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Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients

Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients

Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients



This online physiotherapy course by Carolyn Vandyken of Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) contains a series of 8 educational videos designed to help explain pain to patients. 

Do you find it challenging to explain pain and help patients grasp the complex idea of pain? 

Carolyn explains the complex topic of pain into easy to follow videos that can be shared with your patients using Embodia.

What’s included in this course?

  • Patient education videos that you can easily share with your patients on Embodia. For more information about Embodia for home exercise prescription, click here to watch a short video. When you sign up for this course you will get a one (1) month complimentary trial with the Embodia home exercise prescription software (for new registrations only).
  • Indefinite access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.

Instructions to Access this Resource Package

Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer by healthcare practitioners and patients.

This package is free but you must request access by Clicking Request Access to Course Material.

The same 8 videos are found in course material and education tabs. The course materials section is for practitioners and when you finish watching all 8 videos you get a certificate of completion. The Education tab allows you to share any of the videos with your patients.

The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 33 years. She is a McKenzie Credentialed physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Woman of Distinction award (2004) and the OPA Distinguished Education Award (2015). She 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 twelve years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

Her passion is to break down the silos that we live in as clinicians. She is the Co-Founder of Reframe Rehab:

Patient Education included in this course
  • PE1: Understanding Your Alarm System
  • PE2: Pain Education: Your Sensors Have Changed
  • PE3: Pain Education: Spreading Pain Nosy Neighbours
  • PE4: Pain Education: How To Calm The System
  • PE5: Pain Education: Pain without an Injury
  • PE6: Pain Education: Your Brain is Having a Pain Meeting
  • PE7: Pain Education: Stress and Pain
  • PE8: Pain Education: What About My Tissues
  • Downloadable Worksheets
Templates included in this course
  • Pain Education for Patients
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