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Childhood Scoliosis Assessment & Treatment

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Childhood Scoliosis Assessment & Treatment

Childhood Scoliosis Assessment & Treatment

This course includes
33:26 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2021


Scoliosis and spinal disorders affect 2-5% of children and teens, 30% of adults, and 68% of seniors. However, few clinicians have expertise in this 3-dimensional condition.

There is 15 years of research on effective treatment and management of scoliosis.

In this online course, Andrea Lebel will share her knowledge on scoliosis-specific physiotherapy assessment and treatment based on the Schroth method. She will also discuss other methods used to treat children and adults with abnormal spinal curvatures.

The goal of this approach is to halt the progression and normalize the trunk appearance by improving lung function and balanced musculature. 

Timely intervention allows patients to avoid progression and more invasive treatments like spinal fusion surgery. 

In this online course, you will be provided with an introduction to the scoliosis field including screening, diagnosis, treatment options, and case management.

In order to treat patients with scoliosis, it is recommended to pursue the full certification. The SSOL Schroth and Lyon method certification courses incorporate current research on scoliosis-specific treatment options, scoliosis-specific physiotherapy, bracing, and surgery. 

For an introduction to this topic, join Andrea Lebel in this online course 'Childhood Scoliosis Assessment & Treatment'. This course is based on the International Scientific Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) guidelines.

Learning Objectives

In this online course, you will:

  1. Be introduced to scoliosis and spinal disorders
  2. Learn about the importance of scoliosis screening and early intervention 
  3. Learn treatment guidelines and evidence-based treatment options


This online course is available for all health care professionals; physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, Orthotists, osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, registered kinesiologists, medical doctors, nurses, yoga and Pilates instructors. 

The instructors
Andrea Lebel

Andrea has been a practicing Physiotherapist for over 40 years with clinical and hospital experience in all aspects of physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and exercise in orthopedics, geriatrics, and sports injuries. For the past 15 years, her clinical work, teachings, and research have been focused exclusively on scoliosis and all spinal conditions, treating patients from all over Canada and internationally with Scoliosis, Hypokyphosis, Scheurermann’s Disease, as well as Postural dysfunctions. Having Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) herself as a teenager, Andrea underwent conservative treatment in Europe and has a deep understanding of what teenagers and their families go through when initially diagnosed. She treats all ages, including Early Onset Scoliosis, AIS, and Adult Scoliosis.

The first Schroth Certified Physiotherapist in Canada, Andrea opened the Scoliosis Physiotherapy & Posture Clinic in Ottawa, Canada in 2008, the first fully equipped Schroth Physiotherapy Centre in the country. Her personal success with conservative management of Scoliosis reinforced her goal to enhance non-surgical physiotherapy methods for scoliosis rehabilitation, working closely with a global network of surgeons and orthotists.

Course Material included in this course
  • Childhood Scoliosis Assessment & Treatment
  • Slides
  • Resources, Objectives, and Goals
  • Late Diagnosis
  • Scoliosis Definition Classification, Types and Categories
  • AIS Definition, Diagnosis Progression
  • History Taking and Physical Exam
  • Scoliosis Screening and X-rays, MRI
  • Referral to Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment Bracing, Scoliosis Specific Physiotherapy and Surgery
  • Treatment Guidelines
  • Hyper Kyphosis, Scheuermann’s Deformity Diagnosis and Treatment Options
  • Take Home Message Resources and Additional Learning
  • Feedback
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