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Idiopathic & Adult Onset Scoliosis - Screening, Assessment & Treatment

Idiopathic & Adult Onset Scoliosis - Screening, Assessment & Treatment

Idiopathic & Adult Onset Scoliosis - Screening, Assessment & Treatment

This course includes
56:14 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion


This online course will provide a review of scoliosis and spinal conditions. Their etiology, pathogenesis and pathomechanisms will be discussed. Progression factors, clinical and radiological assessments, and activities of daily living and sport for adults with spinal deformities will also be presented. An overview of bracing and surgery is also included.

Learning Objectives

In this online course, we will:

  1. Introduce scoliosis and its conservative treatment.
  2. Understand the importance of early detection and timely treatment.
  3. Introduce non-surgical treatment options
  4. Discuss scoliosis-specific exercises based on Schroth, Lyon, and other PSSE methods.
  5. Raise awareness of scoliosis screening.


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
  • Idiopathic & Adult Onset Scoliosis - Screening, Assessment & Treatment
  • Slides
  • Scoliosis Education and Scoliosis Awareness
  • Scoliosis Specific Resources, Education, Publications and Presentations. Bio for Andrea Lebel
  • SOSORT and SRS Guidelines
  • Scoliosis Screening
  • Clinical Assessment and Radiology
  • Scoliosis Specific Physical Examination
  • Physical Exam and Education During Bracing
  • Physical Examination of Sagittal Profile and Posture
  • Radiological Assessment
  • Treatment Goals and Decision Making of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Patient Education on Postural Corrections and ADL
  • Modifications of General/Gym/Yoga Exercises for Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Specific Physiotherapy and Bracing Scoliosis
  • Lyon Method Scoliosis Specific Education and Bracing
  • Scoliosis as a 3-Dimensional Condition
  • Schroth Method Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises Added to Standard Care
  • Cases or All Ages
  • Publications Cases on PSSE for Adults
  • Post Surgical and Neuromuscular Cases Treated with Scoliosis Specific Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Demonstration and In Site of in Clinic and Online Treatment
  • Staying Active, Raise Awareness, Scoliosis Support and Education Programs
  • References
  • Feedback
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