Dr. Marc Moramarco established Scoliosis 3DC in 2007 as a result of his passion for helping adolescents and adults with scoliosis. He is a graduate of Boston University and the National University of Health Sciences (formerly National College of Chiropractic). He treats patients with all types of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders at his Boston area clinic with a focus on scoliosis and the Schroth Method.
Dr. Moramarco’s passion for scoliosis treatment evolved after he diagnosed his twelve-year-old daughter with idiopathic scoliosis in early 2001. After her diagnosis, the impending risk of surgery triggered an exhaustive search for viable nonsurgical treatments approaches. In 2002, the search led to Germany and the Schroth method.
After helping his daughter avoid surgery via Schroth treatment he continued his study of the technique and eventually became the first U.S. practitioner to gain Schroth method certification at the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Clinic in Germany. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, clinic medical director at the time, became a trusted advisor and mentor.
Dr. Moramarco is the U.S. Schroth Best Practice® Advanced Instructor, the North American provider of the Schroth-compatible Chêneau-Gensingen® scoliosis brace and a member of the international Schroth Best Practice® Academy board. In early 2015, he co-authored “Schroth Therapy: Advancements in Conservative Scoliosis Treatment,” with Dr. Weiss and the late Christa Lehnert Schroth, PT.
As an international expert on the conservative management of scoliosis, Dr. Moramarco has lectured in the US, Europe, Russia and South Africa. He is on the editorial board of the Scoliosis Journal and a founding member of SOSORT: The Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment.
In 2016, Dr. Moramarco authored a paper based on clinical results from his intensive scoliosis program entitled, “The influence of short-term scoliosis-specific exercise rehabilitation on pulmonary function in patients with AIS.” The paper was published in a special issue on adolescent scoliosis in Current Pediatric Reviews. He has also co-authored several papers with Dr. Weiss.
Dr. Moramarco is dedicated to helping kids with scoliosis and their stressed-out parents who are often frustrated with the three choices they are presented with: “watch and wait,” outdated, hard to tolerate braces that don’t attempt correction, and/or the threat of surgery when there are effective conservative measures to be taken to improve posture and the potential for reducing Cobb angle. His program is designed to empower adolescents regarding scoliosis management so they can learn what needs to be done to avoid surgery. For adults looking for answers for progression and pain his insights and experiences may provide alternatives and hope for individuals who haven’t been able to find answers elsewhere.
Dr. Moramarco and team strive to educate and empower each patient and provide the necessary tools for lifetime scoliosis management. As a result, patients from all over the North America and beyond have traveled to Boston to seek out his clinical expertise.