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Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients

Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients

Resource Package: Pain Education for Patients

This course includes


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 plus 15% off your next course. The Education tab allows you to share any of the videos with your patients.

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.

Course Material included in this course
  • Pain Education for Patients
  • PE2: Your Sensors Have Changed
  • PE3: Spreading Pain Nosy Neighbours
  • PE4: How to Calm The System Down
  • PE5: Pain Without an Injury
  • PE6: Your Brain is Having a Pain Meeting
  • PE7: Stress and Pain
  • PE8: What about my Tissues
  • Downloadable Worksheets
Programs included in this course
  • Pain Education for Patients