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Biopsychosocial: It's More Than Just a Buzzword

Biopsychosocial: It's More Than Just a Buzzword

Biopsychosocial: It's More Than Just a Buzzword

This course includes
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Certificate of completion

This complimentary online physiotherapy course by Carolyn Vandyken is a call to change your practice. Stop, and really take a hard look at your practice of treating pain. Is it complicit with the current research and knowledge, or are you stuck in a model that is outdated and doesn’t serve us or our population well?

Course Objectives
1. To move beyond “talking” about a biopsychosocial model of care towards truly incorporating this model into your practice
2. To commit to understanding the pain system as well as biomechanics and tissue pathology
3. To utilize a framework that accounts for a sensitized nervous system as well as a solid understanding of mechanical pain

This course is open to all healthcare professionals.

The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. She has spoken at over 50 conferences and grand round presentations throughout Canada and the United States. Carolyn co-authored the first book on patient-centred pain biology education for pelvic pain, Why Pelvic Pain Hurts, and also co-authored three peer-reviewed framework articles with Sandra Hilton on the assessment and treatment of persistent pelvic pain.

She co-owns a Canadian-based teaching company, Pelvic Health Solutions, and teaches internationally on the physiotherapy for pelvic floor problems. She also manages her own practice in Huntsville, Ontario.

Course Material included in this course
  • Biopsychosocial: It's More Than Just a Buzzword
  • Welcome and Course Slides
  • A New Perspective on Pain
  • We Are Stuck In The Biomedical Model
  • Why Do We Need to Know This
  • How Does This Fit With Our Understanding Of Persistent Pelvic Pain?
  • Back Pain
  • Do We Need To Change Our Practice?
  • Other Videos I Mentioned In This Course
  • Never Stop Learning (Suggestions)
  • Quiz
  • Feedback