We moved to Travessera de Gracia 18-20, 3er 1a, 08021 Barcelona


Rigo Quera Salva S.L.P. is a Rehabilitation Center for Spinal Deformities founded by the Elena Salvá in 1968. The physiotherapist Elena Salvá started treating scoliosis and other spinal disorders in Barcelona using, among other thecniques, the Schroth method. The center has been known for many years as Elena Salvá Institut, in memory of her founder.


Scoliosis and Kyphosis Unit

Dr. Manuel Rigo, MD PhD

It follows an integrative rehabilitation model of scoliosis care based on EBM (Evidence Base Medicine), including: patient evaluation and diagnose followed by individual recommendations based on clinical experience, extrnal evidence and patient and family preferences, for an informed and consensus decision.

According to this model, therapeutical options are: observation and surveillance, physiotherapy scoliosis specific exercises (PSSE), bracing and surgery. The center cares only about non operative treatment. Patients are referred to Scoliosis Orthopaedic Surgeons for consultation and decision about surgery.

Osteopathy Unit

Dra. Gloria Quera Salvá, MD

Dentro de las ciencias de la salud, la osteopatía es un concepto de tratamiento integrativo que sigue un modelo biopsicosocial. Se fundamenta en un sistema de diagnóstico y tratamiento manual que tiene en cuenta a la persona como una integridad estructural, funcional, psíquica y dependiente del ambiente. Se ayuda de las herramientas complementarias de evaluación médica que permiten objetivar la situación de la persona y guiar en la acción terapéutica y sus resultados.


Find us in

Travessera de Gracia 18-20, 3er 1a, 08021 Barcelona

Monday to Friday 10 am – 1 pm / 4 pm – 7 pm

(except Friday evening)


Medical consultation is only possible by taking an appointment and must be presential, Online consultations are not possible. Please make an appointment by calling +34 932091330 (leave a message like: appointment with Dr. Rigo, your name and telephone number, where we can contact you). You might also send an e mail message to the address with the subject Appointment with Dr.Rigo explaining in a short version the most relevant clinical information and the matter of consultation.


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