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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Naturopathic Medicine

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Naturopathic Medicine

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Naturopathic Medicine

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In order to support our patients towards their goal of pelvic health, collaboration with healthcare professionals in all realms is often warranted. In this online physiotherapy course, the ways in which naturopathic medicine can be integrated into care with your patients to support their pelvic health will be discussed.



In this online course you will:

  • Review what naturopathic medicine is, the modalities commonly used, and the scope of practice.

  • Learn common conditions that can complicate care with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists:
    • Trophic scar tissue from C-sections and episiotomies
    • Vaginal thinning from hormonal imbalances that cause pain with internal work
    • Recurrent yeast infections that cause patient discomfort
    • Hormonal dysregulation causing an up-regulation of cytokines and inflammatory markers that upregulate the sympathetic nervous system
    • Chronic constipation or diarrhea despite basic nutritional and lifestyle changes

  • Learn common ways in which Naturopathic Medicine can collaborate with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy to optimize patient’s pelvic health goals:
    • Compound creams to aid in the breakdown of scar tissue from episiotomies, estrogen-based creams for vaginal thinning
    • Anti-fungal creams, probiotic suppositories & internal treatments for yeast infections
    • Hormone testing and treatment for endometriosis, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, peri-menopause & menopause
    • Acupuncture to upregulate the parasympathetic nervous system
    • Re-establish a healthy gut microbiome


Presenter: Dr. Crystal Chanderbhan – Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Crystal Chanderbhan, ND is a board-certified naturopathic doctor with a special interest in gut health, stress management, and pelvic floor health. In addition to private practice, she teaches midwifery students at Ryerson University, medical doctors at the University of Toronto, and nurses at the Women’s College Hospital how to conduct a well-person pelvic examination since 2007. She is also the founder of Durham region’s largest community acupuncture program, bringing accessible and sustainable community-centered healthcare to Pickering since 2017.

Having completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in 2015 and completion of level 1 and level 2 of pelvic floor therapy through Pelvic Health Solutions,  common modalities that Dr. Chanderbhan, ND uses to restore balance to her patients include acupuncture, pelvic floor therapy, dietary modifications, mindfulness, B12 injections, bio-identical hormones, neutraceuticals, and pharmaceutical compounds.

Throughout the core of her practice, the focus is always patient-centered while ensuring evidence-based practices are implemented. Dr. Chanderbhan, ND believes that all forms of healing have their time and place, and as such, collaboration with other healthcare practitioners frequently occurs to ensure that patients receive optimal care to help them achieve their health goals.

The instructors
Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) is an evidence-based teaching company that aims to educate and empower physiotherapists, healthcare professionals, and everyday people about pelvic health.

PHS was founded in 2010 out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario at a time when it was an under-serviced health concern. PHS provides continuing education courses, mentoring, and clinical resources for a variety of practitioners with the goal of equipping them to deliver evidence-based, biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.

Our company also exists as a way to connect people experiencing pelvic health concerns to pelvic health physiotherapists in their area. PHS has ultimately blossomed into a community of curious people who are committed to providing hope and healing to those who suffer from pelvic health issues.

Course Material included in this course
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Naturopathic Medicine
  • Welcome and Slides
  • Overview
  • Common Conditions
  • Case Studies
  • Collaborative Care
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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