Spine Physiotherapy Knowledge Package

Non-Operative Treatment of the Deformed Spine

This spine physiotherapy knowledge package focuses on non-operative treatment of the deformed spine. This spine surgery course is one of four knowledge packages in the Spine Physiotherapy Specialist Certificate.

Price: €249

CME Credits: 15 CME credits available

Duration: 12 Months

Tuition language: English

Course Structure:  5 online lectures in video format with English transcription, with pre- and post- learning assessments and additional learning materials.


Lecturers: Prof Max Aebi, Dr Emanuelle Ferrero, Dr Nasir Quraishi, Dr Javier Pizones

About this Knowledge Package

This knowledge package focuses on non-operative treatment of the deformed spine.

It covers Adult, Degenerative and Idiopathic Scoliosis, Scheuermann’s and Idiopathic Kyphosis, and indications for brace treatment of spinal deformities.

This spine physiotherapy course is one of four knowledge packages in the Spine Physiotherapy Specialist Certificate. It includes downloadable reference materials including book chapters and journal articles from the European Spine JournalSpine, the Spine Journal etc.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand adult scoliosis – epidemiology, natural history, classification, clinical assessment and HRQOL
  2. To understand idiopathic scoliosis and its natural history
  3. To understand degenerative scoliosis and its clinical presentation and diagnostic workup
  4. To understand Scheuermann’s and idiopathic kyphosis, its management and outcome
  5. To understand the clinical history and clinical examination of deformity patients
  6. To understand how clinical workup informs the indication for conservative or surgical treatment
  7. To understand the indications for brace treatment for scoliosis
  8. To understand the effects of complications and remedial treatment options

Target Groups


supporting a spine surgery service

Trainee Physiotherapists

seeking to support their spine-specific training

Lectures included in this Knowledge Package

Adult Scoliosis – Epidemiology, Natural history, Classification, Clinical Assessment, HRQOL

This spine lecture on adult scoliosis concerns its epidemiology, natural history, classification, clinical assessment and health-related quality of life.

Degenerative Scoliosis: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Workup

This spine lecture is about clinical presentation and diagnostic workup in degenerative scoliosis.

Scheuermann’s and Idiopathic Kyphosis – Management and Outcome

This spine lecture is about the management of Scheuermann’s and Idiopathic Kyphosis and its outcome.

Idiopathic Scoliosis and Its Natural History

This lecture looks at the natural history of idiopathic scoliosis, beginning with the behaviour of this curve through various stages of skeletal maturity. The various health related outcome parameters in adulthood are then examined. The follow up of patients who were either neglected or had been managed conservatively is discussed, followed by the cosmetic impairment, and also the life threatening issues, including cardiac and pulmonary function.

Indication for Brace Treatment

This spine surgery lecture looks at indication for brace treatment, and the effectiveness of the brace in treatment of spinal deformities.

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Physiotherapy of the Deformed Spine - Lectures - eccElearning

Spine Physiotherapy Knowledge Package

Physiotherapy of the Deformed Spine

  • 5 online video lectures
  • 10 Pre- and post- learning assessments
  • 15 CME Credits
  • 12 Months Access
  • Downloadable reference materials

Price: €249

Modules of the Spine Physiotherapy Specialist Certificate Course

The Spine Physiotherapy Specialist Certificate contains 4 Physiotherapy Knowledge Packages. You can enrol on each Knowledge Package individually to spread out the cost of the Specialist Certificate. Find out more information on each Package by the links below:

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Imaging in the Spine Basics & Complications Knowledge Package

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an eccElearning Knowledge Package, and who are they for?

A: Knowledge Packages are bundles of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. Each Lecture includes the Lecture Presentation, Additional Learning Resources, Pre-Learning Quiz and Lecture Assessment. Each Lecture is viewed online in video format and lasts from 20-45 minutes. The Lectures contain relevant additional learning resources (book chapters, research papers, surgical videos, master lecture videos, case reports, review articles, etc.), which are presented in context and viewable immediately for your convenience.

Knowledge Packages are typically for Spine Fellows, Residents and experienced Spine Surgeons. Some Knowledge Packages are beneficial for other Medical or Non-Surgical Professionals, such as Radiologists or Physiotherapists.

Knowledge Packages make up our Specialist Certificates, and Specialist Certificates make up our full Spine Surgery Diploma. Students can therefore work their way towards full qualifications in Spine Surgery in affordable chunks. Alternatively, Knowledge Packages are a great way for experienced Spine Surgeons to augment their knowledge with the most up-to-date education in specific spine topics.

Q: What does a Knowledge Package include?

A: Each Knowledge Package is a bundle of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. They contain all relevant Lecture Presentations, compulsory downloadable reference material (such as journal articles and book chapters), pre- and post- learning assessments and CME Credits. You will have access to all these materials for 12 months.

Q: Who recognises the eccElearning Lectures and Packages?

A: All eccElearning Lectures are CME accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). EACCME credits can be converted into an equivalent number of American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits, so you can be sure the qualification is recognised internationally. eccElearning is also endorsed by the European Spine Journal.

Q: Is there a final exam?

A: There is no final exam for Knowledge Packages. However, if you purchase all Knowledge Packages within a Specialist Certificate, you will need to complete a 1-hour multiple-choice question Examination to be awarded that Specialist Certificate.

Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Knowledge Package?

A: Yes, you have a study period of 12 Months to complete a Knowledge Package. However, a Knowledge Package is typically completed successfully by students within 2-3 weeks of starting.

Q: Can I request an extension?

A: Extensions are possible in justifiable circumstances. Contact us via our feedback/enquiry form to discuss your case.

Q: Can I try before I buy?

A: Yes. A free trial Lecture is available for you to review. Just register at www.eccelearning.com and navigate to Your Free Demo Lecture.

Q: What payment methods are accepted?

A: All major credit and debit cards.

Q: What is your cancellation and refund policy?

A: Candidates may apply for a full or partial refund within 14 days of a purchase. A refund will only be granted if there has been no significant activity on the respective content by the candidate. Applications for refunds may be sent via the contact form.