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Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain

Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain

Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain

Sep 30, 2022 - 12:00 (EDT)
60 minutes

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This is the first in a series of free webinars titled Weird and Wonderful Strategies that EVERY Physio should know to Effectively Treat LBP.

This webinar series will be hosted by Carolyn Vandyken in collaboration with Embodia. Each webinar will focus on a different topic and will be taught by a special guest.

To read about the purpose of the webinar series and to register for all sessions, please click here.


Webinar 1: Bladder Health Matters in Low Back Pain

Bladder health and LBP are highly comorbid.  Dufour et al (2018) demonstrated that when women presented with LBP to an orthopaedic practice, 95% of them self-reported pelvic health issues.  At the forefront of this was overactive bladder symptoms.
Overactive bladder symptoms involve frequency and urgency, and can include urge incontinence as part of the diagnosis.  Bladder Pain Syndrome is on the other end of that spectrum, where frequency and urgency are combined with pain.  Both of these conditions can be affected by the spine.  When LBP is comorbid with these bladder conditions, special care and attention needs to be placed on a whole person, biopsychosocial approach.
Learning to screen for bladder health issues in your LBP patients will broaden your perspective and allow you to address the whole person in a person-centered approach.
Join Jilly Bond and Carolyn Vandyken for the first webinar in this series which will focus on bladder health.


Learning Objectives for Webinar 1

In this webinar presented by Jilly Bond, participants will learn:

  1. How to spot when visceral pain is in the picture
  2. What you need to know about treating visceral pain
  3. Outside-the-box treatments for MSK pros


Additional Information

There's a maximum of 500 sets available in the webinar room. We will start a wait list if we reach the 500 seat capacity. 

If you cannot attend live, please do not register. We will stream the live webinar to our YouTube channel and leave it up for 48 hours after the live event. Follow these 2 steps if you cannot attend the live webinar

  1. Click here to subscribe to Embodia's YouTube channel. This is where the webinar live stream will be playing for 48 hours after the live event.
  2. Click here if you want to receive a follow-up email after the live webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and made available as an on-demand course on Embodia for $20 ($10 for Embodia Members).

Certificates of completion are generated within courses on Embodia (not directly from a webinar). In order to receive your certificate of completion, you will need to access the on-demand course following the live webinar.


Reframe Rehab

This webinar series is hosted by Reframe Rehab in collaboration with Embodia. If you would like to stay up to date with Reframe Rehab, please opt-in to their mailing list by clicking here.

The instructors
Jilly Bond
Physio Researcher Speaker Educator

Jilly Bond is a pelvic health physiotherapist based in Wales, UK, with a special interest in pelvic pain. She is a regular speaker at international conferences, runs professional development courses for physios in the UK and online, and her Youtube channel has free resources for patients and clinicians. Her research interests include understanding how graded motor imagery may help in the treatment of centralised mechanisms in visceral pain. If you’re interested in pelvic pain she’d love to hear from you.

To learn more about Jilly checkout her website:

Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is the co-owner of Reframe Rehab, a teaching company engaged in breaking down the barriers internationally between pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science. Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 34 years. She is a McKenzie Credentialled physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Women of Distinction award (2004) and the distinguished Education Award from the OPA (2015). Carolyn was recently awarded the Medal of Distinction from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2021 for her work in pelvic health and pain science.

Carolyn 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 twenty years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

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