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, about which, an 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 lectures at the end of each module, the lecturer will answer questions and ask students to express their views on any controversial issues. Furthermore, participants can interact live in a chat and polls are opened for voting on treatment options suggested and decision-making on clinical cases.

The first Module is published on January 13th, 2022

The 2022 program

Module 1 

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

Live session: 27/1/2022

Module 2

  • Aetiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Sagittal balance
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 10/2/2022

Module 3

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

Live session: 03/3/2022

Module 4

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

Live session: 17/3/2022

Module 5

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

Live session: 31/3/2022

Module 6

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

Live session:  21/4/2022

Module 7

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

Live session: 12/5/2022

Module 8

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

Live session: 26/5/2022

Module 9

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

Live session: 09/6/2022

Module 10

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

Live session: 23/6/2022

Module 11

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

Live session: 7/7/2022

Module 12

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

Live session: 21/7/2022

Module 13 - Summer Break

  • Patient perspective
  • Surgery in early-onset scoliosis

The Live appointments after the summer break need to be re-confirmed again

Live session:  8/9/2022

Module 14

  • Screening
  • Discussion Group sessions 

Live session: 22/9/2022

Module 15

  • LBP and deformities
  • Discussion Group sessions

Live session: 6/10/2022

Module 16

  • Idiopathic scoliosis: psychological issues
  • Discussion Group sessions


Final exam: 6/10/2022 - 23/10/2022

Live session: 3/11/2022

  •  Conclusions given by the Teaching Staff


Live sessions: 1pm - 2pm Rome local 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 


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