The 9th Annual Pediatric Spine: Best in Class Non-operative treatment for Scoliosis CME is an opportunity to learn about state of the art, non-operative treatment of scoliosis across the ages. Patients with juvenile and adolescent scoliosis have many treatment options including physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises and Rigo Cheneau type bracing. Experts from CUIMC Center for the nonoperative treatment of spine and scoliosis and visiting lecturers will share their experience in presentations and will demonstrate best practices. This year’s CME hosts many guest speakers from around the world.
Amongst the many guest speakers we are excited to have:
· Dr, Manuel Rigo will speak on the advancements surrounding bracing.
· Dr. James Sanders will speak regarding the Sanders score and other growth markers
· Meghan Glahn, CPO returns to discuss the importance of social support around bracing compliance.
· Kathryn Bacigalupo, DPT speak about the role connective tissue disorders such as EDS plays in this population.
· Grant Wood, CPO who will talk about the role of adult bracing.
· Hagit Berdishevsky, DPT will discuss her her latest work surrounding developing BPG for PSSE and adults with scoliosis and pain.
· Kelly Grimes, speaking on behalf of SOSORT and the benefits of joining the rapidly growing scientific society
· Leah Stoltz – returns to speak on #notadeformity movement and Curvy Girls new book
CUIMC faculty will also be discussing the advancements in tethering and its role for this population, the role of nighttime bracing, other non-operative interventional procedures for pain management, the role and benefits of prehab for improved post-op recovery, how motivational interviewing can add valuable insight into your patients overall psyche and mental health, the role of group class and incorporating yoga and pilates into your practice, and the latest research available surrounding PSSE and bracing.
Participants will emerge with a renewed appreciation of the three-dimensional aspects of scoliosis and the full gamut of modern treatment options. The faculty and speakers are the most experienced in the field, bringing expertise in bracing, casting, and therapy for childhood scoliosis. We will also address concerns about scoliosis after skeletal maturity. This activity is designed for providers who are treating patients with scoliosis and would like to assess the risk versus benefits of surgical treatments and non-operative treatments. Physical therapists, orthotists and physicians are strongly encouraged to attend.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
• Discuss the role of tethering in this population
• Describe growth markers and the role they play
• Discuss how EDS and hypermobility can affect your treatment plan for this population
• Identify the role of bracing for this population
• Promote and appreciate the patient initiated #notadeformity movement
• Discuss surrounding evidence of PSSE and bracing