Dr. Rigo's Interview in Chinese. What is BSPTS-Concept by Rigo?(By Chin-Yen Tseng and Yumin Ding)

The Asia-Pacific region has 6 passionate Rigo Concept (BSPTS) Teachers who run courses locally and internationally.  Collectively we are a team sharing >40 years of scoliosis knowledge between us.  We love educating our fellow practitioners about all things scoliosis so please don’t hesitate in asking us to present a course in your country.


Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS)

BSPTS is a schoolcreated to offer education to Physiotherapists in treating patients with scoliosis and other spinal disorders, according to the general principles of the so called Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises–PSSE (SOSORT Guidelines).

The Barcelona School was founded by Elena Salvá, a Catalan Physiotherapist, who introduced the German ‘Schroth Method’ in Barcelona during the 60’s.

Thus, BSPTS, was initially inspired and based on the original physiotherapy method created by Katharina Schroth in 1921.

The Schroth method became popular in Germany through K. Schroth’s daughter, Christa Lehnert-Schroth. Elena Salvá learned from both women before bringing the method to Barcelona.

At the late 80’s, Dr. Manuel Rigo and his wife, Dr. Gloria Quera Salvá, Elena’s daughter, started educating Spanish Physiotherapists in accordance with Lehnert-Schroth and Dr. H.R. Weiss methodology, Christa’s son. BSPTS was certifying physiotherapists, National and International, under the name of Schroth until the end of 2008.

Since then, three different branches emerged, the ISST from A.M. Hennes; Best Practice, From Dr. H-R- Weiss; and the BSPTS-Concept by Rigo. These three branches are based, on some way, in the original Schroth method, but nowadays, they can be considered relevantly different, conceptually as well as technically.

BSPTS has evolved paying attention to three spheres of knowledge:

  • Specific knowledge on Scoliosis and other spinal disorders
  • The BSPTS-Concept by Rigo. Based on four general principles: Three-dimensional stable postural correction; Expansion Technique; Muscle activation and Integration.
  • The BSPTS-Technique. Based on different touching formats (feeling format, passive-active format, inducing format, dissociating format, activation format, integration format)

BSPTS’s proposal is about helping the physiotherapist to find a balance between these three spheres of knowledge.


Download: BSPTS Concept by Rigo Educational Program English


To be physiotherapist specialized in scoliosis and other spinal disorders

General Objectives of the BSPTS-Concept by Rigo certification course:

  • Give the physiotherapist specific information and knowledge about scoliosis (assessment, natural history, prognosis and treatment) to become a qualified member of a multidisciplinary team according to SOSORT Guidelines.
  • Encourage thinking and critical/constructive reasoning when facing the different theories on the causes and development of scoliosis, the assessment systems and the treatment strategies, mainly non-surgical (Rehabilitation and Bracing).

Basic knowledge on scoliosis and other alterations of the spine

ONLINE course

Addressed to all health professionals interested in acquiring specific basic knowledge on scoliosis and other spinal disorders.


Three days course, 24 hours, combining lecture on theoretical and practical knowledge

BSPTS Course Level 1

General Principles of the BSPTS-Concept by Rigo; Specific principles of Correction; Pre-defined Strategies of Correction according to Rigo Classification and Basic Unloading Starting Positions and Integration in Loading Positions.

BSPTS Course Level 2

BSPTS-Concept by Rigo applied to loading and advanced exercises. Treatment supervision.

BSPTS Course Level 3

BSPTS-Concept by Rigo for adult complex patients and post-surgery complications. Strategies for management of patients forming little groups. The Rigo-Chêneau brace concept.


Date: No planned in person currently.  The Base course may be completed on-line at any time through this website.


BSPTS Base Course face to face in Taiwan 2023

  • Jan 6-8, 2023 – Taipei – Taiwan

(3 days, 9am – 6pm each day)

Teacher: Yumin Ding



  • Feb 26-28, 2023 – Taiwan

(3 days, 9am – 6pm each day)

Teacher: Chin-Yen Tseng


Dates 2023

Rigo Concept BSPTS Course Level 1

Dates 2023

BSPTS Course C2 (old program)

C2 Course China, Beijing: 30th of May – 4th of June 2023

BSPTS Course level 2

Dates 2023


  • Aug 22-27, 2023 – Kaohsiung – Taiwan

(6 days, 9am – 6pm each day)

Teacher: Yumin Ding

BalanSpine Scoliosis Clinic



  • Oct 5-10, 2023 –  Hsinchu, Taiwan

(6 days, 9am – 6pm each day)

UprightCome Scoliosis Clinic

Teacher: Chin-Yen Tseng


BSPTS Course level 3

Date: coming soon in 2023


BSPTS Level 1

  • Jan 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2024 – Busan, South Korea – Teacher: Sungyoung Yoon –
  • Feb 23-28, 2024 – Kaohsiung, Taiwan – Teacher: Yumin Ding –
  • April 29-May 4, 2024 – Melbourne, Australia – Teacher: Rebecca Harding –
  • May 13-18, 2023 – Davao, Philippines – Teacher: Dennis Gutierrez –
  • June 5 – 10, 2024 – Hsinchu, Taiwan – Teacher: Chin-Yen Tseng –
  • June 10-15, 2024 – Las Piñas City, Philippines – Teacher: Dennis Gutierrez –
  • July 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2024– Busan, South Korea – Teacher: Sungyoung Yoon –
  • Oct 8-13, 2024 – Hsinchu, Taiwan – Teacher: Chin-Yen Tseng –
  • Oct 8-13, 2024– Kaohsiung, Taiwan – Teacher: Yumin Ding –

BSPTS Level 2

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Larry Cohen


Chin-Yen Tseng

China, Taiwan
Rebecca Harding photo Dec 2019

Rebecca Harding


Yumin Ding

China, Taiwan

SungYoung Yoon

South Korea
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Dennis Gutierrez


Contact and more information

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Rebecca Harding
Scoliosis Physiotherapy
667 High Street, East Kew, Melbourne, VIC 3102, Australia


Contact and more information

Larry Cohen
Upright Care
Suite 8, Level 1/97 Grafton St, Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW 2022, Australia


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