Application of the PNF concept in the therapy of postural defects, lateral curvatures of the spine and scoliosis
October 15-16-17 / Address

9:00–18:00 (final day:16:00)
Part of
The course is focused on the patient with scoliosis. Students will learn the latest guidelines on the standards applicable to the treatment of the scoliosis patient according to The International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT).
From a thorough examination of the patient, to an analysis of the formation of spinal curvatures, including scoliosis, to the mechanisms of postural control - during the course the students learn about the therapeutic options individually tailored to each patient.
Establishing an appropriate rehabilitation plan according to The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) guidelines is the basis of the correction process.

Appropriate selection of positions, techniques and pattern combinations (PNF concept), specific respiratory stimulation, training of disturbed gait phases (J. Perry), analysis of daily life activities - study/work positions, sports activities, creating a set of home exercises for each patient - are just some of the topics covered during the training.

An interesting addition will be a discussion of surgical techniques for scoliosis and guidelines for post-operative physiotherapy.
Workshop programme
October, 15 - 17
Sunday, October 15
9:00-10:45 - Course opening. Presentation of the objectives.
Introduction to the subject - definition, terminology, etiology, division.
10:45-11:00 - Coffee break
11:00-13:00 - Mechanisms of trunk control in the sagittal and frontal planes. Working on the most common disorders in these planes.
13:00-14:00 - Lunch break
14:00-15:45 - Physical examination of the patient with scoliosis. Examination sheet - part 1.
15:45-16:00 - Coffee break
16:00-18:00 - Physical examinations of the patient with scoliosis. Examination sheet - part 2.
Working with patients/ Demonstration.
Monday, October 16
9:00-10:45 - Mechanisms of trunk control in the transverse plane. Working on the most common disorders in this plane.
10:45-11:00 - Coffee break
11:00-13:00 - Breathing stimulations. Combinations of pattens and techniques.
13:00-14:00 - Lunch break
14:00-15:45 - Close chain systems.
15:45-16:00 - Coffee break
16:00-18:00 - Therapy planning in different stating positions. Working with patients/ Demonstration.
Tuesday, October 17
9:00-10:45 - Three - plane analysis of scoliosis. The importance of compensation in scoliosis.
10:45-11:00 - Coffee break
11:00-13:00 - Gait analysis and scoliosis.
13:00-13:30 - Lunch break
13:30-16:00 - Therapeutic guidelines. Homework with different equipment. Course summary. Questions.
Meet the tutor
  • Katarzyna Ewa Fountoukidis
    PT, MSc, IPNFA Instructor
Energetic and passionate physiotherapist and IPNFA Instructor with 21 years
of experience teaching and providing therapy to patients with a variety of
conditions. Highly trained and experienced in the areas of orthopaedics,
traumatology, paediatrics and neurology.
I've had a real passion for movement since I was a kid. Sport has always
accompanied me - for 15 years I trained ballroom dancing, as well as volleyball
and basketball. During my studies I practiced athletics. I became the Polish
academic high jump champion. I ski actively, I have instructor's qualifications
and I sail in my free time.
Fee and Application
For applications before the 1st of August, the full workshop is €390. After this date, the fee will be €420
€80 Discount for Educational Day (14.10) participants
You will receive a confirmation email within a week after submitting your application. To be officially registered as a participant, you must pay the enrollment fee.
BANK Payment Details:

For Individuals:
IBAN: BG19 UNCR 7000 1523 0872 29
Owner: Scoliosis Association
Basis: AGM-03

For Legal Entities:
IBAN: BG93 RZBB 9155 1005 6885 78
Holder: Physiognosis EOOD
Basis: AGM-03
Place 1
Scolio Center
14 "Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov" Blvd., fl. 2
Place 2
Sofia, Oborishte District, 42 Han Omurtag St"G.S. Rakovski"
Address: Sofia, Oborishte District, 42 Han Omurtag St
Contact us
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