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Resource Package: Clinical Skills for Treating Pain (Level 3)

Resource Package: Clinical Skills for Treating Pain (Level 3)

Resource Package: Clinical Skills for Treating Pain (Level 3)

This course includes

Mind-body connection has been a popular topic over the past decade when looking at treating pain in a clinical setting but it has not always been linked to pain education.

This online physiotherapy course research package that complements the Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) Level 3 in-person course. In this resource package, you will have access to video exercises, written education and protocols which you can share with patients.

What's Included:

  • Course resources 
  • 10 patient exercises
  • 6 patient education
  • 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

Scroll down to see what's included in this resource package.

To find out more about the Level 3 in-person course go to

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
  • Mapping: Barrel Rolling
  • Alternate Nose Breathing
  • Audio: Imagery for Sleep
  • Audio: Imagery for Sleep (Female)
  • Audio: Body Scan
  • Audio: Body Scan (Female)
  • Hip Circles for Relaxed Hips and Pelvic Girdle
  • Body Mapping to Reduce Tension using Cat-Cow
  • Sit to Stand
  • Mapping Exercises for Jaw tension
Patient Education included in this course
  • Audio: Body Scan (Female)
  • Audio: Body Scan
  • Audio: Imagery For Sleep (Female)
  • Audio: Imagery For Sleep
  • Audio: Post Exercise Relax & Restore (Female)
  • Audio: Post Exercise Relax & Restore