ConnectTherapy™ and the Thoracic Ring Approach™ are models of physiotherapy assessment that I use extensively in my clinical reasoning process and treatment approach. They were created right here in North Vancouver, BC by cutting-edge physiotherapist, Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee. LJ created the model based on current treatment principles, scientific research and clinical experience within her own body and her patients’. She educates physiotherapists around the world in the use and application of these models. From 11 years of working in LJ’s clinic, Synergy Physio, taking her courses (2007-2018) and assistant teaching her courses (2010-2014), I have extensive knowledge and experience in these models and use them in my practice to determine specifically what factors are influencing your experience and how best to approach and treat these factors. For more information about ConnectTherapy and the Thoracic Ring Approach see the following resources.

Recent research publications


Thoracic Ring Approach

For a good overview of the model see the following sources:

The Thoracic Ring Approach™: A Whole Person Framework to Assess and Treat the Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage. Lee LJ 2015 In Magee et al. Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 2e, Elsevier, pgs. 436-470.  

Lee LJ. The Thoracic Ring Approach™ – A Whole Person Framework to Assess and Treat the Thoracic Spine and Ribcage. In Jull G et al (eds): Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 4th ed, Elsevier, 2015

Painful Sex (Dyspareunia)

BJOG. 2017 Oct; 124(11): 1689–1697.
Painful sex (dyspareunia) in women: prevalence and associated factors in a British population probability survey

KR Mitchell, 1 , 2 R Geary, 3 CA Graham, 4 J Datta, 1 K Wellings, 1 P Sonnenberg, 3 N Field, 3 D Nunns, 5 J Bancroft, 6KG Jones, 3 AM Johnson, 3 and CH Mercer 3

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse in women: Epidemiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, and management 2015

Authors: Rebecca G Rogers, MDTola B Fashokun, MD, FACOG

Section Editor:Linda Brubaker, MD, FACOG

Deputy Editor: Kristen Eckler, MD, FACOG

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