Non-Operative Treatment of Scoliosis – 6th Annual

Webinar Recorded November 5, 2020

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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

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
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis Bracing – 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

Accreditation Information

Accreditation Statement

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physical Therapy Accreditation

The Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy is approved by the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Program Description & Objectives

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.

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.  At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the current literature & latest information on Pediatric Orthopedic conditions.
  • Treat Certain Pediatric Orthopedic conditions in the primary care setting

Faculty

  • Elisabetta D’Agata, PhD

  • Kelly Grimes, DPT

  • James Sanders, MD

  • Benjamin Roye, MD, MPH

  • Amy Sbihli, MPT, DPT

  • John Tunney, BOCPO

  • James Wynne, CPO