Training program for doctors

Plan of training course „Diagnostics of postural defects, scoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease according to FITS Method (Functional Induvidual Therapy of Scoliosis), selection of exercises, indications for bracing and surgery”

Instructors:

  • Med.Sc.D. Marianna Białek (physiotherapists), Physiotherapy Office – Jawor
  • MPhty, D.O. ( Diploma in Osteopathy, motor rehabilitation specialist), CRM” Terapeuta” – Kielce
  • prof. MD Tomasz Kotwicki, , University of Medical Sciences in Poznań (orthopedist), Clinic of Infantile Orthopedics and Traumatology in Poznań.
Place of the training course:
„Promyk Słońca” in Wrocław: https://www.promykslonca.pl/szkolenia-i-konferencje contact person - Małgorzata Marchewka tel. +48785187615 or +48717950950, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Purpose of the course:
  • Clinical examination learning of patients with postural defects, scoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease.
  • How to recognize first symptoms of these diseases, what kind of additional tests should be done and where to refer the patient after diagnosis.
  • How to assess leg shortening – functional or structural, assessment of foot and knee condtitions (varus, valgus, hiperextension).Insoles – to use or not, when to use. Types of insoles.,
  • X-ray analysis: how to measure Cobb angle, rotation angle according to Raimondi, assessment of skeletal maturity using Risser test, primary and secondary scoliosis, wedge-shaped and butterfly vertebrae.
  • Bracing treatment: when to recommend a bracing, choice of brace, how long it should be used, when and how to discontinue, how to combine it with exercises?
  • Surgical treatment – indications for surgery, choice of metod, preparation for surgery, post-surgical procedures,
  • Demonstration of therapy’s effects, way of correction and abilities of clinical and radiological changes in scoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease patients.

 

Course plan:

I DAY:
  • 15,00 – 16,30 Patomechanics of scoliosis, Scheuermann’s disease (M.Białek).
  • 16,30 – 16,45 Break.
  • 16,45 – 17,15 History and Demonstration of FITS Method – 30 min. (A. M’hango, M. Białek).
  • 17,15 - 18,30 Foot and knee deformities (Białek) Sensomotoric, spiral construction of the foot – theory (M’hango)
  • 18,30 – 19,15 Sensomotoric – practical part (M’hango).
II DAY:
  • 09,00 – 10,15 Clinical examination of patients with postural defects, scoliosis or Scheuermann disease – demonstration of examination and therapy according to FITS metod done by instructors ( Białek, M’hango).
  • 10,15 – 10,30 Lunch break.
  • 10,30 – 11,30 Clinical examination of patients done by participants (practical part).
  • 11,30 -12,15 X-ray analysis (Cobb angle measurement, vertebral rotation angle – Raimondi, Perdiolle’a) theoretical part – X-ray analysis. (Białek).
  • 12,15 – 12,30 Break.
  • 12,30 – 13,45 Assessment of pelvis and leg shortening. Functional and structural shortening, recommendation for insole yes/no (M’hango).
  • 13,45 – 15,00 Break
  • 15,00 – 16,30 Surgical treatment for scoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease (Kotwicki)
  • 16,30 -16,45 Break
  • 16,45 – 18,00 Bracing treatment for scoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease (Kotwicki).
III DAY:
  • 09,00 – 09,45 Conservative treatment of postural defects,scoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease – exercises selection in non-bracing treatment, exercises in brace, exercises before and after surgery (Białek).
  • 09,45 – 10,30 Scoliosis treatment effects based on X-ray (Białek).
  • 10,30 – 10,45 Break
  • 10,45 – 12,30 Correction patterns for single and double scoliosis according to FITS Method - sagittal, frontal and transverse plane (Białek)
  • 12,30 – 12,45 Break
  • 12,45 – 13,30 Chest deffects: funnel chest, shoemaker's chest, pigeon-chest emphysematous chest (Białek)
  • 13,30 – 14,00 Fascia. Using the Myofascial Meridians Concept for the treatment of scoliosis (Białek)
  • 14,00 – 14,45 Elements of myofascial therapy- practical part (Białek. M’hango).

Please equip yourself with: X-rays of scoliosis patients, Bunell scoliometer, wooden ruler 30 cm, changeable shoes.