We want students to be able to evaluate scoliosis patients, to discriminate those patients needing more expert professionals to treat their scoliosis. Students will learn the main clinical reasoning guiding their decision making, the risk factors which have to be considered and how to evaluate them. They will have a complete overview of the main available treatment options and their indications. We want students to come to know the best evidence for each treatment and to manage their patients according to the EBM.

In each module (usually two weeks lasting) the activity will start with three recorded lectures, associated with pertinent readings. The lectures of each module are available for 2 weeks and hence can be self-administered by the students at a time suitable for them. The students have at their disposal a forum where they can address their doubts or concerns to the faculty.
During the live lecture, at the end of each module, the coordinator will answer questions and present to the attendants the point of view of each controversial issue. Participants can interact live in a chat and they will be asked to vote in polls during the lecture.

The Program 2019

Module 1

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Radiographic evaluation
  • Modern evaluation tools
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 7/2/2019

Module 2

  • Aetiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Sagittal balance
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 21/2/2019

Module 3

  • Natural history
  • Classification and treatment approach
  • Bracing evidence
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 14/3/2019

Module 4

  • Bracing schools
  • Boston brace
  • Lyon brace
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 28/3/2019

Module 5

  • Clinical Guidelines to treatment
  • ART brace
  • PASB
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 11/4/2019

Module 6

  • Therapeuthic protocols
  • Rigo Cheneau System
  • SPoRT concept – 1
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 2/5/2019

Module 7

  • SpineCor Brace
  • Secondary scoliosis
  • SPoRT concept – 2
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 16/5/2019

Module 8

  • Early Onset scoliosis
  • Surgery
  • SPoRT concept – 3
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 30/5/2019

Module 9

  • PSSE: actual evidence
  • Exercise schools
  • SEAS – 1
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 13/6/2019

Module 10

  • Schroth method
  • Barcelona school
  • SEAS – 2
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 27/6/2019

Module 11

  • Adult scoliosis
  • Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis: evaluation and therapeuthic choices
  • SEAS – 3
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 11/7/2019

Module 12

  • Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis: conservative treatment
  • Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis: surgical treatment
  • Mixed Clinical Cases
  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 25/7/2019

 

Summer Break

  • Screening
  • LBP and deformities
  • Idiopathic scoliosis: psychological issues
  • Scoliosis treatment: A patient perspective


Live lesson: 05/9/2019

  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 19/9/2019

  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 3/10/2019

  • Discussion Groups

Live lesson: 16/10/2019

 

Final exam: 16/10/2019 - 29/10/2019

Live lesson: 7/11/2019: conclusion

 

Live lessons: 13.00 pm - 14.00 pm Rome time  -  Please consider local Daylight Saving Time in your country and in Italy

Lectures are delivered by means of the streaming video platform of Vimeo (www.vimeo.com)