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December 2021

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 (FULL) / Burnaby, BC / Calgary, AB / Winnipeg, MB / Saskatoon, SK. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab date…

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Special Topics in Pelvic Genital Rehabilitation: Post Vasectomy, Circumcision, Hernia Repair & Penile Assessment & Treatment: Live-Online – December 2021

December 11, 2021
$199

Description: This course introduces the participant to penile assessment and treatment and discusses specific dysfunctions related post-vasectomy, circumcision and hernia. What is the role of pelvic physiotherapy? Objectives: Following this course the participant will be able to: List the indications and contraindications, precautions for genital rehabilitation related to the spermatic cord, testicles, scrotum and penis Demonstrate skills for creating a safer environment for genital rehabilitation within the participant's scope of practice and with appropriate attention to creating appropriate boundaries Describe…

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January 2022

Level 3: Biopsychosocial Reframed: Live-Online – January 2022

January 6, 2022
$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 2022

January 14, 2022 - January 16, 2022

Two-part format course:  The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course January 14-15, 2022 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 16, 2022 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Abbotsford, BC / Paradise, NL / Rothesay, NB / Chester, NS (more lab locations to be announced).…

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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis & the Implications for Low back & Pelvic Health: What’s the Solution? – Live-Online Course: January 2022

January 14, 2022
$225

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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…

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Introduction to Social Media Marketing for Health & Wellness Professionals: Live-online – January 2022

January 18, 2022
$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. Participants will also be invited to take part in a 5 day social media challenge running to help put your…

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Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course: Live-Online – January 2022

January 23, 2022
$199

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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…

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Cesarean Birth & Rehabilitation: Live-Online – January 2022

January 26, 2022
$79

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. Description: Cesarean births make up approximately one third of childbirth deliveries in Canada. However, there remains limited and often conflicting post-operative guidance for patients which can leave them feeling unsure of how to…

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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 – January 2022

January 28, 2022 - January 30, 2022
$999

The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course January 28-29, 2022 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 30, 2022 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Calgary, AB / Abbotsford, BC / Paradise, NL / Rothesay, NB - more lab locations to be announced. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is mandatory. The lab…

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Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Assessment & Management – The Pelvic Floor & Beyond!: Live-Online – January 2022

January 29, 2022 - January 30, 2022
$545

Course description This live-online course is the next step for therapists 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 1,2 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 constipation and account for approximately 3%…

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February 2022

Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor: Live-Online – February 2022

February 11, 2022 - February 12, 2022
$395

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following the course. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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…

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Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals: Live-Online – February 2022

February 13, 2022
$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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Trauma & The Pelvic Floor: Treating Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault & Birth Trauma: Live-Online – February 2022

February 15, 2022
$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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Pediatric Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Live-Online – February 2022

February 26, 2022 - February 27, 2022
$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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March 2022

Labour & Delivery: Maternal Support through Comfort Measures and Pelvic Biomechanics: Live-Online Course – March 2022

March 2, 2022
$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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Bowel and Bladder Treatment of the Client with Neurologic Dysfunction: Live-Online – March 2022

March 5, 2022 - March 6, 2022
$399

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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.…

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Introductory Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health: Live-Online – March 2022

March 11, 2022
$99

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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…

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Breastfeeding Conditions – Maternal and Infant Factors: Live-Online – March 2022

March 11, 2022 - March 13, 2022
$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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The Running Athlete: Live-Online – March 2022

March 14, 2022
$199

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes.  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…

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Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence – Combined Online/In-Person – March 2022

March 18, 2022 - March 20, 2022
$795

Two-part format course:  The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course March 18-19, 2022 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 20, 2022 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Paradise, NL / Rothesay, NB - more lab locations to be announced. Attendance of both sessions (lecture…

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April 2022

CBT Skills for Distressing Physical Symptoms: Live Online – April 2022

April 2, 2022 - April 3, 2022
$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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Beyond The Pelvis: Exercise For The Whole Body and The Everyday Person: Live-Online – April 2022

April 6, 2022
$199

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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.…

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Level 3: Biopsychosocial Reframed: Live-Online – April 2022

April 7, 2022
$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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Becoming a Resilient Practitioner with a Trauma-Sensitive Practice: Live-Online – April/May 2022

April 20, 2022
$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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Level 2: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens: Live-Online – April 2022

April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022
$999

The lecture component will be conducted as a live-online course April 22-23, 2022 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 24, 2022 at various set locations: Vaughan, ON / Perth, ON / Calgary, AB / Rothesay, NB / Paradise, NL / Chester, NS - more lab locations to be announced. Attendance of both sessions (lecture and practical) is…

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Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Health Course: Live-Online – April 2022

April 22, 2022
$199

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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…

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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis & the Implications for Low back & Pelvic Health: What’s the Solution? – Live-Online Course: April 2022

April 23, 2022 - April 24, 2022
$199

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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…

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Cesarean Birth & Rehabilitation: Live-Online – April 2022

April 29, 2022
$79

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. Description: Cesarean births make up approximately one third of childbirth deliveries in Canada. However, there remains limited and often conflicting post-operative guidance for patients which can leave them feeling unsure of how to…

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May 2022

Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor: Live-Online – May 2022

May 6, 2022 - May 7, 2022
$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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Integrating Yoga into Pelvic Pain Care: Live-Online – May 2022

May 9, 2022
$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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Introductory Pelvic Health Care for Trans and Gender Diverse People: Live-Online – May 2022

May 27, 2022
$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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Trauma & The Pelvic Floor: Treating Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault & Birth Trauma: Live-Online – May 2022

May 29, 2022
$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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September 2022

Integrating Yoga into Pelvic Pain Care: Live-Online – September 2022

September 18, 2022
$225

This course offering will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following each session. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance taking purposes. 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…

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