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.
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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Upcoming Courses &Webinars
Lyon Method OPEN HOUSE Part 2
Invitation to all professionals to take part in the monthly interactive session on October 7th for Session 31.
Title: Epigenetics Scoliosis & Physiotherapy
Part two on
October 7th 10am EST
if you missed part 1 view the recording
Editorial title: Don't always blame your genes! Take control of your scoliosis
Contrary to what science and medicine believed about genetics until 5 years ago, genetic abnormalities in scoliosis account for only 15% of the scoliotic phenotype. 85% is linked to epigenetics. Epigenetics is the modulation of gene expression. The body has the ability to switch our genes on and off. Epigenetic mechanisms play an important role in regulating the transcription of genes coding for proteins involved in numerous signalling pathways, including the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts, osteoclasts and mesenchymal stem cells derived from the spinal cord. Epigenetic factors include DNA methylation, histone modification, non-coding RNAs and microRNAs. These epigenetic factors are correlated with the severity of scoliosis.
Epigenetics responds to environmental influences. By introducing positive stimulation, we can create positive changes. Environmental influences include everything our bodies are exposed to. From diet to exercise, from thoughts to emotions or even the amount of sunlight we are exposed to.
The Lyon method devotes a large part of its exercises to epigenetics through the stimulation of the postural system and the practice of sport. The "24 hours for the back" means that the environment must be adapted to scoliosis. 200 years of experience in scoliosis have made it possible to specify the frequency, mode, intensity and duration of exercises.
COURS: Scoliosis by CSM par Sonia Martinez PT, Ostéopathe D.O, Feldenkrais, PSSE, RPG, Schroth/BSPTS et mon approche professionnel
Je présente ce cours, après 35 ans d'expérience en travaillant très proche de la scoliose, d'abord du point de vue d'une personne atteinte de scoliose, puis du point de vue d'un thérapeute.
J'espère pouvoir vous transmettre la passion, l'illusion et la connaissance avec humilité dans ce domaine.
Ce cours convient aux physiothérapeutes et aux ostéopathes.
L'objectif de ces 4 Modules est de vous donner une vision globale et comment réagir aux différentes déviations de la colonne vertébrale, tant au niveau de la colonne vertébrale à la fois dans les cas de scoliose et de sagittal (hyperkyphose et hyperlordose).
Pour ceux d'entre vous qui ont déjà reçu une formation sur la scoliose, il vous donnera les outils pour aller plus loin dans les cas complexes.
Je vous encourage à entrer et à approfondir ce monde à partir de mon expérience et de ce que j'ai accumulé.
L'ordre d'entrée dans le cours se fera en fonction de l'ordre d'inscription au cours.
Le cours sera présenté pendant 6 week-ends consécutifs en ligne. Toutes les sessions seront enregistrées pour vous permettre d'étudier même si vous avez manqué un cours. Nous commencerons le 23 septembre à 9h00 HNE.
Sept 23, 2023
9 am EST
Sept 30, 2023
9 am EST
Oct, 7, 2023
9 am EST
Oct, 14, 2023
9 am EST
Oct, 21, 2023
9 am EST
Oct, 28, 2023
9 am EST
Did you miss it?
Dr. Kathryn Bacigalupo PT, DPT, GTS, SSOL Schroth Advanced Physical Therapist
Webinar Summary: While it is widely accepted that hypermobility is more common in the scoliosis population, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, an inherited hypermobility disorder, is still often overlooked and misunderstood by medical professionals. In this webinar, we will
review the basics relating to EDS/HSD, including the 13 different symptoms, the diagnostic criteria for hEDS, common signs and symptoms, common comorbidities, and when to refer out. We will discuss modifications to conservative treatment and management for patients present with both EDS/HSD and scoliosis, and review a case study demonstrating our approach to patient care for this patient population. By the end of this webinar, you should be able to better screen for EDS in your patients with scoliosis, and better understand how to modify your approach to respect both diagnoses.
with Dr. Louise Marcotte
Sept, 30, 2023
10 am EST
Conservative Treatment-Management for Patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder & Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Dr. Piet Van Loon
Etiology based approach of spinal deformities. Prevention in childhood reachable?
October 21st, 2023
10 am EST