April 19, 2010

Schroth Scoliosis Outpatient Treatment in the USA

On Saturday April 17, 2010, I had the pleasure of presenting my early experiences with Schroth scoliosis outpatient treatment in the US to over one-hundred German professionals interest in the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis. 

The conference was hosted by Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss in Gensingen, Germany. His mother Christa Lehnert-Schroth P.T., author of The Schroth Method – Three Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis, was also in attendance. 

The presentation was extremely well-received and the crowd asked many questions. There were numerous questions about my introduction and early experiences with Schroth scoliosis outpatient treatment in the US and the obstacles I’ve faced while introducing the Schroth method in the US. The attendees were also curious about the way scoliosis patients are treated in the US, and truly surprised to hear about the lack of exercise therapy offered to patients here. They were particularly interested in results regarding the improvement of chest expansion and lung capacity for scoliosis patients.

Three German physical therapists presented their experiences as well. I enjoyed meeting and talking with each of them – all very high caliber people. They were a wealth of knowledge and I had in-depth discussions with each of them over the course of the long weekend. As a result, I heard some very interesting ideas to research and consider. All three invited me to visit their German facilities to learn more about they treat scoliosis and I look forward to taking them up on their invitations at some future date.

One of the physical therapists who spoke has been practicing the Schroth method for more than twenty years. She was trained by Christa Lehnert-Schroth. It was interesting to hear her experiences over time, and her viewpoint about how patient compliance has changed due to societal distractions.

My visit included many other highlights as well. Working alongside Dr. Weiss, observing, listening and questioning him is always informative and inspirational. Meeting Christa Lehnert-Schroth for a very leisurely European lunch and hearing about her lifetime involvement treating scoliosis non-surgically was my great pleasure.

I also stopped for a visit to the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Clinic for a chance to visit with old friends there. It is always good to see them and be in that incredible environment. That’s where I first found hope and learned what I needed to to be able to help my daughter so it’s a special place for me.

I’ll to return to Gensingen in early June (2010) to spend another week at Dr. Weiss’ Scoliologic™ Best Practice (now called Schroth Best Practice) clinic to continue to add to my knowledge to offer the very best treatment for scoliosis patients in the US.

My trip was unexpectedly extended due to the complications from the volcanic eruptions in Iceland that shut down so many European airports. As a result, my exit from Europe presented its share of challenges but added a few experiences I will never forget.

presentation slides about schroth scoliosis outpatient treatment
Marc’s presentation – Germany
Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss listens as Marc presents his results with scoliosis patients from the US

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