USA BSPTS region


The United States BSPTS Instructors have a strong history together.  Our experience as individual Schroth clinicians dates back to as early as 2004. After years of clinical practice, we began teaching courses under the curriculum of Dr. Rigo in 2010. We started our first US cooperative teaching group (Scoliosis Education Seminars) in 2013, which became Schroth Barcelona Institute, LLC in 2016. Schroth Barcelona Institute (SBI) now represents BSPTS – US group of instructors.

The SBI instructors have made great strides in the US to improve the education on quality, cost effective treatment for patients with scoliosis. SBI has held  62 courses for C1, 34 courses for C2, and as of the end of 2019, we have certified nearly 300 C1 therapists and over 250  C2 therapists. SBI students rate our courses highly for the organized and professional teaching style of the instructors. There are a growing number of US institutions sending therapists to SBI courses in order to implement high quality scoliosis care into their facilities.

In addition to having offered BSPTS curriculum to physical therapists,  SBI further promotes education for all health care professionals through short courses, university lectures, presentations at health care institutions, and courses at professional meetings such as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  All of the instructors have been active members and strong participants in the Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Treatment (SOSORT).   SBI also stays connected in the scoliosis community through Facebook, Linked-In, our quarterly newsletters to past students, and through our website

SBI currently has 5 US instructors. We teach our courses at our own local clinics and at host facilities around the country. We have monthly Skype meetings and annual in-person instructor retreats to stay connected and continue to improve the quality of our courses. We are supported by our part-time administrator who manages our website, and by our course lab and teaching assistants.


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

  • August 16-21, 2020    Boston, MA  Teacher: Amy Sbihli
  • Sep 14-19, 2020     Stevens Point, WI   Teacher: Beth Janssen
  • Sep 21-26, 2020    Milwaukee, WI   Teacher: Cindy Marti
  • Oct 21-26, 2020       New York, NY   Teacher: Hagit Berdishevsky
  • Nov 5-10, 2020      New York, NY    Teacher: Hagit Berdishevsky
  • Nov 2-7, 2020     San Jose, CA   Teacher: Beth Janssen
  • Nov 16-21, 2020   Milwaukee, WI    Teacher: Cindy Marti

BSPTS C2 course. Old programe


  • July 14-19, 2020     Stevens Point, WI   Teacher: Beth Janssen
  • Aug 3-8, 2020        Milwaukee, WI  Teacher: Cindy Marti
  • Sep 18-23, 2020    China Teacher: Hagit Berdishevsky
  • Oct 20-25, 2020    Boston, MA    Teacher: Amy Sbihli 
  • Oct 28-Nov 2, 2020  New York, NY   Teacher: Hagit Berdishevsky
  • Oct 27-Nov 1, 2020   Bryan, TX  Teacher: Hagit Berdishevsky

BSPTS Course level 2

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BSPTS Course level 3

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Beth Janssen


Amy Sbihli


Cindy Marti


Hagit Berdishevsky


Patti Orthwein

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