BSPTS Training Courses

BSPTS L1 Course

BSPTS Levels 1 – 3 are only open to Physiotherapists. Each level is 6 days (total of 18 days) and a minimum of 9 months time between Level 1 and Level 2 is required and a minimum of 6 months between Level 2 and Level 3.  This is to allow time for ingraining the new skills taught at each stage. Please note that completion of the Base course, either in person or on-line, is a prerequisite for attendance to Level 1.

Course Outline:

  • 3D Nature of Idiopathic Scoliosis: Review
  • General principles of scoliosis correction
  • General principles of the BSPTS-Schroth based technique and description-diagnosis of the 5 Basis clinical types with their main radiological criteria and compatibility
  • Terminology (BSPTS specific)
  • Exercises for physiotherapists – Integrating Directions and Terminology
  • Exercises for physiotherapists – Cuing, Feeling, Expanding, Activating
  • Definition of the Specific Principles of Correction for Posture, Expansion and Activation
  • Importance of Self-Elongation from 3D Corrected and Stable pelvis
  • Naming the Predefined Strategies of Correction for all the Basic types
  • Importance of Expansion + Activation Principles
  • Interactive Summary of the Concept
  • Coordination exercises and Stabilization exercises
  • Integration Principles
  • Across gravity key exercises
  • Integration into upright key exercises
  • Self-practice (Teacher/Therapist, Therapist Alone and Therapist/Therapist)
  • Demo sessions with a real patient
  • Guidelines to prepare for written examination and next L2 course

Upcoming Courses:

Melbourne: 11 – 16 October, 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19)