Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School (BSPTS) Schroth-Barcelona Institute (SBI) C1 Basic Certification 2017 Courses 9 days Septemeber 11-19, 2017 **In San Jose, CA November 6-14, 2017 in Wisconsin
Join us for a C1 Training and Certification course for conservative treatment of spinal deformities. The course materials are those developed by Dr. Manuel Rigo of the BSPTS and SBI and encompass all of the elements of the European training in scoliosis rehabilitation as developed by Katharina Schroth and her daughter, Christa Lehnert-Schroth. This course is now known as the “Basic Certification Course” or “C1”.
At nine days, we understand that the course is lengthy, but, upon completion and examination, the practitioner will be certified in BSPTS and able to practice the Schroth-based method. Class size is limited to ensure quality teaching for licensed Physical Therapists only and is being made available to you because of your interest in conservative physical therapy for the spine. Registration and payment are due 5 weeks prior to the course start date of each course. Courses fill up quickly so it is encouraged to register early.
C2 Advanced Certification 2017 Courses6 days July 17-22, 2017 (in Wisconsin) August 14 -19, 2017 (in Wisconsin)
C2-Advanced Certification course is open only to Physical Therapists who have been certified in the Basic BSPTS Methodology (C1). Participant must be certified at the C1 level for at least 12 months and not more than 3 years. In order to participate, application form must be completed and applicant accepted. Minimum of 6, maximum of 10.
Contact Scoliosis Rehab, Inc. if you are interested in obtaining information on our courses (877.734.2220).
Courses For PTs
C1 certification is primarily intended for use in 1:1 individual physical therapy treatment of patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). It may be applied with limitations in some cases for children with neuromuscular scoliosis. It is not intended for use in adults with painful, degenerative scoliosis, for providing group therapy, or providing immersion type training.
C2 course may be attained between 1-3 years following C1 certification. Failure to attend C2 within 1-3 years of C1 will result in loss of C1 certification. BSPTS C2 certification is required for treatment of adults with degenerative and painful scoliosis, treatment of patients post scoliosis spinal surgery, or providing group therapy and providing immersion type training.
IMPORTANT STATEMENT RELATED TO TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS:
BSPTS is not against any possible treatment strategy offered by good scoliosis specialists on an EBM basis. BSPTS is just offering some tools for scoliosis non-surgical management but do not state that these tools are enough to manage all scoliosis cases. BSPTS offers education to PTs with the strong recommendation of working integrated in a multidisciplinary team basically formed by MD (orthopedic surgeon), MD (specialists in spinal deformities, mainly physiatrists), Orthotist specialists in trunk braces and Psychologists if possible.
Treatment recommendations are given by MDs usually following a classical list of 'treatment of first election' - 'treatment of second election', and so on, according to international SRS and SOSORT guidelines. The treatment of first election is sometimes non-surgical and sometimes surgical. When a non-surgeon MD chairs the treatment team and gives a list of treatment options where surgery is a theoretical first election or even an option, we recommend consulting also a good orthopedic surgeon, specialist in spinal deformities to get a second opinion.
The orthopedic surgeon can explain treatment options and give his/her opinion about pros- and contras- for any treatment option and when the information is not satisfactory for the patients orfor the physiatrist (non-surgeon MD) a third opinion is mandatory.
BSPTS is educating for a good practice and declares not to be responsible for bad practice performed by any certificated PT
TIPS ON FINDING A CERTIFIED PHYSICAL THERAPIST
We recommend asking for the physical therapist’s level of certification, years of experience treating patients with scoliosis, number of patients they have treated with scoliosis and a list of past or current patients you may contact.