Keynote Speaker Information


Carolyn Vandyken

Speaker   |   PT

Carolyn Vandyken is a physiotherapist, educator, researcher and advocate in the areas of low back pain, pelvic health and pain science.  She became an MDT credentialled therapist in 1999, holds a CBT certificate from Wilfred University, and has been practicing in the field of pelvic health for the past 20 years.  Practicing as a physiotherapist for 36 years, she teaches post-graduate pelvic health courses that are steeped in pain science and won the Medal of Distinction from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2021, the distinguished Education Award from the OPA in 2015 and the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2004.  Carolyn presents extensively at international conferences and has co-authored multiple chapters and papers on central pain mechanisms and pelvic pain.  She is actively involved in research with Dr. Sinead Dufour (McMaster University, Canada) and Dr. Judith Thompson (Curtin University, Australia) and has published multiple studies on the connection between low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. 

Carolyn co-owns a multi-disciplinary teaching company called Reframe Rehab and is engaged in breaking down the barriers internationally between pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

Carolyn practices locally in the areas of pelvic health and chronic pain at Physio Works Muskoka in Huntsville, Ontario with her daughter/physiotherapist, Brittany Vandyken.