Andrea Lebel, MSc PT

Schroth Instructor, Certified in Schroth Scoliosis Treatment

Practitioner, Lecturer, Educator in Canada, US, Europe, SE Asia

Andrea has been a practicing Physiotherapist since 1982, treating patients of all ages from all over Canada and internationally with a variety of back problems, Scoliosis and Hyperkyphosis as well as Postural dysfunctions.  Having Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) herself as a teenager, Andrea underwent conservative treatment in Europe, and has a deep understanding of what teenagers and their families go through when initially diagnosed. She treats all ages, including Early Onset Scoliosis, AIS, and Adult Scoliosis.

The first Schroth Certified Physiotherapist in Canada, Andrea opened the Scoliosis Physiotherapy & Posture Clinic in Ottawa, Canada in 2008,  the first fully equipped Schroth Physiotherapy centre in the country. Her personal success with conservative management of Scoliosis reinforced her goal to enhance non-surgical physiotherapy methods for scoliosis rehabilitation.

Andrea has over 35 years of clinical and hospital experience in all aspects of physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and exercise in orthopedics, geriatrics, and sports injuries. Her continuing education and research is now focused on scoliosis and back disorders.

PUBLICATIONS​​

  • “Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) based on the Schroth Method without bracing is an effective treatment for scoliosis in improving curves and avoiding surgery and should be offered as a treatment option in Canada: Case Series."

  • “Unexpected late progression of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) treated with short-term, aggressive, full-time bracing and Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) based on the Schroth Method with excellent preliminary result: Case Study.”

  • “Adult female with severe progressive scoliosis possibly secondary to benign tumor removal at age 3 treated with Scoliosis Specific Schroth Physiotherapy (SSSPT), after refusing surgery: Case Study."​

Scoliosis Specific Certifications:

  • Asklepios Schroth Certified

  • BSPTS C1 and C2 Certified

  • International BSPTS Concept by Rigo Teacher 

  • Lyon Method Certified

  • Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Level 1 and 2

  • Secretary and Board member of the Intl Society of Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY ON SCOLIOSIS ORTHOPEDIC & REHABILITATION TREATMENT (SOSORT)

Secretary, Board Member, Chairperson of Communications Committee

  • Poster presentations, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2018). SOSORT Course Presenter 1) “Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis cured with physiotherapy scoliosis specific exercises based on the Schroth method using BSPTS principles: 3 case reports"; 2) "Scoliosis specific physiotherapy following thoracic spinal fusion surgery to prevent further progression and avoid lumbar fusion surgery:  Case Report"; 3) "The immediate rotational effect of iliopsoas muscle activation during Schroth physiotherapy scoliosis specific exercises: a case series".

  • Poster Presentation, Lyons, France (2017). SOSORT Course Presenter. 1) "Hyperkyphosis Case Study"; 2) "Adult Scheuermann's Disease Treated by the Schroth Method Physiotherapy Case Study".

  • Banff, Canada (2016). "Preliminary Results of Schroth Physiotherapy in a Female Patient with Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Case Study"

  • Podium and Poster presentations, Katowice, Poland (2015). 1) “Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) based on the Schroth Method without bracing is an effective treatment for scoliosis in improving curves and avoiding surgery and should be offered as a treatment option in Canada: Case Series."; 2) “Unexpected late progression of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) treated with short-term, aggressive, full-time bracing and Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) based on the Schroth Method with excellent preliminary result: Case Study."; 3) “Adult female with severe progressive scoliosis possibly secondary to benign tumor removal at age 3 treated with Scoliosis Specific Schroth Physiotherapy (SSSPT), after refusing surgery: Case Study."​
  • Poster and Podium presentation, Wiesbaden, Germany (2014). “Rib index, an objective measure to document changes of the rib hump deformity in a Risser 4 progressive AIS patient treated with the Schroth method”.

  • Podium presentation, Chicago, USA (2013). “Preliminary result of 4 years of Conservative Management Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis, Case Report”.

  • Milan, Italy  (2012). SEAS Course

  • Barcelona, Spain (2011). SOSORT Course

  • Montreal, Canada (2010).

  • Lyon, France (2009).

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