Resource Package - An Integrated Pelvic Health & Core Training Approach
Research over the last decade has demonstrated that pelvic floor problems and low back pain are highly co-morbid.
Research does not support causality in either direction. This suggests that orthopaedic clinicians who treat low back pain and hip pain need to understand the role that pelvic floor health plays in the majority of women with lumbo-pelvic pain.
Historically, pelvic health training has only become the focus of therapists who integrate internal palpation into their skillset.
This resource package is designed to support both pelvic health clinicians and MSK clinicians in addressing tension in the pelvic floor as well as sensory motor dysregulation of the lumbar spine and pelvis. These are the two biggest drivers of changes observed in low back pain when connected with pelvic floor dysregulation.
There are also tools in this resource package that will teach patients how to "take their pelvic floor muscles" to the gym when appropriate. Strength in the context of flexibility and letting go will be emphasized.
Last, but not least, there are functional integration programs in the form of HIIT training workouts in this resource package which incorporates functional movements with pelvic floor cues to build endurance and coordination in the core and pelvic floor.
Ready to reframe the core? Register for this resource package - An Integrated Pelvic Health & Core Training Approach!
Keep scrolling to view which exercises are included in this resource package by Carolyn Vandyken of Reframe Rehab.
The resource package 'Pain Education for Patients' is suggested as an adjunct to this 'Reframe the Core' resource package. You can register for free to the English version here and the French version here.
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This course is a resource package. A resource package is not a complete online course. Rather, resource packages on Embodia contain patient exercises and/or education which can be prescribed with patients directly through Embodia.
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 34 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.
Online Teaching Company
We are a passionate group of highly trained clinicians who champion virtual, live online education courses to develop a biopsychosocial framework for your clinical practice. Our mission is to break down the silos in clinical practice between musculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain, pain neuroscience education, and psychology by providing timely, cost-effective, live online learning opportunities from the world's leading clinical educators on these topics.
Patient Exercises included in this course
8 Minute Core Challenge
Face the Day: Full Body
Face the Day: Pelvic
Face the Day: Whole Body (No Music)
Remapping of the Pelvis/Hips/Sacrum/Tailbone
Face the Day: Pelvic (No Music)
Standing Dynamic OI Hip In/Up/Out
Remapping of the Hip Internal/External Rotators
Body Scan (Male)
Audio: Imagery for Urgency
Audio: Imagery for Urgency (Female)
Audio: Body Scan (Female)
Remapping Exercises for Sit-to-Stand
Obturator Internus Lengthening
Breathing Qi Gong
Obturator Internus Stretch