Biopsychosocial Reframed: Using Questionnaires to Create a Psychologically Informed Practice (Australia - AEST - February 13)
Biopsychosocial Reframed: Using Questionnaires to Create a Psychologically Informed Practice (Australia - AEST - February 13)
Biopsychosocial Reframed: Using Questionnaires to Create a Psychologically Informed Practice (Australia - AEST - February 13)
Biopsychosocial Reframed: Using Questionnaires to Create a Psychologically Informed Practice (Australia - AEST - February 13)

Biopsychosocial Reframed: Using Questionnaires to Create a Psychologically Informed Practice (Australia - AEST - February 13)

$225.00 CAD

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live online course for all clinicians who treat persistent pain, regardless of discipline.

 

Australia

10:00 - 1:00 PM AEST •  February 13, 20, 27 and March 5

Details

When: 10:00 - 1:00 PM AEST •  February 13, 20, 27 and March 5

This class will span a 4-week period with a live, online session for 3 hours on a weekly basis.

Where: From the comfort of your favorite armchair; you will be paired with a lab partner who will work alongside you in learning the material.

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:

  • To move beyond “talking” about a biopsychosocial model of care to truly incorporating this model into your practice.
  • To define central sensitization and how to measure the characteristics of central sensitization in your clinical practice.
  • To understand a clinical framework for treating persistent pain that expands on your current biomechanical skills (from new grad to seasoned clinician).
  • How to assess various drivers of a sensitized nervous system and to “match” evidence-informed psychosocial skills to these drivers.
  • Novel movement exercises including four qi gong routines for the upper body, lower body, breathing and pelvic organs to help to address sensory-motor changes as well as generalized tension.

This is a lecture-format and lab-based course. Included in the cost of the course are handouts and resources for each of the techniques learned.  The audiovisual resources presented during this course for meditation, progressive relaxation exercises and qi gong will be made available as free downloads but can also be purchased through Embodia Academy for easier patient prescription.

Benefits

Do you get frustrated with your persistent pain patients who don’t respond to your biomechanical approach? Transitioning to a biopsychosocial framework has been a challenge for many clinicians despite the competency of our biomechanical training. When patients have a sensitive nervous system, measuring psychosocial distress as objectively as we measure range of motion, muscle strength, proprioception and joint mobility is important when profiling their sensitive nervous system.

This course will teach you how to REFRAME your treatment of persistent pain by treating the “whole person” using a psychologically informed framework.

The use of distress questionnaires (SAD CLLIFSS) and skills training for the psychosocial components is lacking in many physiotherapy-based training programs.

This course teaches you how to use distress questionnaires to assess the drivers of central sensitization. Clinicians need to do better than simply prescribe yoga and meditation to their patients with a sensitive nervous system. Explore the strong evidence behind matching evidence-informed treatment techniques such as pain education, yoga, qi gong, meditation, sensory-motor retraining, expressive writing exercises and cardiovascular exercise to each patient’s “driver” of their sensitive nervous system in order to improve patient outcomes. Barrier-breaking strategies of integrating psychologically informed practices into our treatment approach for persistent pain is a key competency of the modern, evidence-informed clinician.

Instructor

Carolyn Vandyken, Cert. MDT, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Carolyn is a physiotherapist, educator, researcher and advocate in the areas of low back pain, pelvic health and pain science. She became an MDT credentialled therapist in 1999, holds a CBT certificate from Wilfred University, and has been practicing in the field of pelvic health for the past 20 years. Practicing as a physiotherapist for 33 years, she teaches post-graduate pelvic health courses that are steeped in pain science and won the Distinguished Education Award from the OPA in 2015 and the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2004. Carolyn presents extensively at international conferences and has co-authored multiple chapters and papers on central pain mechanisms and pelvic pain. She is actively involved in research with Dr. Sinead Dufour (McMaster University, Canada) and Dr. Judith Thompson (Curtin University, Australia) and has published multiple studies on the connection between low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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

  • To receive a certificate for course participation, it is allowable to miss one class in the posted class schedule. If you miss more than one class, you will be ineligible for a class certificate.
  • We will only offer one recording for one missed session.
  • 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: 10:00 - 1:00 PM AEST •  February 13, 20, 27 and March 5

This class will span a 4-week period with a live, online session for 3 hours on a weekly basis.

Where: From the comfort of your favorite armchair; you will be paired with a lab partner who will work alongside you in learning the material.

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:

  • To move beyond “talking” about a biopsychosocial model of care to truly incorporating this model into your practice.
  • To define central sensitization and how to measure the characteristics of central sensitization in your clinical practice.
  • To understand a clinical framework for treating persistent pain that expands on your current biomechanical skills (from new grad to seasoned clinician).
  • How to assess various drivers of a sensitized nervous system and to “match” evidence-informed psychosocial skills to these drivers.
  • Novel movement exercises including four qi gong routines for the upper body, lower body, breathing and pelvic organs to help to address sensory-motor changes as well as generalized tension.

This is a lecture-format and lab-based course. Included in the cost of the course are handouts and resources for each of the techniques learned.  The audiovisual resources presented during this course for meditation, progressive relaxation exercises and qi gong will be made available as free downloads but can also be purchased through Embodia Academy for easier patient prescription.

Benefits

Benefits

Do you get frustrated with your persistent pain patients who don’t respond to your biomechanical approach? Transitioning to a biopsychosocial framework has been a challenge for many clinicians despite the competency of our biomechanical training. When patients have a sensitive nervous system, measuring psychosocial distress as objectively as we measure range of motion, muscle strength, proprioception and joint mobility is important when profiling their sensitive nervous system.

This course will teach you how to REFRAME your treatment of persistent pain by treating the “whole person” using a psychologically informed framework.

The use of distress questionnaires (SAD CLLIFSS) and skills training for the psychosocial components is lacking in many physiotherapy-based training programs.

This course teaches you how to use distress questionnaires to assess the drivers of central sensitization. Clinicians need to do better than simply prescribe yoga and meditation to their patients with a sensitive nervous system. Explore the strong evidence behind matching evidence-informed treatment techniques such as pain education, yoga, qi gong, meditation, sensory-motor retraining, expressive writing exercises and cardiovascular exercise to each patient’s “driver” of their sensitive nervous system in order to improve patient outcomes. Barrier-breaking strategies of integrating psychologically informed practices into our treatment approach for persistent pain is a key competency of the modern, evidence-informed clinician.

Instructor

Instructor

Carolyn Vandyken, Cert. MDT, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Carolyn is a physiotherapist, educator, researcher and advocate in the areas of low back pain, pelvic health and pain science. She became an MDT credentialled therapist in 1999, holds a CBT certificate from Wilfred University, and has been practicing in the field of pelvic health for the past 20 years. Practicing as a physiotherapist for 33 years, she teaches post-graduate pelvic health courses that are steeped in pain science and won the Distinguished Education Award from the OPA in 2015 and the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2004. Carolyn presents extensively at international conferences and has co-authored multiple chapters and papers on central pain mechanisms and pelvic pain. She is actively involved in research with Dr. Sinead Dufour (McMaster University, Canada) and Dr. Judith Thompson (Curtin University, Australia) and has published multiple studies on the connection between low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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

  • To receive a certificate for course participation, it is allowable to miss one class in the posted class schedule. If you miss more than one class, you will be ineligible for a class certificate.
  • We will only offer one recording for one missed session.
  • 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