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Level 1 Audio Resource Package

Level 1 Audio Resource Package

Level 1 Audio Resource Package

This course includes
Patient Exercises (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
Research shows us that depression and anxiety levels predict how well individuals do with pelvic floor muscle training (Khan 2013). 
The higher the levels, the poorer the response. 
Meditation specifically for urgency and overactive bladder (OAB) has been shown by Donna Carrico to have a significantly beneficial effect on symptoms as well as depression and anxiety. 
This audio resource package has been created based on Donna Carrico's work and is an integral part of decreasing urgency associated with an overactive bladder.
Coaching exercises for Kegels can be helpful to keep individuals focused on the task at hand. 
Kegels can be mundane exercises that people often lose focus with.  This online physiotherapy course will help to keep them on track and remind them of their breathing.  It is like having your physiotherapist beside you when you do your Kegels.
This is the online audio research package that complements the Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) Level 1 in-person course. In this resource package, you will have access to audio resources that you can share with patients.
What's Included:
  • 4 audio routines that you can easily prescribe to your patients 
  • A 2 week complimentary trial on Embodia for Home Exercise Prescription (thereafter $15/month or $13.50/month on the annual plan or $11.25/month for CPA members)
  • Lifetime access to the resources


The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn graduated from McMaster University in 1986 as a physiotherapist and has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings, focusing primarily on orthopedics. She has been a McKenzie credentialed physiotherapist since 1999 and has been a member of the Canadian College of Medical Acupuncture since 2002.

She received a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Health Care Professionals from Wilfred Laurier University in 2016. Her clinical focus changed to Pelvic Health and Incontinence in 2001. Carolyn was the co-founder of Pelvic Health Solutions, a Canadian-based post-graduate teaching company. Carolyn presents extensively internationally on pelvic health and central sensitization. Carolyn has been using telerehabilitation in her clinical practice for the past 4 years.

She has published several framework articles on integrating central pain mechanisms into clinical practice, a pain education book, and several chapters in textbooks on pelvic pain and central sensitization. She is actively involved in research with Dr. Sinead Dufour at McMaster University and has published multiple studies on the connection between low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Carolyn won the prestigious Woman of Distinction award from the YWCA in 2003 for her work in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Carolyn won the distinguished Education Award from the Ontario Physiotherapy Association in 2015. She co-owns her practice in Muskoka, Physio Works Muskoka along with her daughter, Brittany Vandyken.

Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Kegels - 30 Reps with an Elevator Coaching
  • Coaching Routine for Visualization
  • Imagery for Urgency (Female)
  • Imagery for Urgency (Male)