Level 1 Course

Practical Education in 6 days

The Level 1 course is 6 days and is always in-person, because it is the practical part of the education. It is open for registration only for Physiotherapists. The participants will give written exams to get their certification.

After passing the exams they will be certified as PSSE – Schroth Level 1 Therapists and they can start working the technique with their patients. However, to receive the final certification in the method, they should complete Level 2 course.

Educational Units:

  • PSSE – Schroth Clinical Classification by Nikos Karavidas
  • Kyphosis types (Thoracic, Thoracolumbar, Lumbar)
  • Scoliosis types (3C+, 3C-, 4C+, 4C-, N3N4+, N3N4-, STL/SL+, STL/SL-)
  • 3D Principles of Correction for PSSE – Schroth method
  • 3D Autocorrection – Self elongation – Pelvic Corrections
  • Use of corrective pads for every type
  • Corrective / Rotational Breathing
  • Muscle activation techniques (Shoulder Traction, Thoracic Counter Traction, Shoulder Counter Traction)
  • Activities of Daily Living Training
  • Practical application of 3D Principles of Correction for every Kyphosis and Scoliosis type
  • Large variety of exercises for every Kyphosis and Scoliosis type
  • Mobilisations for Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Practice between therapists
  • Observation of treatment with real patients
  • Radiological correspondence of PSSE – Schroth Clinical Classification
  • Written exams

Upcoming courses

Poland - 1st Level 1 course

7th – 12th March 2024

Olsztyn, Poland
Instructor: Nikos Karavidas
Assistant Instructors: Dariusz Czaprowski, Lukasz Stolinski

Turkey - 10th Level 1 course

19th – 24th March 2024

Istanbul, Turkey
Instructors: Burcin Serinturk Turgut, Merve Karatel, Yavuz Yakut

Romania - 3rd Level 1 course

26th – 31st March 2024

Iasi, Romania
Instructors: Georgiana Cojocaru, Larisa Iacob

Greece - 20th Level 1 course

2nd– 7th April 2024

Schroth Scoliosis & Spine Clinic, Athens, Greece
Instructor: Nikos Karavidas

Albania - 2nd Level 1 course

16th – 21st April 2024

Tirana, Albania
Instructor: Silvio Selfo

Russia - 1st Level 1 course

16th – 21st April 2024

Krasnodar, Russia
Instructors: Alexander Perkhun, Nikos Karavidas

Turkey - 11th Level 1 course

23rd – 28th April 2024

Istanbul, Turkey
Instructors: Burcin Serinturk Turgut, Merve Karatel, Yavuz Yakut

Russia - 2nd Level 1 course

29th April - 4th May 2024

Krasnodar, Russia
Instructors: Alexander Perkhun

North Macedonia - 1st Level 1 course

1st – 6th May 2024

Skopje, North Macedonia
Instructor: Silvio Selfo

Egypt - 2nd Level 1 course

16th - 21st May 2024

Cairo, Egypt
Instructors: Sarah Mohamed Ali

Croatia - 1st Level 1 course

21st – 26th May 2024

Zagreb, Croatia
Instructor: Nikos Karavidas

Saudi Arabia - 1st Level 1 course

27th May – 1st June 2024

Medina, Saudi Arabia
Instructor: Sarah Mohamed Ali

Romania - 4th Level 1 course

4th – 9th June 2024

KinetoLife, Ploiesti, Romania
Instructors: Larisa Iacob, Georgiana Cojocaru

Greece - 21st Level 1 course

4th – 9th June 2024

Schroth Scoliosis & Spine Clinic, Athens, Greece
Instructor: Nikos Karavidas

India - 1st Level 1 course

6th – 11th June 2024

Mumbai, India
Instructor: Sarah Mohamed Ali

Kazakhstan - 1st Level 1 course

24th - 29th June 2024

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Instructors: Alexander Perkhun

Greece - 4th International Level 1 course

9th – 14th July 2024

Schroth Scoliosis & Spine Clinic, Athens, Greece
Instructor: Nikos Karavidas

Romania - 5th Level 1 course

16th – 21st July 2024

Iasi, Romania
Instructors: Georgiana Cojocaru, Larisa Iacob

Russia - 3rd Level 1 course

9th - 14th September 2024

Krasnodar, Russia
Instructors: Alexander Perkhun

Uzbekistan - 1st Level 1 course

17th –22nd September 2024

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Instructor: Alexander Perkhun

Turkey - 12th Level 1 course

17th – 22nd September 2024

Istanbul, Turkey
Instructors: Burcin Serinturk Turgut, Merve Karatel, Yavuz Yakut

UAE Dubai - 2nd Level 1 course

15th – 20th October 2024

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Instructor: Nikos Karavidas,

Netherlands - 2nd Level 1 course

21st – 26th October 2024

Netherlands
Instructors: Gabriela Kacanski, Marie-Louise Smits

Turkey - 13th Level 1 course

22nd – 27th October 2024

Istanbul, Turkey
Instructors: Burcin Serinturk Turgut, Merve Karatel, Yavuz Yakut

Greece - 22nd Level 1 course

5th – 10th November 2024

Schroth Scoliosis & Spine Clinic, Athens, Greece
Instructor: Nikos Karavidas

Albania - 3rd Level 1 course

5th – 10th November 2024

Tirana, Albania
Instructor: Silvio Selfo

North Macedonia - 2nd Level 1 course

4th – 9th December 2024

North Macedonia
Instructor: Silvio Selfo

Greece - 5th International Level 1 course

10th – 15th December 2024

Schroth Scoliosis & Spine Clinic, Athens, Greece
Instructor: Nikos Karavidas

Egypt - 3rd Level 1 course

19th - 24th December 2024

Cairo, Egypt
Instructors: Sarah Mohamed Ali

To register for our Courses, you will need to fill the following registration form

After getting an approval to attend the course that you applied you can make the payment with one of the following options. (you will need to pay any extra fees for the transaction). Please do not forget to write your full name as etiology. 

Payment:

The payment for the course can be done by Bank Transfer to
the following bank account:

Eurobank

IBAN: GR5202603840000490200512000 / SWIFT: ERBKGRAA
Owner: Schroth Scoliosis Spine Clinic LP

Other payment options:

PayPal (Nikos Karavidas, nikos_karavidas@hotmail.com)
Revolut or Western Union (Nikos Karavidas)

Registration Form

Nikos Karavidas

Chair of PSSE – Schroth method

Nikos Karavidas is a Physiotherapist, born on February 28th, 1985, in Athens. He established Schroth Scoliosis & Spine Clinic, a specialized center for conservative treatment of spinal deformities, like Scoliosis and Kyphosis. 

He is the Chair and Inventor of PSSE – Schroth method (Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercises), which is the latest development worldwidely in scoliosis and kyphosis treatment. He gives courses in Greece and many other countries all over the world.

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Upcoming courses