Dr. Hagit Berdishevsky, DPT
Schroth Teacher, Certified in Schroth Scoliosis Treatment
Practitioner, Lecturer, Educator in US, Europe, SE Asia
Dr. Hagit Berdishevsky, PT, DPT, Co-Founder and Teacher for Scoliosis and Spine Online Learning (SSOL), Asklepios Schroth Physical Therapist, BSPTS-Concept by Rigo Physical Therapist , Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Physical Therapist, and McKenzie (MDT) Physical Therapist, is Chair of the Education Committee of the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), and owner of the Scoliosis and Spine Physical Therapy Clinic in New York City (also known as SchrothNYC) and the יציבה טובה center in Israel. She specializes in scoliosis and spine rehabilitation for non-operative, pre-operative and post-operative patients of all ages.
Dr. Berdishevsky graduated in 1998 from the Wingate Institute’s Physical Education and Sports Science Program in Israel with a specialty in Postural Defects Cultivation. She received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College, part of the City University of New York, in 2005, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from St. Augustine University (Florida) in 2013, specializing in sports rehabilitation. In 2009 Dr. Berdishevsky became certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) by the McKenzie Institute. She was certified as a Schroth Physical Therapist by the Asklepios Katherina-Schroth Clinic in Germany in 2009 and as a Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) Physical Therapist in Spain in 2011.
Dr. Berdishevsky worked for 10 years at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) as an Advanced Clinician and, as the first certified Schroth therapist in New York City, introduced the Schroth practice to HSS. She then joined the staff of Columbia University Medical Center to institute and develop a Schroth clinic and served as Co-Director of the Nonoperative Care for Spine and Scoliosis Department. At the same time she developed her private clinic Scoliosis and Spine Physical Therapy Clinic in New York City (also known as SchrothNYC) and taught extensively around the world. She served as a Teacher for BSPTS-Concept by Rigo from 2013 to 2020, and co-developed and taught Pilates Adaptation for People with Scoliosis as well as Integrated Wisdom: Yoga Adaptation for People with Scoliosis since 2016.
In 2018 Dr. Berdishevsky co-founded Scoliosis and Spine Online Learning (SSOL), an online learning platform devoted to educating professionals in the scoliosis community. SSOL has a current reach of 73 countries and provides up-to-date evidence-based education from the world's foremost experts in the field of scoliosis and spinal conditions.
Dr. Berdishevsky regularly lectures on the topics of scoliosis, radiology, osteoporosis and all spine related topics at conferences and to community groups. Based both in New York City and Israel, she teaches throughout the United States and internationally.
Scoliosis Specific Certifications:
SSOL Schroth Teacher
Asklepios Schroth Certified
BSPTS Concept by Rigo Certified
BSPTS Concept by Rigo Teacher (2013-2020)
Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS)
McKenzie MDT PT
Chair of the Education Committee of the Intl Society of Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)