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Conservative management of scoliosis (PSSE, Bracing),

pre and post surgical rehabilitation 

for children, teens and adults

Andrea Lebel, Physiotherapist, MSc.PT

Certified in Scoliosis Schroth-PSSE Treatment

SSOL, BSPTS, Lyon Method, Asklepios

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

Andrea Lebel has been a practicing Physiotherapist since 1982, treating patients of all ages from all over Canada 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. 


She was the first Schroth Certified Physiotherapist in Canada and opened the first fully equipped Schroth Physiotherapy Clinic in Ottawa in May 2008. Her personal success with conservative management of Scoliosis reinforced her goal to enhance non-surgical physiotherapy methods for scoliosis rehabilitation.


Andrea has over 40 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, kyphosis, back disorders, and posture correction.  

Scoliosis Specific Certifications and achievements:

  • SSOL Schroth Physical Therapist and Certification Course Teacher

  • Schroth Method Teacher appointed by Christa Lehnert-Schroth (2014)

  • Lyon Method Certified and Course Teacher appointed by Dr. Jean Claude de Mauroy (2020)

  • BSPTS C2 PT, BSPTS Course Teacher appointed by Dr. Manuel Rigo (2017-2021)

  • Asklepios Schroth Certified PT (2008)

  • Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Certified Level 2 

  • SOSORT President Elect 2 (2021-2022) 

  • SOSORT Board member (2016-2022)

  • SOSORT Chair of Communications committee (2014-2020)

  • SOSORT presenter since 2013 (12 posters and podium)

  • SOSORT pre-course presenter, 2016, 2017, 2018, 

  • Publications: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders Journal

  • Founder of Scoliosis Awareness Walk Ottawa 2011-

  • Founder of Do No Harm Certification course 2009-

  Our Services:

  • Consultation

  • Assessment

  • Scoliosis Screening

  • Individual Treatment

  • Personalized exercise programs

  • Group Schroth Physiotherapy

  • Evidence-based treatment

  • Bracing expertise

Scoliosis Support Group of Ottawa
  • Support, inform, and empower patients diagnosed with Scoliosis.

  • Promote self-esteem.

  • Raise public awareness.

  • Educate about early detection and screening.

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