Scoliosis and Spine Online Learning (SSOL) is committed to providing current, science-based education and training in the field of scoliosis and other spinal conditions. We provide education and support to health care professionals and the patients and families they serve.
SSOL webinars and courses are presented by the world's foremost authorities reaching nearly 100 countries across six continents... and our SSOL community continues to grow.
We welcome patients, families, medical professionals, researchers and others who work in the field of scoliosis and spine health to join us on this collaborative platform for both virtual and in-person learning.
SSOL Schroth Certification Courses
SSOL, through its pathway to certification as an SSOL Schroth Physical Therapist and then as an SSOL Schroth Advanced Physical Therapist, seeks to train physical therapists worldwide in a proven method of physical therapy for the conservative treatment of scoliosis and other spinal conditions.
In recognition of the international need for qualified professionals to treat individuals with scoliosis and other spinal conditions, SSOL employs a broad approach to educating and training qualified physical therapists and maintains the highest professional standards in recruiting and training its teachers to educate these PTs.
SSOL operates on a core belief that the lifeblood of any organization is the inclusion of new individuals who will bring fresh ideas and energy, thereby promoting the organization’s vitality and growth. That growth must be calibrated to the needs of the scoliosis community and in particular the needs of individuals with scoliosis and other spinal conditions.
From Schroth-Cheneau to Lyon Method-ARTBrace: Practicing PSSE with Coupled Movements Detorsion
The 100 years old Schroth method is the best known internationally and has made remarkable progress in the non-surgical orthopedic treatment of scoliosis and juvenile kyphosis. It may seem sufficient to many physiotherapists; however, its results have not been sufficient to convince many surgeons. There are many reasons for this:
The Schroth method was originally designed to avoid braces and is based on mechanical correction of the deformity. Today, it incorporates polyethylene braces that are more or less based on the same curvature classification. From the beginning, 200 years ago, the Lyon method combined postural exercises and mechanical correction devices.
The basis of the exercises of the Lyon method is indeed the stimulation of the postural system. This stimulation of the postural system is carried out according to the stage of maturation and by stimulating the four tracts of the extra-extrapyramidal system in static and dynamic. Currently, numerous publications and experiments have confirmed the delayed maturation of the postural system in idiopathic scoliosis. Dr Jean Claude de Mauroy will present more details during the webinar.
April 15, 2023
(10:00 AM EST)
Bridging the Information Gap Between Families & Health Care Practitioners
Follow Dr. Derek Lee's attempt at navigating scoliosis treatment for his son from diagnosis to bracing to PSSE and chiropractic to eventual vertebral body tethering (VBT) non-fusion scoliosis surgery.
Dr. Lee reviews the steps he followed to filter through scoliosis misinformation to find treatment consensus. These steps included reaching out to top orthotists, physiotherapists, chiropractors and spine surgeons from around the world in search of accurate scoliosis treatment information.
Dr. Lee then created his "Scoliosis Spine Surgeon Interviews" YouTube channel to curate long format interviews from these expert scoliosis health care practitioners to share and educate families and parents affected by scoliosis. To further bridge the scoliosis information gap, Dr. Lee launched his "Navigating Scoliosis" Facebook group to connect families directly with scoliosis healthcare practitioners.
May 7, 2023
(10:00 AM EST)
The Lyon Method Certification Course
with Dr. Jean-Claude de Mauroy, MD
Dr. Jean-Claude de Mauroy teaches his Lyon Method for orthopaedic non-surgical treatment of scoliosis and other vertebral deviations on the SSOL platform. This course gets back to basics as de Mauroy engages in classic face-to-face training with his students over two and a half days.
The course is intended for all those who want to acquire specialized knowledge in the field of vertebral deviation treatment and understand the physiopathological and biomechanical basis of these treatments.
By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze each pathological situation and develop the most appropriate therapeutic management. It is not a question of simply imitating exercises but of acquiring the necessary skills to choose the most suitable exercise or construct the most appropriate brace.
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