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Low Back Pain and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Removing the Barriers to "Siloed" Care (North America • EST - April 5)
Low Back Pain and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Removing the Barriers to "Siloed" Care (North America • EST - April 5)
Low Back Pain and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Removing the Barriers to "Siloed" Care (North America • EST - April 5)
Low Back Pain and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Removing the Barriers to "Siloed" Care (North America • EST - April 5)

Low Back Pain and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Removing the Barriers to "Siloed" Care (North America • EST - April 5)

$199.00 CAD

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This continuing education course is targeted to:

  • All clinicians who treat patients with acute and chronic low back pain.  The correlation between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and Mechanical Low Back Pain is poorly understood and can change the trajectory of a patient's recovery from either condition when the inter-relationship is uncovered and addressed.
  • Pelvic health physiotherapists usually treat LUTS by addressing bladder health, pelvic floor health, and central nervous system issues.  However, an equally important component of treating LUTS is to mechanically assess and treat the lumbar spine in order to identify mechanical spinal factors that may contribute to LUTS.
  • One of the foundations of orthopaedic practice is to treat low back pain and pelvic girdle pain.  However, aside from screening for cauda equina syndrome, orthopaedic therapists may have little understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms.  The research has clearly demonstrated a strong correlation between LUTS and low back pain for the past decade.  With increasing low back pain disability over the past decade, orthopaedic therapists need to broaden their scope of treating low back pain by considering the role of the pelvic floor and LUTS as comorbid conditions.

The course participant should be familiar with:

  • Patients presenting with LUTS who may have a relevant spinal component
  • Patients presenting with lower back or pelvic girdle pain who may have relevant LUTS

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Reframe Rehab to discuss individual backgrounds and circumstances.

 

North America
Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST • April 5, April 12

Details

When: Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST • April 5, April 12

This live, online course will be 3-hour sessions over two weeks.

Where: From the comfort of your favorite armchair.

How: All you need to take this live, online course is a Zoom account. We encourage you to sign up for your free Zoom account before the first session. You will receive your Zoom meeting link two weeks before the course begins.

Syllabus

Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Be able to describe the principles of mechanical assessment and treatment 
  • Effectively screen any patient with lower back pain for LUTS through effective questioning to establish any connection between these comorbid conditions
  • Effectively screen any patient with LUTS by assessing and addressing mechanical factors in the spine that predict any change in the location or intensity of their symptoms
  • Determine if patients whose primary complaint is LUTS would have a relevant spinal component, and how to systematically address it through specific movements and positions of the spine
  • Understand appropriate outcome measures and when to use the DASS, TSK-11, PCS, Fremantle Back Awareness, CSI, PANAS and PSEQ-2 with your patients 

    Benefits

    In this course, learn how to REFRAME the relationship between lumbopelvic pain and LUTS through testing for the presence of mechanical factors that link the two conditions. Lumbopelvic pain (LBP) is the #1 cause of disability worldwide.  People with chronic LBP are often challenging and complicated patients.  

    When you treat low back pain, do you screen the pelvic floor beyond looking for signs of Acute Cauda Equina Syndrome (ACES)?  Research has shown that 95% of women who have LBP have a concurrent pelvic floor complaint.  This is so commonplace, and yet most clinicians don't follow up the cauda equina question with further follow-up questions to sort out the relevance of the pelvic floor complaint.

    We have come to accept that many patients who come to us for help with their low back pain are often not “textbook” cases, but usually, come with multiple issues. Could they be related?

    Perhaps you are a pelvic health therapist, and focus on the pelvic floor already but don't look for the driver of lumbopelvic pain outside of the pelvic area? Build your assessment skills for assessing and treating mechanical low back pain, looking for a directional preference when appropriate.  

    Low back pain and pelvic floor problems are like two peas in a pod. You have to understand both to really help your patients get better.  This may be one reason that worldwide disability with lumbopelvic pain continues to be on the rise.

    Learn how to determine if these comorbid symptoms are relevant, and how to help people get better, faster!

      Instructor

      Lynda McClatchie, PT

      Lynda is an experienced physiotherapist with extensive training in musculoskeletal and pelvic health physiotherapy. She is Credentialed in the McKenzie System of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) and teaches these concepts to physiotherapy students at The University of Toronto. Lynda is the owner of Elevation Physiotherapy & Wellness in Mississauga, Ontario and is passionate about helping people get better, faster with evidenced-based physiotherapy care. When not at the clinic, she will be at the gym, out on her bike(s) and hanging out with her family.

      Certificate

      Earn a certificate upon completion from Reframe Rehab.

      Mentorship

      Get ongoing support with free office hours and monthly drop-in sessions with instructors–available indefinitely to all course graduates.

      Time Zone

      Find out when the course runs in your time zone: The Time Zone Converter

      Participation Policy

      • Every participant will receive a certificate for course completion.
      • We offer recordings of every session with limited access for one-week. Putting a time limit on the replay forces you to complete the material in a timely fashion which is advantageous over pre-recorded classes, which often get lost in the busy-ness of our lives.⁣
      • Recordings will be sent within 24-48 hours of the session. If you haven't received it by the 48 hour mark, please check your junk mail and/or email brittany@reframerehab.com.
      • No refunds will be given for missed classes.

      Cancellation Policy

      • Cancellations that are made 15 days or more in advance of the class start date, will receive a 100% refund by original payment method minus 10% administration fees.
      • Cancellations made within 14 days or less of the event will receive a credit towards the same course to be taken within one calendar year. No refunds will be issued in this time period.
      • Please let your instructor know if you will be missing a class so that the instructor knows.
      Please contact us if there are any questions about the cancellation policy at info@reframerehab.com

      Details

      Details

      When: Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST • April 5, April 12

      This live, online course will be 3-hour sessions over two weeks.

      Where: From the comfort of your favorite armchair.

      How: All you need to take this live, online course is a Zoom account. We encourage you to sign up for your free Zoom account before the first session. You will receive your Zoom meeting link two weeks before the course begins.

      Syllabus

      Syllabus

      Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:

      • Be able to describe the principles of mechanical assessment and treatment 
      • Effectively screen any patient with lower back pain for LUTS through effective questioning to establish any connection between these comorbid conditions
      • Effectively screen any patient with LUTS by assessing and addressing mechanical factors in the spine that predict any change in the location or intensity of their symptoms
      • Determine if patients whose primary complaint is LUTS would have a relevant spinal component, and how to systematically address it through specific movements and positions of the spine
      • Understand appropriate outcome measures and when to use the DASS, TSK-11, PCS, Fremantle Back Awareness, CSI, PANAS and PSEQ-2 with your patients 

        Benefits

        Benefits

        In this course, learn how to REFRAME the relationship between lumbopelvic pain and LUTS through testing for the presence of mechanical factors that link the two conditions. Lumbopelvic pain (LBP) is the #1 cause of disability worldwide.  People with chronic LBP are often challenging and complicated patients.  

        When you treat low back pain, do you screen the pelvic floor beyond looking for signs of Acute Cauda Equina Syndrome (ACES)?  Research has shown that 95% of women who have LBP have a concurrent pelvic floor complaint.  This is so commonplace, and yet most clinicians don't follow up the cauda equina question with further follow-up questions to sort out the relevance of the pelvic floor complaint.

        We have come to accept that many patients who come to us for help with their low back pain are often not “textbook” cases, but usually, come with multiple issues. Could they be related?

        Perhaps you are a pelvic health therapist, and focus on the pelvic floor already but don't look for the driver of lumbopelvic pain outside of the pelvic area? Build your assessment skills for assessing and treating mechanical low back pain, looking for a directional preference when appropriate.  

        Low back pain and pelvic floor problems are like two peas in a pod. You have to understand both to really help your patients get better.  This may be one reason that worldwide disability with lumbopelvic pain continues to be on the rise.

        Learn how to determine if these comorbid symptoms are relevant, and how to help people get better, faster!

          Instructor

          Instructor

          Lynda McClatchie, PT

          Lynda is an experienced physiotherapist with extensive training in musculoskeletal and pelvic health physiotherapy. She is Credentialed in the McKenzie System of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) and teaches these concepts to physiotherapy students at The University of Toronto. Lynda is the owner of Elevation Physiotherapy & Wellness in Mississauga, Ontario and is passionate about helping people get better, faster with evidenced-based physiotherapy care. When not at the clinic, she will be at the gym, out on her bike(s) and hanging out with her family.

          Certificate

          Certificate

          Earn a certificate upon completion from Reframe Rehab.

          Mentorship

          Mentorship

          Get ongoing support with free office hours and monthly drop-in sessions with instructors–available indefinitely to all course graduates.

          Time Zone

          Time Zone

          Find out when the course runs in your time zone: The Time Zone Converter

          Participation Policy

          Participation Policy

          • Every participant will receive a certificate for course completion.
          • We offer recordings of every session with limited access for one-week. Putting a time limit on the replay forces you to complete the material in a timely fashion which is advantageous over pre-recorded classes, which often get lost in the busy-ness of our lives.⁣
          • Recordings will be sent within 24-48 hours of the session. If you haven't received it by the 48 hour mark, please check your junk mail and/or email brittany@reframerehab.com.
          • No refunds will be given for missed classes.

          Cancellation Policy

          • Cancellations that are made 15 days or more in advance of the class start date, will receive a 100% refund by original payment method minus 10% administration fees.
          • Cancellations made within 14 days or less of the event will receive a credit towards the same course to be taken within one calendar year. No refunds will be issued in this time period.
          • Please let your instructor know if you will be missing a class so that the instructor knows.
          Please contact us if there are any questions about the cancellation policy at info@reframerehab.com