SSOL Schroth Pathway to Certification

        SSOL Schroth’s pathway to certification begins with an in-depth academic course that educates students in the fundamentals of scoliosis and spinal conditions.   

         Upon completion of this online course, the pathway continues with two separate six-day in-person workshops, Practical Part 1 (P1) and Practical Part 2 (P2), that focus on the practical aspects of assessment and treatment.  

        Physical therapists who complete P1 will be certified as SSOL Schroth Physical Therapists and those who successfully complete the entire pathway will be certified as SSOL Schroth Advanced Physical Therapists.

Physical therapists with certifications from other Schroth-based programs may be able to bypass the Introduction course or P1 upon approval of SSOL.

Any previous certifications to bypass Introduction Course or P1 Course can be submitted for approval.
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SSOL Schroth P1 and P2 Registrant Benefits

Students

Free Quarterly SSOL Schroth Webinars for all SSOL Certified and Registered PTs and PTAs

Open to all SSOL Schroth Therapists and all PTs who have enrolled in one or more of the SSOL courses that are part of the pathway (and to other PTs by invitation).

Presented by SSOL co-founders, Andrea Lebel, Hagit Berdishevsky, or special guest.

Quarterly webinars will cover current topics in scoliosis and spinal conditions and will allow SSOL Schroth  Physical Therapists and SSOL Schroth Advanced Physical Therapists to remain up-to-date with the latest science-based knowledge.

All certified therapists will be included in an international directory.

Testimonials

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"Want to tell you again how incredibly helpful the pre-course material is. Very much thought through, great detail, and helpful examples. The flow and organization of how the material builds on itself is great"

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This course reminded me to continue practicing new ideas and options. It reminded me to not remain rigid in working with patients. I am excited to apply the new variations and ideas to my patients when I return next week. I would not hesitate to emphatically recommend this course to anyone who was considering or asked me about it.

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This was one of the best learning experiences of my career so far. I feel like I have such a good understanding of scoliosis and how to work with people with scoliosis. I would absolutely recommend this course. Hagit has an incredible understanding of scoliosis and is such a powerful teacher.

COURSES

SSOL Schroth Introduction to Scoliosis and Spinal Conditions

Prerequisite:

  • None - Open to all health care and fitness professionals and anyone interested in learning more about the three-dimensional nature of spinal pathologies.

Description:

  • 24-hour online course.

  • Covers the science of scoliosis and spinal conditions, etiology, pathogenesis and pathomechanism, progression factors, clinical and radiological assessments, introduction to adult spinal deformities, activities of daily living and sport, overview of bracing and surgery.

  • Certificate of Completion provided upon passing online exam.

  • Prerequisite to Practical Part 1 (P1).

  • Optional Add-on:

    • Prep Package - Access to 200 exam prep questions and comprehensive summaries of each module

USD $250

Fee: 

 

Practical Part 1 (P1) Course

Pre-requisite:

  • Certificate of Completion of online course Introduction to Scoliosis and Spinal Conditions (or equivalent), issued no earlier than 18 months prior to P1.

Description:

  • 6-day in person course.

  • Open to PTs and also to PTAs who work with a PT certified by any Schroth-based school.

  • Includes labs, lectures and patient demonstrations.

  • Covers Schroth-based principles for treating scoliosis and spinal conditions, basic exercises for each curve type (full hanging, semi-hanging, supine, prone on knees, prone on stool, side lying, sitting, standing, Schroth walk), clinical and radiological evaluation, individual treatment plans, team approach to treatment, adult spinal deformity.

  • Certification as an SSOL Schroth Physical Therapist upon passing exam.

  • Certification valid for 3 years.

Registration Instructions:

       Fill in your registration details then e-mail the completed form to your corresponding instructor.

Fee: 

USD $2,500

*2023 Course Fee: USD $2800

 
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Practical Part 2 (P2) Course

Pre-requisite:

  • Successful completion of P1, followed by a minimum of one full year of clinical practice before enrolling in P2.  However, P1 certification expires after three (3) years and for permanent certification, P2 must be completed within that three-year period.

Description:

  • 6-day in person course.

  • Open to PTs and PTAs who have completed P1 (or equivalent).

  • Includes labs, lectures and hands-on treatment of patients.

  • Submission of case study

  • Covers in-depth, hands-on evaluation and treatment skills working one-on-one with patients, improving competency, post-operative treatment.

  • Permanent certification as an SSOL Schroth Advanced Physical Therapist upon passing 1 practical and 1 written exam.

Registration Instructions:

       Fill in your registration details then e-mail the completed form to your corresponding instructor.

Fee: 

USD $2,500

*2023 Course Fee: USD $2800

 
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Our Experience Sets Us Apart

SSOL Schroth is unique among schools that train and certify physical therapists utilizing the principles of the Schroth method.

Its co-founders, Andrea Lebel and Hagit Berdishevsky, were personally mentored by Christa Lehnert-Schroth, who encouraged them to use her Schroth name to educate the world on the benefits of her profound method.  In addition, both co-founders studied under Dr. Manuel Rigo and were certified teachers for BSPTS for many years.  Andrea and Hagit learned the best from these mentors and others, and drew from their own years of experience as dedicated clinicians and teachers, in order to create  SSOL Schroth. 

SSOL Schroth honors the original intentions and principles of PSSE and takes the best from many methods to create a single cohesive, accessible, effective and inspiring approach.

Each of our Educators are licensed Physical Therapists and leaders in the field of scoliosis and spinal pathology.

We invite you to learn more about our team!

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