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August 2021

The Running Athlete: Live-Online – August 2021

August 23, 2021
$199

Course Description: An athlete’s success is so much more than their body or their sport. The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners with the tools, knowledge, clarity and confidence to grasp the complexities and depth of what runners need to perform and be well within and outside of their sport. This course will introduce current scientific evidence, gait analysis and retraining, management for overuse injuries, basic knowledge concerning shoes and orthotics as well as take a deep dive…

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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

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 / Perth, ON / Westmount QC / Calgary, AB / Abbotsford, BC / Saskatoon, SK / Rothesay, NB / Chester, NS. Attendance of both…

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

September 10, 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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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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Breastfeeding Conditions – Maternal and Infant Factors: Live-Online – September 2021

September 17, 2021 - September 19, 2021
$595

Description: This three-day live-online continuing education course is designed for physiotherapists and other health professionals in peripartum or pediatric health. It provides a thorough introduction to the physiology of the lactating breast, infant orofacial anatomy, feeding mechanics, dysfunction and treatment interventions, and the physical therapist’s role in breastfeeding and pumping support. Participants will learn to assess and treat breast inflammation and pain such as mastitis, blocked ducts, milk blebs, and cracked nipples. Through interactive labs and discussions, participants will learn…

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

September 20, 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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Becoming a Resilient Practitioner with a Trauma-Sensitive Practice: Live-Online – September 2021

September 22, 2021
$399

Do you find yourself overwhelmed? Experiencing vicarious trauma or caregiver burnout? Do you often feel disconnected or apathetic towards the people you interact with? Do you feel like you can never know enough to help people? Do you find yourself getting frustrated or annoyed with certain types of client interactions? Do you find yourself getting stuck in a diagnosis and wanting to find a more global holistic way of viewing the people we interact with? Previously, it was thought that the…

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

September 26, 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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October 2021

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

October 2, 2021 - October 3, 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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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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Pelvic Floor Therapy & Sex: What is Our Role? – Live-Online Course: October 2021

October 16, 2021 - October 17, 2021
$399

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

October 20, 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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Level 2: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens: Live-Online – October 2021

October 22, 2021 - October 24, 2021
$999

The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course October 22-23, 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 October 24, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Abbotsford, BC / Winnipeg, MB / Saskatoon, SK / Rothesay, NB / Chester, NS. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory.…

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Innovative Exercises for the Sensitive Nervous System (level 3B): Live-Online – October 2021

October 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021
$472.50

This course will be run live online through zoom. You will need to have space around your computer that you can put a yoga mat down and be seen by the instructor to correct positions and offer suggestions.  This lab-based class will be highly interactive so you will need a quiet space (a closed room) or wireless headphones to listen while moving around. You will require the following yoga equipment:  Yoga mat 2 yoga blocks Yoga bolster (if you have…

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

October 23, 2021 - October 24, 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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Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence – Combined Online/In-Person – October 2021

October 29, 2021 - October 31, 2021
$795

The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course October 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 October 31, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Saskatoon, SK / Winnipeg, MB / Calgary, AB. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab date could change as…

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Sexual Pain – Navigating Care for Cisgender Men: Live-Online Course – October 2021

October 30, 2021 - October 31, 2021
$699

Description: Accounting for nearly two million doctor visits per year in the United states, countless men experience pain 'down there' with little to no help. Endless specialists, traumatic medical experiences, failed treatments, pain with erections, and the incessant search for a cure leaves no time (or energy) for fun in the bedroom. Sexual health, intimacy, and pain are all intertwined which is no surprise that this clinical enigma leaves men feeling socially isolated and hopeless. In this online, one and…

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November 2021

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

November 1, 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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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…

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

November 6, 2021 - November 7, 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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Level 3A: Biopsychosocial Reframed: Live-Online – November 2021

November 15, 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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Beyond The Pelvis: Exercise For The Whole Body and The Everyday Person: Live-Online – November 2021

November 17, 2021
$199

Description: Join Teresa Waser for this live, interactive and practical course that will help widen the lens beyond the pelvis and further empower you in helping those with pelvic health and musculoskeletal concerns. Challenge your beliefs about exercise for those with leaking, prolapse, diastasis, and pain.  Walk away with a series of exercise progressions and modifications that you can begin implementing with your clients immediately. This course will give you the tools to provide exercise beyond the pelvis for everyone…

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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 – November 2021

November 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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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…

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

November 27, 2021 - November 28, 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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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 / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Abbotsford, BC / Saskatoon, SK / Winnipeg, MB / Chester, NS. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and…

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Specialized Topics in GI Dysfunction – “The Missing Pieces”: Live-Online – December 2021

December 4, 2021 - December 5, 2021
$495

Description: GI system is an integral part of every human experience. Not only does it process food and drink for fuel to power human physiology, but it also governs and interacts with the nervous and cardiovascular systems and influences how these system operate within the movement, endocrine and immune systems. This course will be focused on newer models of the GI system in persistent pain, trauma and specialized populations with autoimmunities, and other complex functional GI disorders. This approach allows…

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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 – December 2021

December 10, 2021 - December 12, 2021
$999

The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course December 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 December 12, 2021 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Winnipeg, MB / Saskatoon, SK. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab date could change as we…

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