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Cindy Marti

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Cindy Marti began her career at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton in 1986. In 1989 she joined Milwaukee-based Competitive Edge Sports Medicine and became part of the management team in 1991. In 1994, after Competitive Edge became part of NovaCare, Cindy became General Manager of the Wisconsin region.
In 1996, Cindy stepped down from upper level management and began specialization in spine therapy. In February 2003, Cindy opened Spinal Dynamics of Wisconsin. In 2006, the Spinal Dynamics scoliosis clinic was established. In 2011, Cindy was named to the International Body of Instructors for Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School and began teaching Schroth courses for physical therapists in 2012.
Cindy employs 6 physical therapists in her Milwaukee-based private practice. The scoliosis clinic at Spinal Dynamics includes physical therapy using the Schroth and SEAS methods, custom scoliosis bracing, scoliosis screenings, and surface topography for the spine. Cindy is active in SOSORT, the international organization dedicated to conservative management of scoliosis. She currently divides her time between patient care, clinic ownership, lecturing at various professional meetings and universties, and teaching scoliosis certification courses with her fellow instructors under the recently formed Schroth-Barcelona Institute, LLC ((TM)).

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Adult Scoliosis: Evaluation and Treatment Considerations

Presented by Cindy Marti, PT

Adult Scoliosis: Evaluation and Treatment Considerations

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The course will give an overview of scoliosis seen in adults. Differential diagnosis of adult onset degenerative scoliosis will be discussed. Key radiological characteristics related to quality of life for adults with scoliosis will be reviewed based upon published literature.Complexities of symptom presentations will be shared, including case examples Suggestions will be provided for clinical precautions and coordination of care with other scoliosis professionals. The course is not intended for the application of PSSE by the clinician (advanced PSSE training is needed), but some simple scoliosis intervention suggestions will be given.

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Hyperkyphosis: Evaluation & Treatment Considerations

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Hyperkyphosis: Evaluation & Treatment Considerations

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The course will provide entry level information about Scheuermann's disease and postural hyperkyphosis. Clinical evaluation and radiologic diagnostic criteria will be described. Treatment indications and goals for physical therapy will be explained. An overview of physical therapy concepts for Scheuermann's Disease will be provided and in addition, example exercises will be shown. The course is not intended for full competency in treating Scheuermann's Disease, (advanced training is needed), but some simple intervention suggestions will be given.

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Part 1: Definition & Diagnosis

Presented by Cindy Marti, PT

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Part 1: Definition & Diagnosis

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This course will provide entry level information about Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). The course will define AIS, provide a basic understanding of the scientific theory of the etiology and pathomechanism of AIS, explain the differential diagnosis of AIS, and provide tools for predicting progression of deformity in order to prioritize care.

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Part 2: Clinical & Radiological Evaluation

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Part 2: Clinical & Radiological Evaluation

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This course will provide an overview of clinical and radiological evaluation of AIS. Different curve pattern examples will be given using the Rigo Classification System as a foundation. Clinical evaluation tools will include postural assessment, use of Bunnell Scoliometer for measurement of angle of trunk rotation, and suggested respiratory assessments. Radiological evaluation will include education on Cobb angle and other spinal parameters.

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Part 3: Indications, Guidelines & Goals of Treatment

Presented by Cindy Marti, PT

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Part 3: Indications, Guidelines & Goals of Treatment

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The course will focus on published literature for appropriate decision making in treatment of AIS - including references from SOSORT (Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Treatment), SRS (Scoliosis Research Society), and additional literature. The course will provide information on treatment recommendations based upon risk of curve progression and other variables, and outline goals of therapy based upon individual needs.

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Part 4: Specific Exercises to the Condition

Presented by Cindy Marti, PT

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Part 4: Specific Exercises to the Condition

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The course will define PSSE (Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercise) based upon accepted international standards in conservative management of scoliosis. Various schools of PSSE will be reviewed with an emphasis on the Schroth-Barcelona method. Exercise examples will be shown. PSSE will be contrasted to general physical therapy. Precautions for and modifications of general physical therapy and exercises will be given. The course is not intended for the application of PSSE by the clinician (advanced PSSE training is needed), but some simple scoliosis intervention suggestions will be given.

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