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ISPO Short Course on the Orthotic Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
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15/11/2018 to 17/11/2018
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Where: CMC Vellore
Contact: Aratatran Patra

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ISPO organizes a Short Course on the Orthotic Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis on 15-17 November 2018 in Vellore, India.


Some 120 professionals from physicians to orthotists and physical therapists are expected to attend the meeting conducted by the ISPO Faculty composed of:

  • John R. Fisk, MD
  • Jennifer Fawcett, CO
  • Carol Hentges, CO
  • Shane Keaveny, Orthotic Technician

Looking into the Management of Moderate Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), the progamme will cover the following issues:

  • Anatomical review of the spine.
  • Biomechanics of normal spine.
  • Introduction to AIS: definition, epidemiology, terminology, classification and possible etiology (under investigation).
  • Biomechanics and clinical features of scoliotic spine.
  • Clinical assessments of AIS: physical examinations, radiographic examinations and growth potential assessment.
  • Management of AIS: non-surgical approach (observation, orthotic management and scoliosis specific exercise therapy) and surgical approach (brief introduction).

It will feature workshops for:

  • Orthotists: demonstration and practice on assessment, measurement, casting, rectification, fabrication, fitting, patient education and outcome measure.
  • Physiotherapists: introduction and demonstration of scoliosis specific exercise therapy.
  • Physicians: Radiograph interpretation and case presentation

In addition to dedicated workshops, clinical cases will be discussed among the participants. 


See the draft programme here.

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