Providing excellent care for people with scoliosis and kyphosis using Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE)
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.
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 branches in San Jose, California and Bryan, Texas.
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 email@example.com
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