Andrea Lebel, BSPTS C1 & C2 Instructor

Practitioner, Lecturer, Educator in Canada, US, Europe, SE Asia

Scoliosis Specific Certifications:

  • BSPTS Certified C1 and C2
  • Asklepios Schroth Certified
  • Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) Certified Level 1 and 2
  • International BSPTS Certified Instructor
  • Board member and Secretary of the Intl Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)

Andrea Lebel treats patients of all ages with a variety of back problems, Scoliosis and Hyperkyphosis, as well as Postural dysfunctions from all over Canada at her clinic, the Scoliosis Physiotherapy and Posture Clinic in Ottawa.  With over 35 years of clinical and hospital experience in all aspects of physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and exercise in orthopaedics, geriatrics, and sports injuries, Andrea’s clinical practice, continuing education and research is now focused exclusively on scoliosis, kyphosis, back disorders, and posture correction.   Andrea treats all ages, including Early Onset Scoliosis, AIS, and Adult Scoliosis, with a particular deep understanding of what teenagers and their families go through when initially diagnosed. 


Andrea was the first Schroth Certified Physiotherapist in Canada and opened the first fully equipped Schroth Physiotherapy Clinic in Ottawa in May 2008. Her personal success with the conservative management of Scoliosis reinforced her complementary goal to promote non-surgical physiotherapy methods for scoliosis treatment and rehabilitation with lectures and presentations to children’s hospitals, health care practitioners, and high schools. Andrea actively organizes Scoliosis Awareness Walks to raise funds for hospital EOS equipment, has established scoliosis support groups for patients and families, and extended awareness and education throughout the country with her growing online social media presence, and online teaching webinars.  Through her SOSORT Board activities over the past decade, Andrea has presented over 10 podium presentations and posters, published Scoliosis case studies, and cultivated an international network of physical therapists, orthotists, and key stake holders in scoliosis. 

Since 2018, Andrea has certified 28 BSPTS C1 physical therapists in Canada and Taiwan, with planned 2020 C1 and C2 certification in Canada, Taiwan, and Brazil, dates and locations advertised on her website at


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.


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

BSPTS Course Level 1

2020 Level 1 COURSES

  • POSTPONED TO 2021. Soon new dates (December 01-06, 2020)  Ottawa, Canada  Teacher: Andrea Lebel 

2021 Level 1 COURSES

  • Nov 30-Dec 5, 2021  Ottawa, Canada  Teacher: Andrea Lebel 

BSPTS C2 course. Old programe


  • June 21-27, 2021  Ottawa, Canada  Teacher: Andrea Lebel 

BSPTS Course level 2

Soon you will have the dates

BSPTS Course level 3

Soon you will have the dates

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Andrea Lebel

Contact and more information

Andrea Lebel
Scoliosis Physiotherapy and Posture Centre
231 McLeod St.
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0X9
Phone: 1+613+795-2144

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