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Addressing (Back) Pain in Labour and Delivery

Addressing (Back) Pain in Labour and Delivery

Addressing (Back) Pain in Labour and Delivery

Oct 28, 2022 - 12:00 (EDT)
60 minutes


This is the fifth (and final!) 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 5: Addressing (Back) Pain in Labour and Delivery

Pregnant women are worried about the pain that they will experience during labour and delivery.

Women with PGP and LBP have a heightened sense of worry and fear of fragility.

Learn how to apply pain neuroscience education to this special patient population in order to empower this next generation of mothers.

Physiotherapists play a key role in helping women understand how to manage their pain during labour and delivery, especially when they have concurrent lumbopelvic pain.

Join Ibbie, a registered physiotherapist, pelvic health physiotherapist, and certified doula as she explores this topic from a place of personal and clinical experience.


Learning Objectives for Webinar 5

In this webinar with Ibbie Afolabi, participants will learn:

  1. Examine providers' (including physiotherapists') beliefs and biases about pain during childbirth
  2. Overview of the biopsycosocial contributors to the experience of low back pain during pregnancy, labour, and delivery
  3. Share several pain-modulating strategies that physiotherapists can teach to pregnant clients as they prepare for birth 


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 23 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.



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Reframe Rehab

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The instructors
Ibukun Afolabi
MScPT, BA(Hons.)Kin, PCES, CCE, CD

Ibukun is an Integrative Pelvic Health Physiotherapist whose passion lies at the intersection of women’s pelvic health and childbirth. She has been practicing as a registered physiotherapist since 2007 and the bulk of her career has been focused on serving pelvic and perinatal health population.

Ibukun is a certified childbirth educator, certified postpartum doula, and birth support physio/doula. She is an instructor with Doula Canada and Physio-Plus. Ibukun is a sought-after speaker and has offered training workshops for midwives, labour and delivery nurses, birthing families, and other health professionals. She is fascinated by the applications of pain neuroscience within the context of birth.

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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