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Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome

Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome

Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome

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Overview of this Free Online Course

Pain is an output of the brain.  That is a well-accepted fact.

Urge is also an output of the brain; this is a lesser-known fact.  

Join Carolyn Vandyken as she explores the evidence to support that Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome need to be considered from the perspective of central pain mechanisms.  

Unique and powerful opportunities to treat these problems from a whole-person perspective are presented in this talk. Reynolds et al (2016) conclude that "an understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of central sensitization in OAB could provide a novel approach to managing this condition”.  

It may be time to start thinking about these two conditions in a very different light.

This is the third in a three-lecture series that Carolyn Vandyken did as the Keynote speaker for the National Conference on Incontinence in Australia in October 2020.  These lectures were delivered in pre-recorded fashion because of the COVID-19 pandemic; the Continence Foundation of Australia has graciously given us permission to re-air these lectures on Embodia Academy.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the definition of central sensitization and how it relates to over active bladder and bladder pain syndrome.
  • Understand why central sensitization helps explain idiopathic over active bladder and bladder pain syndrome.
  • Determine how to measure central sensitization in the clinic.
  • Understand the characteristics and conditions associated with central sensitization.
  • Determine how to treat conditions associated with central sensitization.
  • Learn the appropriate tools to measure psychosocial sequelae and factors or "yellow flags".
  • Outline the physical treatment for over active bladder and bladder pain syndrome.
  • Outline the condition specific education components.
  • Outline how to measure outcomes in these conditions. 

 

The Online Course Series

This course series can be found on Embodia as the course track: "An Introduction to the Biopsychosocial Model in Physiotherapy Practice" and can be accessed: HERE.

The course track includes:

  1. Central Sensitization N=1
  2. Sibling Rivalry: Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  3. Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome
The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken
BHSc (PT)

Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 33 years. She is a McKenzie Credentialed physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Woman of Distinction award (2004) and the OPA Distinguished Education Award (2015). She 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 twelve years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

Her passion is to break down the silos that we live in as clinicians. She is the Co-Founder of Reframe Rehab: www.reframerehab.com

Course Material included in this course
  • Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for OAB/BPS
  • Consideration of a Biopsychosocial Framework for OAB/BPS
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