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Resource Package: Qi Gong for Global Remapping in Physiotherapy Practice

Resource Package: Qi Gong for Global Remapping in Physiotherapy Practice

Resource Package: Qi Gong for Global Remapping in Physiotherapy Practice

This course includes
2:18:55 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

The 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 central pain mechanisms.  When addressing the mind-body connection as a rehabilitation strategy, profiling central pain mechanisms is an important concept.  Utilizing the SAD CLLIFSS strategy in the Level 3a course through Pelvic Health Solutions or the online course, Biopsychosocial REFRAMED: Building a Psychologically-Informed Practice allows clinicians to effectively identify and treat the phenotypes of persistent pain.

Qi Gong is an effective strategy for body image changes in the sensorimotor cortex (changes in the neurotags that produce movement and sensation in a particular joint or body part) because it includes novel, rotary movements that most patients have not previously experienced.  Qi Gong, along with yoga, tai chi, and meditation, also helps to evoke the relaxation response which builds resilience in the nervous system.  Building resilience in the nervous system can lead to less guarding and tension in the muscles, thereby effectively and efficiently addressing tension myalgia (formerly known as trigger points).

This Qi Gong resource package includes 6 curated, therapeutic routines that separately address the lower quadrant of the body, the upper quadrant, breathing mechanics and visceral tension.  They are easy to perform, requiring little to no equipment, easy to learn, enjoyable for most patients and easy to prescribe.  Using the Embodia platform allows you to prescribe these exercises with the click of a button.

What's Included:

  • 10 patient exercise routines - 6 Qi Gong videos and 4 Qi Gong audio resources
  • There is a new, shorter version (15 minutes) of the lower and upper Qi Gong for those challenged to commit to a 20-minute routine; these shorter routines are also offered without music in the background for post-concussion symptoms where excess auditory processing is challenging
  • 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 live, online course, Biopsychosocial REFRAMED: Building a Psychologically Informed Practice, check out or email at

Carolyn and her daughters have launched a brand-new teaching company in 2020 called Reframe Rehab.  The mission of this company is to break down the silos in clinical practice between musculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain, pain biology education, and psychology by providing timely, cost-effective, live, online learning opportunities from the world's leading clinical educators on these topics.

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
  • Virtual PT Instructions
  • Virtual PT Assistant Explanation
  • Qi Gong Videos
  • Lower Body Qi Gong
  • Breathing Qi Gong
  • Upper Body Qi Gong
  • Organ Qi Gong
  • Qi Gong Audio Only
  • Lower Body Qi Gong
  • Breathing Qi Gong
  • Upper Body Qi Gong
  • Organ Qi Gong