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Torsional Spine Deformity: Changing The Way We Think About Scoliosis Treatment (CAD)
Monday, September 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings


A 3-D approach to treating scoliosis according to the principles of the Schroth Method and the importance of understanding these planes of movement to improve the quality of life of our scoliotic patients. 1 CCU 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the Schroth Method as a specialized treatment for patients with spinal deformities;
2. Understand the distinction between traditional physical therapy and scoliosis-specific treatment methods;
3. Identify the basic curve patterns and why this is important before treatment is initiated;
4. Appreciate the principles of 3 dimensional treatment and the importance of PSSE in achieving the best outcomes;
5. Understand the research surrounding the benefits of PSSE with and without bracing

Danielle Vernon, PT has spent the last 4 years becoming a Certified Schroth Scoliosis Specialist in multiple schools of focus including the Barcelona-Schroth Method, ISST (German) and SSOL Schools. She has been a manually trained NAIOMT and McKenzie therapist for 20+ years, clinical instructor and educator, ergonomist and inventor of an upright postural support called the Backbone Cushion. Currently she owns a boutique practice, called ScolioAustin, where she focuses solely on the treatment of children and adults with spinal deformities using the Schroth Method, originally developed in Germany.

6:00 Business Meeting and Announcements
6:30-7:30  Introduction and CCU Presentation


CAD Quarterly Meetings and online CCU offerings are free for all but please consider supporting our district students with a donation for Student Scholarships. Suggested donation $10. Donation may be added on the registration page. Can't attend the meeting but still want to donate, click here.

CAD provides financial support to district PT/PTA students to attend professional meetings in order to enhance their education and leadership development. Studies show that students who attend a professional conference are more likely to stay involved in their professional organization once graduated.

Registration is part of the attendance process, you must register before the deadline in order to receive credit.

Additional Locations
Live Online Only

Cancellation Policy 

Additional Information and Registration
You must register for the meeting. Registration is used in the attendance verification process. Registration closes at noon (CST) on 9/20/2021. In order to receive credit, you must be logged in for the full course and complete the course evaluation here. Credits will be issued no later than October 4, 2021. Please allow until then for processing. You will log in to the same account used for registering to retrieve your transcript. Please wait until after that date to contact TPTA if your CCUs have not posted on your transcript. Please check your email, including SPAM folder for your confirmation that includes the meeting login information. The subject of the email is "Torsional Spine Deformity: Changing The Way We Think About Scoliosis Treatment (CAD)".

Registration closed.

Contact: Keri Jackson, PT at [email protected]