Carolyn-Vandyken-Physiotherapist-PT, Cert. MDT

Carolyn Vandyken

PT, Cert. MDT


Pain science, Women's Health

Ontario, Canada
/ English
Carolyn Vandyken has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 36 years. She has been heavily involved in post-graduate pelvic health education, research in lumbopelvic pain and speaking at numerous international conferences,


Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 36 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.

University studies :

  • Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapy (McMaster University, 1986)

Career highlights :

  • YWCA Woman of Distinction Award (2004)
  • OPA Distinguished Éducation Award (2015)
  • Over 50 conferences and grand round presentations throughout Canada and the United States
  • Co-founder of Reframe Rehab

Additional courses :

  • McKenzie Credentialed physiotherapist (1999),
  • Certified in acupuncture (2002),
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (2017).
  1. Vandyken B, Keizer A, Vandyken C, Macedo LG, Kuspinar A, Dufour S. Pelvic floor muscle tenderness on digital palpation among women: convergent validity with central sensitization. Braz J Phys Ther. 2021 May-Jun;25(3):256-261. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.013. Epub 2020 Jun 6. PMID: 32563663; PMCID: PMC8134766. Open access article : Click here!
  2. Starzec-Proserpio M, Vandyken C. Telerehabilitation for persistent Pelvic Girdle Pain within a biopsychosocial framework – A case report. Physiother Theory Pract. 2022 Apr 28:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2022.2069618. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35481796.
  3. Keizer A, Vandyken B, Vandyken C, Yardley D, Macedo L, Kuspinar A, Fagahani N, Forget MJ, Dufour S. Predictors of Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction Among Women With Lumbopelvic Pain. Phys Ther. 2019 Dec 16;99(12):1703-1711. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzz124. PMID: 31504926. Open access article : Click here!
  4. Dufour S, Vandyken B, Forget MJ, Vandyken C. Association between lumbopelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction in women: A cross sectional study. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2018 Apr;34:47-53. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.12.001. Epub 2017 Dec 9. PMID: 29268147.


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