Welcome to Schroth-Barcelona Institute
To promote high-quality scoliosis education to professionals in order to improve the care of patients with scoliosis.
What We Do
We are focused on providing classes to train Physical Therapists in the Schroth Method. We provide scoliosis patients a central directory of Schroth trained therapists to facilitate connections for treatment.
What is BSPTS
BSPTS is the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School founded by Dr. Manuel Rigo in 2009. The school teaches physical therapists the original Schroth principles and advanced concepts in scoliosis.
The BSPTS program teaches 3-D scoliosis treatment according to the principles of Katharina and Christa Lehnert Schroth that began in Germany in the 1920’s. Dr. Rigo was trained at the original Katharina Schroth Clinic in Germany in the 1980’s. Since then, he and his staff have practiced Schroth principles at his clinic, Institut Elena Salva, in Barcelona, Spain. In 1989, Dr. Rigo received approval to begin teaching Schroth certification courses for physical therapists. After a decade of teaching, he founded BSPTS to further develop scoliosis curriculum — teaching the original Schroth principles and adding advanced concepts learned during years of clinical experience and research.
Learn about who we are and what we do in the About section.
Align Clinic and Hopes Closet join together. Hope's Closet product is again available. Align technologies will be the exclusive provider of Hopes Closet undershirts which were designed for children with scoliosis, who wear a scoliosis brace. To learn more: http://www.align-clinic.com/wcr-hopes-embrace.html
Effectiveness of the Rigo Chêneau versus Boston-style orthoses for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a retrospective study
New research published in the Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders journal, March 20, 2017
SRS Position Statement
The Screening for the Early Detection for Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents.