This session reviews basic principles of Scoliosis diagnosis, assessment, and conservative management. Recently published research on the use of Schroth exercises to manage Scoliosis are discussed.
Dr. Eric Parent studied physiotherapy at Université Laval in Québec City. He worked as a physiotherapist in a private practice with a focus on musculoskeletal conditions. In 2005, he received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta. He completed post-doctoral work with the Edmonton Scoliosis Research Group with a focus on the assessment of the measurement properties of health-related quality of life questionnaires and surface topography measures of posture.
He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr Julie Fritz at the University of Utah where he conducted a cohort study to create a prediction rule to identify the responders to extension exercises and understand the mechanisms of action for these exercises.
In January 2008, he joined the Department of Physical Therapy where he is now Associate professor. Dr Parent is a research team member within the Edmonton Scoliosis Research Group.