Schroth Best Practice® & Chêneau Bracing
Dr. Marc Moramarco
Dr. Marc Moramarco is a graduate of Boston University and the National University of Health Sciences (formerly National College of Chiropractic). He is an international expert in the Schroth Method – a curve-pattern specific scoliosis exercise technique for scoliosis management. He is a Schroth Best Practice® Advanced Instructor and the North American provider of the innovative Chêneau – Gensingen Brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).
He has treated patients with all types of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders at his clinic, Moramarco Chiropractic Office, PC, near Boston since 1985. In 2001, his life took a turn when he diagnosed his twelve-year-old daughter with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis when he began the search that led him to the Schroth Method.
Upon discovering the potential of the conservative method of scoliosis treatment, he aggressively pursued its study. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, medical director at the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Clinic, Germany, became a trusted advisor and mentor. Dr. Moramarco continued to pursue study under every notable European Schroth expert. In 2007, he became the first U.S. physician to gain Schroth Method certification in Germany, and later, certified in both the A & B levels of Schroth Best Practice, the newest evolution of the technique.
Dr. Moramarco is a member of the Schroth Best Practice® Academy board. He is a co-author with Dr. Weiss and Christa Lehnert-Schroth PT, of Physiotherapy Specific to Scoliosis: The cutting edge development of the Schroth approach, on the editorial board of scoliosis journal – online, and a founding member of SOSORT: The Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment. He has collaborated with Dr. Weiss on several papers on scoliosis and lectured internationally on the conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Dr. Moramarco offers an outpatient immersion program using Schroth Best Practice® methodology, an version advanced by Dr. Weiss making the method more more effective and user-friendly so that patients may integrate the management principles into daily activities.
In 2013, Dr. Moramarco introduced the Chêneau-Gensingen scoliosis brace in the United States. This Schroth method compatible brace means that he has the ability to offer patients a two-pronged approach using congruent methodologies for the best potential outcomes. His patients consistently demonstrate significant postural improvements and even Cobb angle reduction, to some extent.
Dr. Moramarco is dedicated to helping frustrated families who are offered no alternatives to ‘watch and wait’ and surgery for AIS. Adults with scoliosis and post-surgical patients seek out his expertise for spinal stabilization, balance and pain relief. His back-school is designed to educate, empower and enable those with scoliosis. Patients from all over the globe travel to Boston for his clinical expertise in non-surgical management techniques for scoliosis.