If you are a licensed physical therapist interested in our BSPTS Schroth Certification Program, please go HERE. You will find both Basic (C1) and Advanced (C2) course information.
C2 (Advanced) :
C1 (Basic) :
Scoliosis Rehab Inc. was founded by two mothers who unexpectedly found themselves dealing with adolescents with scoliosis. No strong family history, no previous fears - just one day it was discovered and they were thrown into the system.
Beth Janssen has over 20 years of experience as a practicing Physical Therapist and Rhonda Campo has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and biotech arenas. By the time Rhonda had searched the medical literature for a conservative, non-surgical treatment, Beth was already a Certified Schroth Therapist. Both of their children have been trained in the exercises for scoliosis by Dr. Manuel Rigo, MD from Barcelona, Spain. Learning this method (which is called the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) and is based on the original work of Katharina Schroth) dramatically improved their children’s ability to accept and individually manage their scoliosis, change the shape of their torso, and improve their vital capacity. They were grateful for the impact that conservative scoliosis treatment has had on their children and families, and wanted to share the non-surgical treatment with adults and adolescents in the U.S.
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Physical Therapist Bios
Rebecca Hurst, PT
Rebecca Hurst earned her Masters degree in Physical Therapy
in 1997 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. As a
Physical Therapist she has over 18 years of experience in various settings
including acute care hospitals, rehab management, home health, in – patient rehab
and out-patient orthopedics. Her recognition of a need for scoliosis specific
treatment in her patients coupled with her family history and personal
experience with scoliosis lead her to pursue training in the Schroth method.
She received her initial certification through the BSPTS in 2011 and her
advanced certification in 2013. She worked at Scoliosis Rehab during the past
two summers before joining the team full time in October of 2014. She considers it a privilege to work for and
alongside Beth Janssen and is also now functioning as a lab assistant in
Schroth certification courses for Physical Therapists. She feels she identifies
with a quote attributed to Michelangelo: “Ancora Imparo” or “I am still
learning” as she pursues Postural Restoration education
and a rehab focused certification in Pilates.
Nancy Sherratt, PT
Nancy graduated from San Diego State University in 1983, and
then continued with her education in physical therapy at the Mayo Medical
Center in Rochester, Minnesota, where she stayed for 9 years. During this time, she taught at the Mayo Back
Education School, instructed in pre and postnatal classes at the local community
hospital and then became supervisor in the physical therapy department at the
community hospital. After returning to
California in 1993, she worked at a private practice, acute hospital and
skilled nursing facility. In 2010, her
youngest daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis.
Nancy completed the C1 course in February 2011 and started working at
Janzen and Janzen Health Center instructing patients in the Schroth based
method of scoliosis management. She
completed the advanced scoliosis training early in 2014. Her main focus has been instructing scoliosis
patients of all ages, but also sees patients needing core strengthening with
other spinal issues. From her
experiences, Nancy has taught in the public schools, instructed children, teens
and adults in exercise programs, posture correction, proper body mechanics, and
ergonomics in activities of daily living and trained in Yoga for Scoliosis with
Elise Browning Miller. Her years of
education, training, and life experiences have come together in helping others
with their management of scoliosis.
A Phillynews article by Melissa Dribben
For information and news on bracing:
A New York Times article featuring Schroth Physical Therapy, By Rachel Rabkin Peachman
By Terry Mulvaney and Robin Stoltz
By M. Timothy Hresko, MD
By Melissa Dribben
Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School (BSPTS)
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When I first found out I had scoliosis, I was worried it wouldn't get better. When I went to Scoliosis Rehab, they taught me new ways to remind myself to keep good posture. They taught me good techniques to help keep my pelvis stable and put less strain on the back. I was very happy when I found out my last x-ray showed no change. It's good to know that I do these exercises at home by myself.
M.C. (adolescent) Plover, WI
Our program is modeled after the outpatient BSPTS program used at the E. Salva Institute for Rehabilitation of Spinal Deformities in Barcelona, Spain. The clinic in Spain is directed by Dr. Manuel Rigo MD, a world renowned professor and Physician specializing in conservative management of scoliosis. We have worked with Dr Rigo training Physical Therapists in the United States since 2004; in January, 2012 we certified our first group at the Advanced Level!