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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

About The Course:

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 Is it complicit with the current research and knowledge, or are you stuck in a model that is outdated and doesn’t serve us or our population well?


Watch this short video to learn more:


In This Online Course, You Will Learn:

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


Who Is This Course For? 

This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, exercise therapists, medical doctors, nurses, midwives, kinesiologists among others.

This course is also relevant for movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.


The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is the co-owner of Reframe Rehab, a teaching company engaged in breaking down the barriers internationally between pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science. Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 37 years. She is a McKenzie Credentialled physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Women of Distinction award (2004) and the distinguished Education Award from the OPA (2015). Carolyn was recently awarded the Medal of Distinction from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2021 for her work in pelvic health and pain science.

Carolyn has been heavily involved in post-graduate pelvic health education, research in lumbopelvic pain, speaking at numerous international conferences and writing books and chapters for the past twenty years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

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
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