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) :
- June 12-17, 2017 in Zwolle, Netherlands
- July 17-22, 2017 in Stevens Point, WI
- August 14-19, 2017 Stevens Point, WI
C1 (Basic) :
- September 11 - 19, 2017 ** in San Jose, CA
- November 6 - 14, 2017 in Stevens Point, WI
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
Beth Janssen, PT
Ms. Janssen has been a practicing physical therapist since
1986 when she graduated from the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences in
Rochester, MN. She has worked extensively in hospital settings where her
practice focused on evaluation and treatment of spinal and TMJ dysfunction,
women’s health problems, scoliosis rehab, and mentoring of new physical
therapists. She has done advanced studies in the McKenzie approach to treating
spinal dysfunction, along with Muscle Energy Techniques and Myofascial Release
training. She developed a special interest in scoliosis after her son was
diagnosed with scoliosis. Beth traveled to Barcelona, Spain in 2003 to begin
studying with Manuel Rigo, M.D.
developer of the Rigo System Cheneau Brace, one of the founders of SOSORT,
and world-renowned expert and founder of the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy
School (BSPTS) Schroth Based Method of Scoliosis Specific Exercises and has
continued as his student. Ms. Janssen
received advanced training in Spain with the BSPT. She is one of the first
certified Schroth therapists in the United States. As an instructor with the
BSPTS, she has certified Physical Therapists in the method at the beginning
(C1) and advanced levels (C2), both nationally and internationally.
Ms. Janssen is the co-founder of Scoliosis Rehab Inc. It is
one of the first clinics in the U.S. to specialize in the treatment of
Idiopathic Scoliosis, with Scoliosis Specific Exercises, using the
Schroth-based method as taught by the BSPTS. Scoliosis Rehab Inc. is dedicated
to treating adolescents and adults with abnormal spinal curvatures, including scoliosis
and sagittal plane problems (hyper/hypokyphosis and lordosis). Scoliosis Rehab
Inc. has clinics in Stevens Point, Wisconsin with a branch in San Jose,
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 teaching assistant in
Schroth certification courses for Physical Therapists.
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 met Beth Janssen. During her nine years in Minnesota, 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 various physical therapy departments. In 2010, her youngest daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis. Nancy completed the initial Barcelona Scoliosis Physio-Therapy School (BSPTS) course in February 2011 and started instructing patients in the Schroth based method of scoliosis exercises at a private practice. She continued with the advanced BSPTS training early in 2014. Her focus has been instructing scoliosis and kyphosis patients of all ages. Her years of education, training, and life experiences have come together in helping others with their management of spinal disorders. She has pursued courses in Postural Restoration Institute, SEAS, pilates for scoliosis and yoga for scoliosis. She is now a lab assistant for the Schroth Barcelona Institute. We are excited to have Nancy join Scoliosis Rehab Inc and expand our facility to California. Scoliosis Rehab PT Inc., CA 3162 Newberry Dr. Suite 20, San Jose, CA 95118
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!