Rigo Concept BSPTS Level 2 Applied to Loaded and Advanced Exercises with Treatment Supervision

June 7-12, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Days 1 and 2

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Days 3 and 4

7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Day 5

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Day 6


$500 Deposit Due:  April 24, 2023

Balance Due:  May 24, 2023

Group Discounts

Groups of 4-6 from the same facility = 5% discount

Groups of 7+ from the same facility = 10% discount

For more information, email kamassey@texaschildrens.org

Course Description

This six-day L2 course curriculum includes a basic understanding of the Rigo Concept - BSPTS knowledge and principles. Goals of this course include:


  • Knowing and using the Rigo Concept during the treatment of patients with scoliosis using the starting positions in unloading, loading, and special positions.
  • Understanding sagittal balance in the scoliosis patien population.
  • Knowing the importance of orthopedic work - Rigo 3D Brace.
  • Acquiring the skills and appropriate manual techniques for the treatment of patients with scoliosis in each of the functional groups.


Schroth-based principles of correction: pelvic corrections, correction of the postural collapse (auto-elongation), correction of the front component (deflection), correction of the rotation component (de-rotation), rotational breathing, facilitation, and stabilization.


BSPTS Concept by Rigo principles: Auto-elongation and postural deflection and de-rotation from a 3D postural corrected and stable pelvis (detorsion); increase of the de-rotational component through tensional pair-of-forces - Asymmetrical Sagittal Straightening; increase of the deflection component throughout frontal posture over-correction and/or tensional force-counterforce; reshape the trunk throughout control of the internal volumes and breathing mechanics.


Who Should Attend? Level 2 training course is only open to physical therapists who have passed L1.



Complete and submit the BSPTS registration/application form: Click here to open L2RegistrationForm.pdf

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participant will:

  • Describe the general principles of the BSPTS Concept by Rigo.
  • Establish the specific principles to treat scoliosis.
  • Define the correction strategies needed for each specific case and at each of its treatment positions.
  • Develop a treatment plan appropriate for the clinical and radiological aspects specific to the patient.
  • Carry out the advanced exercises for the treatment of scoliosis.
  • Understand the clinical reasoning and the therapeutic decision made by the teacher, as well as the observation of the in situ treatment with real patients from each of the functional groups.
  • Perform the practice and treatment, supervised by the teacher, with patients with scoliosis from each of the functional groups.
  • Understand and comprehend the scoliotic patients' treatment.

About the Instructor

Beth Janssen, PT, has been a practicing physical therapist since 1986 when she graduated from the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota. She has worked extensively in hospital settings where her practice focused on evaluation and treatment of spinal and TMJ dysfunction, women's health problems, scoliosis rehab, and mentoring of new physical therapists. She has done advanced studies in the McKenzie approach to treating spinal dysfunction, along with Muscle Energy Techniques and Myofascial Release training. She developed a special interest in scoliosis after her son was diagnosed with scoliosis. Beth traveled to Barcelona, Spain, in 2003 to study with Dr. Manual Rigo, developer of the Rigo System Cheneau Brace, and one of the founders of SOSORT, and world-renowned expert in the Schroth Method of conservative care of scoliosis, and has continued as his student. In 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011, Ms. Janssen received advanced training in Spain from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School (BSPTS). She is one of the first certified Rigo Concept-BSPTS therapists in the United States. She has assisted Dr. Rigo in all courses for physical therapists in the U.S. since 2004.


Ms. Janssen is the co-founder of Scoliosis Rehab, Inc. It is one of the first clinics in the U.S. to specialize in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis, using the Rigo Concept-BSPTS-based method as taught by the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School. Scoliosis Rehab, Inc., is dedicated to treating adolescents and adults with abnormal spinal curvatures, including scoliosis and increased kyphosis. Scoliosis Rehab, Inc. has clinics in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and San Jose, California.


Registration/Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. Day 1 only


8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Days 1 and 2

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Days 3 and 4

7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Day 5

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Day 6


Two daily breaks at ~10 a.m. and ~ 3 p.m.
Lunch - ~12-1 p.m. on your own






Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus

1st Floor Conference Room A
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

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Courtyard Houston I-10/Park Row

18010 Park Row
Houston, TX 77084


Distance .4 miles


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18014 Park Row Drive


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Who Should Attend

PTs who have completed the L1 course.


48 CEUs. Texas Children's Hospital is a preferred provider for the Texas Physical Therapy Association, APS #2303051TX.