Dr. Marc Moramarco is a respected chiropractor of more than thirty-six years. He treats spinal and musculoskeletal disorders with a specialty in nonsurgical scoliosis treatment. He is the foremost Schroth method expert in the United States, a curve-pattern-specific scoliosis rehabilitation protocol for self-management.
Practitioner, Instructor, Author
His passion for helping scoliosis patients began more than two decades ago when he diagnosed his twelve-year-old daughter with the condition. He went on to become the first U.S. practitioner certified in the Schroth method at the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Clinic, Germany. Soon after, he established Scoliosis 3DC®, a comprehensive, outpatient back school for patients with scoliosis and kyphosis. Programs offered integrate the most current, evidence-based Schroth method advancements. Dr. Marc Moramarco and his team offer one-on-one instruction and full service scoliosis bracing of the highest caliber. His programs are highly regarded for their educational value, efficient learning, and excellent results. Participants are empowered as they learn to take an active role in managing their scoliosis to improve posture, maintain or reduce curvature, and avoid surgery. Patients from all over North America and five continents have come to Dr. Moramarco for his expertise.
Dr. Moramarco is the US member of the Schroth Best Practice® Academy Board as well as the US Schroth Best Practice® Advanced Instructor. He is the North American distributor, and a provider, of the Schroth method compatible Cheneau-Gensingen Brace. He also trains other professionals interested in providing this innovative brace to their patients. Patients, parents, students of Schroth, and colleagues have praised Dr. Moramarco as an outstanding teacher and trainer.
Dr. Moramarco is a graduate of Boston University and the National University of Health Sciences (formerly the National College of Chiropractic). He has lectured on the benefits of non-surgical scoliosis treatment and bracing in the US, Europe, and South Africa. He is the author of research on conservative scoliosis treatment and a coauthor of ‘Schroth Therapy: Advancements in Conservative Scoliosis Treatment’ with Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss and the late Christa Lehnert-Schroth, PT and the lead editor of “Schroth’s Textbook of Scoliosis and Other Spinal Deformities,” a twenty-five chapter text on variety of topics related to scoliosis and kyphosis.
National University for Health Sciences (National College of Chiropractic) D.C., 1986
National University for Health Sciences (National College of Chiropractic) B.S., 1984
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, B.A., Biology, 1982
Massachusetts, Florida, California
Diplomate to National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1985
Chêneau-Gensingen Brace: Advanced Course, Gensingen, Germany, May 2016.
Certified Senior Instructor, USA, Schroth Best Practice®, April 2015.
Chêneau-Gensingen Brace®, Gensingen, Germany, May 2013.
Schroth Best Practice® Certification: A & B Level, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Toronto, Canada, April 2012.
Schroth Method Certification, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Axel Hennes, P. T., Asklepios Katharina Schroth Clinic, Bad Sobernheim, Germany, July 2007.
Schroth Scoliosis Physical Therapy Course, Dr. Manuel Rigo, Barcelona Scoliosis
Physical Therapy School (BSPTS), September 2005.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Program: CCSP, 1991 – 100 Hours, Logan College of Chiropractic.
Schroth Best Practice® Certification Course, Senior Instructor, Nov 2022
Chêneau-Gensingen Bracing Course, Senior Instructor, September 2022
Chêneau-Gensingen Bracing Course, Senior Instructor, March 2020
Chêneau-Gensingen Bracing Course, Senior Instructor, January 2019
Chêneau-Gensingen Bracing Course, Senior Instructor, October 2018
Chêneau-Gensingen Bracing Course, Senior Instructor, February 2018
Schroth Best Practice® Certification Course, Senior Instructor, Sept/Oct 2017
Chêneau-Gensingen Bracing Course, Senior Instructor, March 2017
Chêneau-Gensingen Bracing Course, Senior Instructor, Apr 2016
Schroth Best Practice®, Advanced Course, Senior Instructor, May 2016
Schroth Best Practice® Certification Course, Senior Instructor, Apr 2015
OT World – International Congress 2018: “Symposium on Scoliosis,” Topic: Scoliosis rehabilitation, Leipzig, Germany, May 2018.
American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 2017 World Congress: Is Idiopathic Scoliosis ≥40º Amenable to Bracing at the Later Stages of Skeletal Maturity?, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2017.
International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2017 Annual Congress: Scoliosis-Evidence and Best Practice Management: Physical Rehabilitation for Scoliosis, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2017.
International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2015 Annual Congress: Conservative Treatment of Scoliosis: Evidence & Management, Lyon, France, June 2015.
American Thoracic Society 2015: Idiopathic Scoliosis and Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The Straight Story, Denver, Colorado, May 2015.
XIX Russian National Congress of “People and Health” Orthopedics, Rehabilitation and Prosthetics: Conservative Treatment of Scoliosis – Current Evidence and Management, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2014.
ScolioLogic® Best Practice Scoliosis Outpatient Rehabilitation: Early Experiences in the USA, Gensingen, Germany, April 2010.
HR Weiss, C Lehnert-Schroth, M Moramarco, K Moramarco, Schroth Therapy: Advancements in Conservative Scoliosis Treatment, (2nd ed.), Lambert Academic Publishing, Mauritius, 2018.
Moramarco M, Borysov M, Ng SY, Weiss HR, Schroth’s Textbook of Scoliosis and Other Spinal Deformities. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mar 2020.
Moramarco M, Moramarco K, Fadzan M. Cobb Angle Reduction in a Nearly Skeletally Mature Adolescent (Risser 4) After Pattern-Specific Scoliosis Rehabilitation (PSSR). The Open Orthopaedics Journal. 2017;11:1490-1499.
Weiss HR, Moramarco M. The Changing Paradigm in the Management of Spinal Deformities. The Open Orthopaedics Journal. 2017;11:1449-1451.
Weiss HR, Moramarco K, Moramarco M. Scoliosis bracing and exercise for pain management in adults – a case report. J Phys Ther Sci 2016; 28:(8):2404-7.
Weiss HR, Moramarco MM, Borysov M, Ng SY, Lee SG, Nan X, Moramarco KA Postural Rehabilitation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis during Growth. Asian Spine J 2016; 10:(3): 570-81.
Borysov M, Moramarco M, Sy N, Lee SG. Postural Re-Education of Scoliosis – State of the Art (Mini-review). Curr Pediatr Rev 2016; 12(1):12-16.
Moramarco M, Fadzan M, Moramarco K, Heller A, Righter S. The Influence of Short-Term Scoliosis-Specific Exercise Rehabilitation on Pulmonary Function in Patients with AIS. Curr Pediatr Rev 2016; 12(1):17-23.
Sy N, Bettany-Saltikov J, Moramarco M. Evidence for Conservative Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Update 2015 (Mini-Review). Curr Pediatr Rev 2016; 12(1):6-11.
Sy N, Borysov M, Moramarco M, Nan XF, Weiss HR Bracing Scoliosis – State of the Art (Mini- Review). Curr Pediatr Rev 2016; 12(1):36-42.
Weiss HR, Moramarco M. Congenital Scoliosis (Mini-review). Curr Pediatr Rev 2016; 12(1):43-7.
Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Marc Moramarco. Indication for surgical treatment in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – a critical appraisal. Patient Saf in Surg 2013; 7:1.17.
Weiss HR, Seibel S, Moramarco M. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Etiological concepts and implication for treatment. OA Musculoskeletal Medicine 2013; 1(3):21.
HR Weiss, S Seibel, M Moramarco, A Kleban. Bracing scoliosis: The evolution to CAD/CAM for improved in-brace corrections. Hard Tissue 2013; 2:5:43.
HR Weiss, M Moramarco, K Moramarco. Risks and long-term complications of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery vs. non-surgical and natural history outcomes. Hard Tissue 2013; 2:2.27.
HR Weiss, M Moramarco . Remodeling of trunk and backshape deformities in patients with scoliosis using standardized asymmetric CAD/CAM braces. Hard Tissue 2013; 2(2):2.
HR Weiss, M Moramarco. Scoliosis – treatment indications according to current evidence. OA Musculoskeletal Medicine 2013; 01:1(1):1.
Professional Affiliations, Past and Present
SOSORT, Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Treatment, Founder
National Chiropractic Alumni Association
Boston University Alumni Association
If you’d like to know more about Dr. Marc’s journey, read more here: Meet Marc Moramarco D.C. of Moramarco Chiropractic Office and Scoliosis 3DC®