BSPTS Basic Course: Knowledge of Spinal Deformities
The BASIC course is 3 days, available in person or online. Previously this content was incorporated into C1. A passing exam is required to continue training with LEVEL 1 course.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Physical Therapists, Orthotists, Doctors, Allied Health Medical Professionals, Chiropractors, Wellness providers; Exercise Physiologists. Open to the public at large.
Fundamental understanding scoliosis and hyperkyphosis
Overview of basic science, evaluation, indications for treatment and referral
Explanation about the PT role coordination of care
Differentiation of physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercise vs. general PT
Descriptions for “safe practices” for entry level therapists
References provided related to recent research on conservative management of scoliosis.
The instructor hopes to improve the early detection, evaluation, and intervention for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, Scheuermann’s disease, and adult-onset scoliosis in order to facilitate best practices for clinicians seeing these patients.
Scoliosis and hyperkyphosis are often under-diagnosed and under-treated conditions in both children and adults. Whereas treatment for these conditions requires hands-on advanced continuing education, clinicians will benefit from improved understanding of diagnostic criteria of scoliosis and hyperkyphosis, including: identifying clinical signs of scoliosis and hyperkyphosis in adults and children, referring for x-ray diagnosis, coordinating care based upon key variables, and applying protective principles for scoliosis and hyperkyphosis in the clinical setting.