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HRV as a Predictor & Intervention for Pain & GI Dysfunction

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HRV as a Predictor & Intervention for Pain & GI Dysfunction

HRV as a Predictor & Intervention for Pain & GI Dysfunction

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in May 2023


Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a well-researched indicator of the balance between the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems.  

The balance of these two systems has a large impact on the performance of the GI system and can influence pain, motility, and inflammation.

Working with HRV can not only predict dysfunction but is an excellent metric to guide interventions in different domains.

Learning objectives

At the end of this online course, each participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the basics of HRV and its application to GI Dysfunction.
  2. Interpret how HRV can predict dysfunction.
  3. Utilize HRV information to guide appropriate intervention for GI Dysfunction, pain, and motility.


This online course is intended for all pelvic health professionals and healthcare professionals interested in learning more about the relationship between heart rate variability and the gastrointestinal system. 

Join Susan Clinton for this 1-hour online course 'HRV as a Predictor & Intervention for Pain & GI Dysfunction'.

The instructors
Susan Clinton

Susan is the owner of LTI Physio in Sault Ste. Marie, MI and is an international instructor/mentor in women’s health, orthopedic manual therapy, health/wellness coaching and business psychology. She is on faculty at Andrews University, NAIOMT and ASPIRE. She also serves as a Master Coach for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, Co-founder and board member: Global Women’s Health Initiative. Reviewer and Advisory board for the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Co-host of podcasts, “Tough to Treat,” and “The Genius Project,”

Course Material included in this course
  • HRV as a Predictor & Intervention for Pain & GI Dysfunction
  • Welcome!
  • Downloadable Slides
  • Sleep Deprivation and Pain
  • An Introduction to HRV
  • Stress
  • HRV - Practical Application
  • HRV and Sleep
  • Relation to GI System
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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