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The live lecture took place on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Presentation topic: Chronic Pelvic Girdle Pain: Under-recognized, undertreated?
Chronic pelvic pain is a prevalent condition that can greatly affect the quality of life of many women. Physiotherapy screening and management is an important part of an interdisciplinary management approach to help identify and address orthopedic issues that may be contributing or creating the pelvic pain problem. In Susannah’s clinical experience, women with chronic pelvic pain are often not referred to physiotherapy as the focus of their care may be exclusively gynecological. In this presentation we will discuss important assessment and treatment considerations for chronic pelvic girdle pain and will review a case study. We will also discuss how physiotherapists can work with physicians to promote interdisciplinary management of women with chronic pelvic pain with the common goal of improving function and the quality of life of these women.
Instructor: Susannah Britnell, Registered Physiotherapist
Susannah is a Manual and Pelvic Floor physiotherapist and a certified Gunn IMS practitioner. Susannah obtained her BSc (Hons) PT degree from the University of Manchester, England, in 1997. Susannah completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2001 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. Susannah worked with pregnant and postpartum women exclusively for 10 years at a BC Women’s Hospital and currently works in private practice at Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic and in public practice at the Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis at BC Women’s Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Her caseload includes chronic pelvic pain, peri-partum issues, pelvic floor dysfunction and orthopedics with a focus in pelvic girdle pain and dysfunction. She is a guest lecturer for the Obstetrics component at the School of Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia and co-teaches post graduate Rost Therapy pelvic girdle pain management courses with Dutch colleague Cecile Röst.