Woburn, MA (Vocus) May 5, 2010
Dr. Marc Moramarco, Boston area chiropractor and certified Schroth Method practitioner, recently returned from Gensingen, Germany after speaking to more than one-hundred physicians and physical therapists at a conference on the conservative care of scoliosis. Dr. Moramarco shared his experiences and results of his outpatient scoliosis program for adolescents, adults and post-surgical patients at Scoliosis 3DC in Woburn, Massachusetts.
The event was sponsored by Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, an international scoliosis expert, author and former medical director of the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Clinic, Bad Sobernheim, Germany where Dr. Moramarco earned his Schroth Method certification. The Katharina Schroth Clinic is an inpatient facility for non-surgical scoliosis treatment using the physical therapy method bearing her name.
Conference discussions focused on physical therapy techniques, clinical protocols for optimal outcomes, and results. While there, Dr. Moramarco had the opportunity for a private meeting and lunch with Christa Lehnert-Schroth, PT, author of The Schroth Method: Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis. The two conferred about patient outcomes and the future of Schroth in the USA.
The three-dimensional scoliosis treatment protocols utilized at Scoliosis 3DC are based on Dr. Weiss’ Scoliologic™ techniques as outlined in his book, “Best Practice” in Conservative Scoliosis Care. Scoliologic™ consists of instruction in load-altering techniques including, physiologic™, activities of daily living, 3-D Made Easy™ and the Schroth exercises for scoliosis. Schroth Method exercises are a common form of scoliosis rehabilitation in Germany and neighboring European countries. Scoliologic™ has been shown to enhance the value of Schroth exercises.
Schroth instruction helps patients learn how to bring the musculature supporting the spine into balance. In recent years, its scope has expanded beyond Germany due to the numerous benefits patients discover when incorporating the Schroth exercise and breathing protocols into a daily routine.
Dr. Moramarco began his study of the Schroth Method in 2001 and formally established Scoliosis 3DC in 2007 to provide the curve pattern specific instruction for those seeking alternative scoliosis treatment in the US.
The findings Dr. Moramarco presented in Germany illustrate that outpatient care for Schroth is an effective option for scoliosis patients. “We have found that early outpatient results mirror those attained in Germany in recent years. Halting, or in some cases reducing curves in cases of adolescent scoliosis, as well as improving lung function is what Schroth is all about. These developments are truly good news for scoliosis patients in the US.”
Dr. Moramarco is a graduate of Boston University, The National College of Chiropractic, a founding member of SOSORT – The Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment, a member of the editorial boards of SCOLIOSIS and the Internet Journal of Rehabilitation -both online publications. He is committed to helping patients take a proactive approach to scoliosis management.