Dr. 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.
As a result of what he discovered about German scoliosis exercise, he commenced study 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, former clinic medical director, became a trusted advisor and mentor.
Dr. Moramarco is now the U.S. Schroth Best Practice® Advanced Instructor, the North American provider of the Schroth-compatible Chêneau-Gensingen® scoliosis brace and the US member of the 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.
Dr. Moramarco is considered an international expert on the conservative management of scoliosis. He has lectured in the US, Europe, and Russia. He is on the editorial board of the online publication, Scoliosis Journal and a founding member of SOSORT: The Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment.
Dr. Moramarco recently authored a research paper based on clinical results from his intensive scoliosis program about, “The influence of short-term scoliosis-specific exercise rehabilitation on pulmonary function in patients with AIS.” The article is scheduled to be included in a special issue on adolescent scoliosis in Current Pediatric Reviews in January, 2016. He has also co-authored several papers with Dr. Weiss.
Dr. Moramarco is dedicated to helping families of newly diagnosed kids, families frustrated with the traditional surgical referral process who want to help their kids take control and avoid surgery, and adults looking for answers for progression and pain. His insights and knowledge provide hope for individuals looking for information wanting alternatives to ‘watch and wait’, those who are frustrated with hard to tolerate braces that only aim for halted progression without improving posture, and for patients facing surgery.
His goal for each patient is to educate and empower so each patient has the necessary tools to manage scoliosis on their own. As a result, patients from all over the globe travel to Boston to seek out his clinical expertise.