Program


We want our course participants to learn how to evaluate scoliosis patients, and also how to recognize those who need to be referred to more expert professionals. Students will learn the main clinical reasoning that should guide their decision making, as well as the risk factors needing to be taken into account and how to evaluate them. They will be given a complete overview of the main available treatment options and their indications. We want our students to be aware of the best evidence for each treatment, and to manage their patients accordingly.

Each module (usually lasting two weeks) will start with three recorded lectures, in relation to which appropriate reading matter will be recommended. The lectures remain available for 2 weeks, which allows students to choose when to watch them. The participants also have a forum at their disposal, where they can put any questions and concerns to the faculty members.

During the live session at the end of each module, the coordinator will answer questions and ask students to express their views on any controversial issues. The participants can interact live in a chat and, during the session, will be asked to vote in polls.

The first Module will be published on January 16th. 

The 2020 program

Module 1 

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Radiographic evaluation
  • Modern evaluation tools
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 30/1/2020

Module 2

  • Etiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Sagittal balance
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 13/2/2020

Module 3

  • Natural history
  • Classification and treatment approach
  • Bracing evidence
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 27/2/2020

Module 4

  • Bracing schools
  • Boston brace
  • Lyon brace
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 12/3/2020

Module 5

  • Clinical Guidelines to treatment
  • ART brace
  • PASB
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 26/3/2020

Module 6

  • Therapeutic protocols
  • Rigo Cheneau System
  • SPoRT concept – 1
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 16/4/2020

Module 7

  • SpineCor Brace
  • Secondary scoliosis
  • SPoRT concept – 2
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 7/5/2020

Module 8

  • Early-onset scoliosis
  • Surgery
  • SPoRT concept – 3
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 21/5/2019

Module 9

  • PSSE: actual evidence
  • Exercise schools
  • SEAS – 1
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 4/6/2020

Module 10

  • Schroth method
  • Barcelona school
  • SEAS – 2
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 18/6/2020

Module 11

  • Adult scoliosis
  • Adult idiopathic scoliosis: evaluation and therapeutic choices
  • SEAS – 3
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 9/7/2020

Module 12

  • Adult idiopathic scoliosis: conservative treatment
  • Adult idiopathic scoliosis: surgical treatment
  • Mixed Clinical Cases
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 23/7/2020


Summer Break

(Following dates need to be confirmed again)

Live session: 10/9/2020

  • Screening
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 24/9/2020

  • LBP and deformities
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 15/10/2020

  • Idiopathic scoliosis: psychological issues
  • Discussion Group sessions

 

Final exam: 15/10/2020 - 31/10/2020

Live session: 12/11/2020  

  •  Conclusion

 

Live sessions: 13.00 h - 14.00 h Italian time - Please take into account time differences due to local daylight-saving time in your country and in Italy

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