?…

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Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Teaching People about Pain: Live-Online – February 2021

February 27, 2021 - February 28, 2021
$525

Description: This 2 day/15-hour class is designed to update attendees on the latest evidence and clinical application of pain neuroscience education (PNE) for patients in pain. Current best evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies utilizing neurobiology and neurophysiology are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophizing, and improve movement and change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. PNE changes patient beliefs regarding their pain, thus reducing the threat of pain. This class will discuss the…

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Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course: Live-Online – February 2021

February 28, 2021
$199

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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March 2021

Bowel and Bladder Treatment of the Client with Neurologic Dysfunction: Live-Online – March 2021

March 6, 2021 - March 7, 2021
$399

Description: Patients that are being treated for neurologic dysfunction have a variety of therapy services offered to them. However, many physicians and therapists overlook bowel and bladder concerns for these patients as an untreatable side effect. However there are a variety of behavioural and pelvic floor interventions that can be applied to this patient population. This course will present the common bowel/bladder and sexual side effects that patients can experience with diagnoses of stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Spinal cord injury…

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Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals: Live-Online – March 2021

March 12, 2021
$199

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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Introduction to Men’s Health Physiotherapy: Live-Online – March 2021

March 13, 2021 - March 14, 2021
$299

Course Description: This new live-online 1.5 day Introductory Men’s Health Physiotherapy course will focus on the assessment and management of the men's health physiotherapy patient. This course will focus on the detailed history taking of the complex conditions these men present with. Conditions that will be introduced and focused on will be male pelvic pain, male athletic pelvic pain, hard flaccid syndrome, post prostatectomy urinary incontinence and post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. This course will also focus on addressing the challenges…

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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 – March 2021

March 21, 2021
$199

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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Integrating Yoga into Pelvic Pain Care: Live-Online – March 2021

March 24, 2021
$225

Description: A growing number of health professionals are recommending yoga to their patients with pelvic pain particularly since we have compelling research to support yoga as a potentially safe and effective approach for improving function, pain and quality of life for people with chronic pain. Additionally, a growing number of people in pain are looking to yoga for solutions, but often do not find a safe or appropriate fit to adapt to their needs. As a pelvic health professional, you…

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Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence – Combined Online/In-Person – March 2021

March 26, 2021 - March 28, 2021
$795

Two-part format course:  The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course March 26-27, 2021 from 10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto). You will be able to ask questions or just sit back and listen. All pre-recorded labs will be played. In-Person Labs -- to be completed in-person on March 28, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Abbotsford, BC / Winnipeg, MB / Saskatoon, SK. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory.…

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April 2021

Level 2: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens: Live-Online – April 2021

April 9, 2021 - April 11, 2021
$999

The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course April 9-10, 2021 from 10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto). You will be able to ask questions or just sit back and listen. All pre-recorded labs will be played. In-Person Labs — to be completed in-person on April 11, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Abbotsford, BC / Saskatoon, SK. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab date could change as we continue to…

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Level 3A: Biopsychosocial Reframed: Live-Online – April 2021

April 12, 2021
$350

Course Description: Do you get frustrated with your persistent pain patients who don’t respond to your biomechanical approach? Transitioning to a biopsychosocial framework has been a challenge for many clinicians despite the competency of our biomechanical training. When patients have a sensitive nervous system, measuring psychosocial distress as objectively as we measure range of motion, muscle strength, proprioception and joint mobility is important when profiling their sensitive nervous system. This course will teach you how to reframe your persistent pain…

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CBT Skills for Distressing Physical Symptoms: Live Online – April 2021

April 17, 2021 - April 18, 2021
$395

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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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis & the Implications for Low back & Pelvic Health: What’s the Solution? – Live-Online Course: April 2021

April 24, 2021 - April 25, 2021
$199

Description: Impairments of abdominal wall anatomy and function have been implicated in multiple conditions associated with pregnancy and delivery including low back and pelvic girdle pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA). DRA is a common occurrence in pregnancy and postpartum, it does not completely recover in some, and the current evidence has not clarified the risk factors for this condition, nor provided direction for treatment. This live-online course is divided into two parts (4 hours…

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May 2021

Pediatric Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Live-Online – May 2021

May 7, 2021 - May 8, 2021
$545

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: Live-Online – May 2021

May 14, 2021 - May 15, 2021
$395

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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Introductory Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health: Live-Online – May 2021

May 28, 2021
$99

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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June 2021

Level 3A: Biopsychosocial Reframed: Live-Online – June 2021

June 1, 2021
$350

Course Description: Do you get frustrated with your persistent pain patients who don’t respond to your biomechanical approach? Transitioning to a biopsychosocial framework has been a challenge for many clinicians despite the competency of our biomechanical training. When patients have a sensitive nervous system, measuring psychosocial distress as objectively as we measure range of motion, muscle strength, proprioception and joint mobility is important when profiling their sensitive nervous system. This course will teach you how to reframe your persistent pain…

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Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence – Combined Online/In-Person – June 2021

June 4, 2021 - June 6, 2021
$795

The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course June 4-5, 2021 from 10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto). You will be able to ask questions or just sit back and listen. All pre-recorded labs will be played. In-Person Labs - to be completed in-person on June 6, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Abbotsford, BC / more locations to be added. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab date could change as we continue to…

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Introductory Pelvic Health Care for Trans and Gender Diverse People: Live-Online – June 2021

June 18, 2021
$199

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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July 2021

Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals: Live-Online – July 2021

July 11, 2021
$199

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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September 2021

Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence – Combined Online/In-Person – September 2021

September 10, 2021 - September 12, 2021
$795

Two-part format course:  The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course September 10-11, 2021 from 10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto). You will be able to ask questions or just sit back and listen. All pre-recorded labs will be played. In-Person Labs - to be completed in-person on September 12, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Abbotsford, BC / more locations to be added. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab date could change as…

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Advanced Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals: Live-Online – September 2021

September 12, 2021
$249.00

Description: This advanced, Level 2 Monarch System Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop builds on the skills and concepts learned in the Level 1 workshop along with any challenges and/or learnings you have experienced in implementing level 1 skills. Specifically, the Monarch System’s Level 2 offering is designed to help health practitioners work with patients who present themselves as stuck or overwhelmed and, apparently, are unable to change. Many clients are trapped in a view that they cannot change their behaviours, and…

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October 2021

Level 3A: Biopsychosocial Reframed: Live-Online – October 2021

October 14, 2021
$350

Course Description: Do you get frustrated with your persistent pain patients who don’t respond to your biomechanical approach? Transitioning to a biopsychosocial framework has been a challenge for many clinicians despite the competency of our biomechanical training. When patients have a sensitive nervous system, measuring psychosocial distress as objectively as we measure range of motion, muscle strength, proprioception and joint mobility is important when profiling their sensitive nervous system. This course will teach you how to reframe your persistent pain…

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November 2021

Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor: Live-Online – November 2021

November 5, 2021 - November 6, 2021
$395

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…

Find out more »

Introductory Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health: Live-Online – November 2021

November 26, 2021
$99

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…

Find out more »

December 2021

Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence – Combined Online/In-Person – December 2021

December 3, 2021 - December 5, 2021
$795

Two-part format course:  The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course December 3-4, 2021 from 10:30am-6:30pm ET (Toronto). You will be able to ask questions or just sit back and listen. All pre-recorded labs will be played. In-Person Labs - to be completed in-person on December 5, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Abbotsford, BC / more locations to be added. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab date could change as…

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