ScoliBalance® Certification

Become Certified in Scoliosis Specific Exercise Rehabilitation with ScoliBalance®

The ScoliBalance certification program is designed for health professionals seeking to assess and treat patients with scoliosis and/or hyperkyphosis using specific exercise rehabilitation.


The ScoliBalance concept was created by Dr. Jeb McAviney (Chiropractor) drawing on his clinical experience treating scoliosis using a combination of Chiropractic Biophysics, SEAS and Schroth techniques.

The ScoliBalance course was further developed by an experienced team including Dr. McAviney,  Rosemary Marchese (Physiotherapist), Rebecca Phillips (Exercise Physiologist) and Johanna Mee (Exercise Physiologist).  All have extensive clinical experience in scoliosis specific exercise rehabilitation and the assessment and treatment of patients using specific exercise based therapies.

The program combines the most relevant practices and principles in physical therapy, chiropractic and exercise rehabilitation for a 3D approach to managing scoliosis, tailored to each individual patient according to their curve type, symptoms and treatment goals. It is also consistent with SOSORT guidelines and PSSE principles. 

The ScoliBalance certification course is an opportunity for health and medical professionals who are treating/would like to treat scoliosis with exercise therapy to gain formal certification. It is subject to a strict selection process.

ScoliBalance Certification Levels

The Certification Pathway

For those wanting to become Certified ScoliBalance Providers, full certification involves completion of two ScoliBalance courses, and committment to an annual subscription.

If you have minimal scoliosis knowledge or experience, we also recommend completing our online Essentials of Scoliosis Management course alongside, or before completing ScoliBalance Basic (Level 1) to develop foundation knowledge

Successful completion of ScoliBalance Basic (Level 1) will provide health professionals with the preliminary skills and knowledge required to work with adolescents and adults with Idiopathic Scoliosis, postural scoliosis and hyperkyphosis. To become certified and maintain ongoing Certification including access to all ScoliBalance resources, an annual subscription fee* will apply.

The ScoliBalance Advanced (Level 2) course can be done within 6 months to 3 years of completion of ScoliBalance Basic (Level 1).

For those who have chosen to become Certified ScoliBalance Providers, once you have completed Level 2 you will be certified as an Advanced ScoliBalance Provider.

*subject to change

ScoliBalance Basic (Level 1) Course

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This course will provide you with introductory fundamental knowledge and skills in the area of exercise rehabilitation for scoliosis and hyperkyphosis.

The course will be focused on the implementation of a scoliosis and hyperkyphosis specific rehabilitation program using:

  • ScoliCorrections (specific postural autocorrections in 3D) and ScoliExercises (specific exercise application of the corrective postures).
  • ScoliRoll and Denneroll (specifically designed devices for scoliosis and hyperkyphosis).
  • Integration into activities of daily living, and patient education.

Your Commitment

  • Complete 8 hours* of online content prior to attending the face-to-face practical days. Once enrolled you have 3 months access to the online component of the course.
  • Attend 3 practical face-to-face days and complete the practical assessment on Day 3. Attendance for the entire time is compulsory, and must be completed after successfully completing the online component.
  • Completion of the ScoliBalance Level 1 course provides eligibility to become a Certified ScoliBalance Provider with basic certification. For advanced certification, Level 2 will need to be completed within 6 months to 3 years of completion of ScoliBalance Level 1.

*individual times may vary

Your Investment

ScoliBalance Basic (Level 1) Course – Early bird fee: USD $2295* | Standard fee: USD $2800*

Upon completion of ScoliBalance Basic (Level 1), you will be eligible to become a Certified ScoliBalance Provider. This enables you to deliver the skills and knowledge acquired plus gain access to the below subscription benefits.

Certification involves an annual subscription fee. The first year’s subscription fee will be charged upon your agreement to the certification and provision of payment information.

Subscription Benefits:

  • Ability to deliver ScoliBalance to patients (within your scope of practice).
  • Your name and contact details listed on the ScoliBalance website directory for easy access by patients to find you and other health professionals to refer to you
  • ScoliBalance marketing assets to help you promote ScoliBalance services to patients, including a digital promotional brochure, promotional video, brand logo, key brand messages and Certified ScoliBalance Provider seal.


  • Access to the ScoliCare Central portal for ScoliBalance resource manuals
  • Access to “SimpleSet For ScoliBalance” Exercise Prescription Software – Easy to use platform, customizable ScolBalance plans for each patient, extensive ScoliBalance exercise image library available.
  • Access to four (4) information and training webinars (pre-recorded) per year that will be made available on ScoliCare Central.

To maintain ongoing Certification including access to all ScoliBalance resources, the annual subscription fee of USD $375** will be charged.

** Price at Nov 2022, subject to change.


ScoliBalance Advanced (Level 2) Course

This course will be focussed on equipping learners with comprehensive skills and knowledge to deliver ScoliBalance programs to patients with scoliosis and hyperkyphosis. It will consolidate the skills and knowledge acquired in Level 1, and advance the learner to ensure an expanded repertoire of ability to manage a more varied case load.

The Course will Include:

  • Advanced scoliosis specific treatment concepts and methods*, including but not limited to:
    • Further techniques to achieve 3D stable postural correction
    • Corrective breathing/rotational angular breathing (RAB)
    • Body block asymmetries and pelvic corrections
    • Using muscle tension and other exercise techniques to strengthen the corrected posture
    • Visualisation techniques to enhance postural correction.
  • Clinical and functional assessment and treatment of complex scoliosis cases, e.g. Marfan’s, NF1, syrinx and chiari malformations
  • Management of triple, high thoracic curves, and combined hyperkyphosis and scoliosis
  • Introduction to the management of patients with neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Scoliosis management in pre- and postnatal patients
  • Understanding the treatment implications of sagittal alignment in scoliosis
  • Techniques to enhance motivation and compliance of patients, and the effectiveness of home exercise programs
  • Establishing a successful ScoliBalance Provider business.

ScoliBalance Advanced (Level 2) Course:

  • If you would like to complete the ScoliBalance Advanced (Level 2) course, this can be done within 6 months to 3 years of completion of ScoliBalance Basic (Level 1). The Level 2 course is approximately 8 hours online and 2.5 days face-to-face.
  • For those who have chosen to become Certified ScoliBalance Providers, once you have completed Level 2 you will be certified as an Advanced ScoliBalance Provider.
  • Maintenance of the certification requires annual payment of the subscription fee^.

*The course developers have been trained in multiple methods of physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises (PSSE). The ScoliBalance program incorporates the most effective strategies in various methods, including but not limited to Schroth, using the best evidence-based practice and clinical experience available.

^subject to change

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