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A Modern Day Approach to Inflammation and Low Back Pain

A Modern Day Approach to Inflammation and Low Back Pain

A Modern Day Approach to Inflammation and Low Back Pain

Oct 14, 2022 - 12:00 (EDT)
60 minutes


This is the third 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 3: A Modern Day Approach to Inflammation and Low Back Pain (LBP)

Our understanding of the role of inflammation and pain has changed dramatically over the past five years.

Idiopathic LBP is one condition that is often connected to systemic inflammation.

Are you interested in learning how to improve your clinical outcomes and accelerate your practice through understanding the basics of lifestyle interventions?

Taking a broader approach to system inflammation can be a key component to assessing and treating LBP from a whole-person perspective.

Join Dr. Dufour as she shares her years of research and clinical experience from a primary health care, health coaching, and functional medicine training approach as it applies to the world of physiotherapy.


Learning Objectives for Webinar 3

In this webinar with Sinéad Dufour, participants will:

  1. Understand why integrating lifestyle interventions into your practice is important
  2. Understand how to integrate lifestyle interventions into your practice. 


How to Register

There's a maximum of 500 sets available in the webinar room. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND LIVE, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER. This will allow people who can attend live to ask questions and interact with the instructor.

We will stream the live webinar to our YouTube channel and leave it up for 48 hours after the live event. You can subscribe to Embodia's YouTube channel here and watch the live stream at your leisure until Sunday, October 16 at 1PM EST.

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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 only 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
Dr. Sinéad Dufour

Dr. Sinéad Dufour is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. She teaches and conducts research in both the Schools of Medicine and Rehabilitation Science. She completed her MScPT at McMaster University (2003), her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western (2011), and returned to McMaster to complete a post-doctoral fellowship (2013). Her current research interests include: conservative approaches to manage pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health.

Sinéad stays currently clinically through her work as the Director of Pelvic Health Services at The World of my Baby (the WOMB) in Milton, Ontario.

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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