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The Evil Triplets of Female Pelvic Pain (and their friends…): Online – May 2024

The Evil Triplets of Female Pelvic Pain (and their friends…): Online – May 2024

Michelle Lyons
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Participants who register for this course have the option to attend the course live and/or watch the recorded sessions later. The recording will be available to all registrants for a 2-week period after the course/each session. This allows participants who may not be able to attend the live sessions to still benefit from the course content.

To facilitate attendance tracking, please indicate on your registration form if you won't be attending live.

The Evil Triplets of Female Pelvic Pain (and their friends…) Online + additional pre-recorded resources

Topics Covered Include:

  • Dysmenorrhea – moving towards menstrual health and understanding the effects of female reproductive hormones. Knowing what’s normal and when to seek help.
  • Endometriosis – current practice on symptom management vs curative measures. Prehab and Rehab strategies. Do lifestyle measures, such as mindfulness, movement and nutrition, have a role? (The evidence says yes!)
  • Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome – understanding the differences and overlap. What is the best evidence based practice for treatment and self-management strategies?
  • Pelvic Neuralgias – the Pudendal is not the only nerve in the pelvis! Understanding pelvic neuroanatomy and pathophysiology, assessment of neural integrity and neurodynamics and clinically reasoning treatment strategies.
  • Vulvar Pain Syndromes – understanding aetiology, assessment (is it time to retire the q tip test?) and integrated treatment strategies, from skincare, hormonal health and pelvic myofascial dysfunction. Moving from sexual pain to pleasure
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – why does this issue affect twice as many women as men? What’s the evidence for effective management? Can we rule out other colorectal pain drivers like the coccyx?

Within our scope of practice, how can we use an evidence-based approach to help us effectively use lifestyle medicine, coaching and self-efficacy in persistent pelvic pain – incorporating movement, gut health, mindfulness and sleep hygiene. Is there still a role for manual therapy in a psychologically informed practice? What’s the best type of exercise prescription? How can we optimize the Gut-Brain Axis to decrease pain and suffering and increase self-efficacy? Why we need to make sleep hygiene a cornerstone of persistent pain management & not an after thought at the end of our treatment sessions. All of this and more, with plenty of time for discussion between the lectures.

5+ hours of pre-recorded material available 7 days before the course start date and for 14 days afterwards

    Prerequisite: Level 1 (or equivalent to be approved by PHS – please email for approval)

    Audience: This course is open to physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, midwives, and medical doctors. Labs include internal palpation.

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    Evil Triplets of Pelvic Pain May 2024


    Date/Time: May 25-26, 2024, from 10:00am-4:00pm ET (Toronto). Please convert to your local time zone. 5+ hours of pre-recorded material available 7 days before the course start date and for 14 days afterwards

    Delivery Format

    Live attendance is not mandatory for this online course. Enjoy a 2-week window to access and review the course recording, which is sent out on the next business day. We understand that life can be busy, which is why we offer you the freedom to access the course recording(s) during the time-limited viewing period.


    Michelle Lyons

    Michelle Lyons has been a physiotherapist for over 23 years, with a focus on integrative women’s health. With additional training in mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention, nutrition therapy, herbal medicine, pilates and yoga as well as her clinical experience in pelvic health, orthopaedics and oncology rehab, Michelle is a firm believer in a whole-body approach to health and wellness. She is licensed in both Ireland and the U.S., and teaches nationally, internationally and online. She is on the faculty of Herman & Wallace, The Pelvic Rehab Institute, The Integrative Women’s Health Institute, Medbridge Education and is clinical consultant for Burrell Education, as well as a former tutor for the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association in the UK. She has presented at IPPS (2016), ICS (2017), the Klose Lymphedema Conference (2017) and the British Pelvic Floor Society conference (2017), as well as at national conferences for POGP, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Turkish Pelvic Health Academy and the UK Women’s Health Summit.

    What people are saying

    This course really changed my approach to treating patients with endometriosis, IC and BPS, and pudendal neuralgia. Michelle Lyons is a wealth of knowledge and she spends the weekend first explaining the physiology behind these conditions so that as a treating practitioner you can understand what is happening at the tissue level. It is a course built on evidence on how to manage the changes these women are going through. After taking this course I feel confident making recommendations to these patients regarding diet, sleep and exercise. I also further understand what these diagnosis mean, what common treatments are and now feel like I can better empathize with these patients. It goes beyond pain science to confidently help these women take back control of their diagnosis and help them attain better quality of life.

    – Amanda H

    Michelle Lyons is a true gem! The Evil Triplets of Pelvic Pain is an incredible 2 day course. The amount of usable information that you walk away with after such a short time together is astounding. She provided practical and applicable information to help with some of the most common persistent pain that can be so difficult to treat. The pudendal nerve often feels daunting and confusing, Michelle did a wonderful job breaking it down and teaching us hands on skills that I was able to use on the Monday after the course. It also helps that Michelle is such a lovely speaker and keeps you engaged as she presents. I would highly recommend the Evil Triplets of Pelvic Pain to anyone hoping to further their skillset for working with persistent pain.

    – Celeste C