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Biopsychosocial Reframed Pre-Course Prep and Homework

Biopsychosocial Reframed Pre-Course Prep and Homework

Biopsychosocial Reframed Pre-Course Prep and Homework


Welcome to Biopsychosocial Reframed.  We are excited to have you on this journey.

You will find the pre-course prep and homework page to the left under Course Materials.  Click on view, and you can get started preparing for this course.  Some weeks will have additional homework which is also stored on this landing page.

Under patient exercises to the left, there are links to exercises that will be reviewed on this course.  These exercises will be provided on a google drive.  The best way to prescribe these exercises is through purchasing a resource package through Embodia, (link here) prescribing them through your membership account (link here to set up membership).

To the left under patient education, click on view to see handouts that can be printed to give to your patients to support them on their journey towards recovery.

Finally, there is a link to the Office Hours feature for ongoing learning support on your homework page.  We are here to help make your transition to a Biopsychosocial Approach seamless and enjoyable!

Bon Voyage!

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.

Course Material included in this course
  • Pre-Course Prep: Biopsychosocial- It's More Than Just a Buzzword
  • Welcome and Course Slides
  • Introduction
  • Understanding Pain
  • 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
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Week One Homework: Patient Exam (Audio Only)
  • Subjective Exam
  • Objective Exam
  • Feedback
  • Motivational Interviewing Demonstration
  • Week Two Homework: Telerehabilitation Assessments
  • Carolyn Vandyken's Virtual Consult
  • Carolyn Consult Debrief
  • Feedback
  • Lab for Non-Nociceptive Input for Pelvic Pain
  • Lab for Non-Nociceptive Input
  • Feedback
  • Additional Lecture Week Two: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction-The Missing Link in Persistent LBP?
  • Introduction
  • LBP Study
  • Pelvic Floor Tenderness
  • Changes To Our Practice
  • Questions
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Week 4 Homework: Case Studies
  • Julie
  • Heather
  • Barbara
  • Feedback
  • Course Resources: Patient Handouts
  • Patient Education Resources
  • Office Hours
  • Links for office hours
  • Second Wave of Integration
  • Low Positive Affect
  • Injustice
  • Fear
  • Shame/Self-Compassion
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Audio: Body Scan (Female)
  • Audio: Pelvic Tilting to Remap Tension in the Hips/Low Back/Pelvis
  • Dynamic Pelvic Face the Day
  • Remapping the Jaw and Upper Neck
  • Upper Qi Gong: Shortened Version
Patient Education included in this course
  • Plant Based Proteins
  • The Case For Sleep
  • De-Catastrophization Worksheet
  • Air Bags And Potty Talk
  • Befriending Yourself: Self-Reflection Quiz
  • Building a Positive Attitude and Becoming Resilient
  • Expressive Writing to Improve your Health
  • Forgive for Good
  • How to do an Elimination Diet
  • Improving Our Social Connection
  • Sensitive Nervous System Map: The Five Pillars
  • Telling your Story- Checklist
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