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Making Sense of The Curve: An Intro to Conservative Management of Scoliosis

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Fort Tectoria

777 Fort Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1H2

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Scoliosis is a complex, 3-dimensional condition that affects a high number of our patients. Current physical therapy curriculums lack the depth of information necessary for physical therapists to appropriately treat this very common condition.

Join Andrea Mendoza and The ScoliClinic team (Schroth-certified Physiotherapists) and Carl Ganzert, Certified Orthotist, for this full-day course packed with valuable theoretical information and clinical skills to identify and treat scoliosis at a basic level. Emphasis will be placed on the pathomechanism of scoliosis and learning recommended and contraindicated conservative management principles.

TAs: Madison Morrison, MPT and Sharaya Friesen, MPT

Physiotherapy:
- Understand pathomechanism of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) as it presents in children and adults; basic radiological evaluation and structural criteria
- Clinical evaluation of scoliosis: screening, Adam’s Test, ATR, torso asymmetry, respiratory evaluation
- Intro to clinical curve patterns: balanced and imbalanced variations
- Conventional vs. scoliosis-specific treatment
- Basic interventions for PTs: Contraindications, ADL modification, adaptation of common exercises
- Considerations for adults with pain/instability, progression in adulthood
- Overview of common scoliosis surgeries, and considerations for post-op patients

Bracing:
- Current process in the lower mainland; who is a bracing candidate?
- Evolution of bracing techniques
- Benefits of interdisciplinary care
- Indication for, and role of bracing for adults
- What to look for in a patient’s brace
- FAQ’s and tips for patient daily integration

Registration starts at 8am, course runs 8:30am - 4:30pm with 1 hour lunch break

*Please note: This course will not teach specific Schroth Method exercises as they are complex and require much more than one day to learn.

Participants will not be certified in The Schroth Method following this workshop.

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Fort Tectoria

777 Fort Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1H2

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