Non-Operative Treatment of Scoliosis – 6th Annual

Webinar / Nov 5, 2020 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

Schroth physical therapist working with scoliosis patient

Join us to learn about state of the art, non-operative treatment of scoliosis.

Patients with juvenile and adolescent scoliosis have vastly expanded treatment options, including scoliosis specific physical therapy and advanced bracing. Experts at Columbia’s program in conservative scoliosis treatment and guest lecturers will share their experience during this interactive webinar. Program highlights include:

  • Scoliosis Update / #CureAIS
  • Physiotherapy for Scoliosis
  • Advances in Bracing
  • Current Controversies

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Course Directors

  • Prachi Bakarania, DPT

    Co-Director, Non-Operative Care for Spine and Scoliosis

    Portrait of Prachi Bakarania, DPT
  • Amber Sentel Mizerik, PA-C

    Pediatric Orthopedics & Spine Care

    Portrait of Amber Sentel Mizerik, PA-C
  • Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH

    Chief, Pediatric Orthopedics & Spine

    Portrait of Dr. Michael Vitale

Seminar Agenda

I. Scoliosis Update

  • #CureAIS – Michael Vitale, MD
  • Research Directions: How can we make non-surgical care more powerful? – James Sanders, MD
  • Balancing Innovation and Patient Success: Case of AVBT – Michael Vitale, MD
  • Discussion – Q&A

II. Non-Operative Interventions – Bracing & PSSE

  • What Have We Learned from 3D In-Brace X-Ray? – Benjamin Roye, MD
  • What is the Ideal Brace? – John Tunney, BOCPO
  • Boston 3D Brace – James Waynne, CPO
  • Can Different Schools of PSSE Work Well Together? – Prachi Bakarania, DPT; Kelly Grimes, DPT
  • Discussion – Q&A

IV. The Big Picture

  • Psychology and Scoliosis: Why is it important? – Elisabetta D'Agata, PhD
  • Cultivating A High Performing Scoliosis Care Team – Amy Sbihli, DPT
  • Discussion – Q&A

Program Information

This activity is designed for providers who treat patients with scoliosis and would like to better assess the risks versus benefits of surgical and non-operative treatments. Physical therapists as well as physicians are strongly encouraged to attend.

CME and CEU accrediation for this seminar is pending. There is no cost to attend this event.


  • Elisabetta D’Agata, PhD

  • Kelly Grimes, DPT

  • James Sanders, MD

  • Benjamin Roye, MD, MPH

  • Amy Sbihli, MPT, DPT

  • John Tunney, BOCPO

  • James Wynne, CPO