Goals and Description

In the first course it is the presentation of an overview regarding theory and practical parts of the approach combined with general information regarding scoliosis.
The students will learn to recognize scoliosis features, assess scoliosis, categorize patients and start to develop thinking in “Body Blocks” and necessary corrections in body planes around biomechanical axes. Corrective breathing provides an essential element for the use of intrinsic forces to improve functional activities and mobility in the concavities of the deformed and altered trunk.

Positioning with simple tools is a crucial part in the learning process from a simple to a more complex understanding and also a first step in the adaptation of the ISST elements into the daily routine of the therapy process.
Participants learn the basic corrections including pelvic corrections with basic tension and assistive shoulder traction. Manual techniques will be used for proprioceptive teaching and to improve functional capability of the patients.

Basic 3 dimensional stabilizing exercises in stable positioning help to restore physiological alignment. Important is to adapt and internalize the typical exercise instructions in order to reach an automated state in the learning process.

At the end of Part I the written exam takes place.

Homework task / study task

Between Part I and Part II participants have to prepare a documentation of 2 case reports for 2 different patients.

The documentation includes examination protocol, positioning diagram, photos from patients in standing position (front-back-side-Adams test), with basic corrections in lying and sitting position and the therapy plan: 3 exercises, 1 breathing exercise, 2 mobilizing techniques, 2 home-exercises.

In Part II these papers will be a prerequisite for the certification process.

Some of the case reports have to be presented and discussed.

Study task

Students have to read the 2011 Sosort guidelines scoliosis. Pubmed, scoliosis journal is an open access journal: www.scoliosisjournal.com

Goal for the homework task and study is to work independently with the examination assessment tools and practice the evaluation, preparation and documentation of the scoliosis specific therapy.
The case presentation at Part II describes ways to install the program in the daily routine and it could be discussed the prospects but also the limitations of the approach.

Studying the Sosort Guidelines 2011 helps to understand the range of different less and more intensive conservative therapy elements (regular observation, exercise based pro-active therapy, part-time/full-time bracing, surgical intervention) regarding the assessment of the risk of progression. To get in contact with the scoliosis journal is necessary in order to find more current and developing information in the scoliosis field.

Continuous Education Credits

(CEC)

To keep the certificate valid ISST- Schroth Therapist´s have to participate at  ISST refresher courses within 3yr after the last renewal. The refresher courses were organized either by the regional instructors or the senior instructor. Participants can freely choose refresher courses approved by the ISST-International – Training Institute in different regions.

Upcoming ISST Basic Courses Part I
ID Course Name Duration Start Date
ISST-3947 ISST Basic Course Part I (Geneva-Carouge, Switzerland) 5 days May 29, 2024
12890 ISST Basic Course Part I (DaeJeon, South Korea) 5 active days in the period from June 1st to 15th, 2024 June 1, 2024
13111 ISST Basic Course Part I (Bacău, Romania) 5 days June 5, 2024
13299 ISST-Basic Course Part I (Larnaca, Cyprus) 5 days June 12, 2024
12939 ISST Basic Course Part I (Kaunas, Lithuania) 5 days June 14, 2024
13300 ISST Basic Course Part I (Athens, Greece) 5 days July 3, 2024
12891 ISST Basic Course Part I (Seoul, South Korea) 5 active days in the period from July 6th to 20th, 2024 July 6, 2024
12892 ISST Basic Course Part I (DaeGu, South Korea) 5 active days in the period from July 13th to 27th, 2024 July 13, 2024
13124 ISST Basic Course Part I (Moscow, Russia) 5 days July 22, 2024
13128 ISST Basic Course Part I (Sofia, Bulgaria) 5 days July 24, 2024
13302 ISST Basic Course Part I (Baku, Azerbaijan) 5 days July 30, 2024
12943 ISST Basic Course Part I (Riga, Latvia) 5 days August 5, 2024
13115 ISST Basic Course Part I (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days August 7, 2024
13090 ISST Basic Course Part I (Riga, Latvia) 5 days August 12, 2024
13116 ISST Basic Course Part I (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days August 14, 2024
12854 ISST Basic Course Part I (Żyrardów, Poland) 5 days September 4, 2024
13112 ISST Basic Course Part I (Bacău, Romania) 5 days September 4, 2024
12853 ISST Basic Course Part I (Żyrardów, Poland) – RESCHEDULED 5 days September 9, 2024
ISST-10118 ISST Basic Course Part I (Katowice, Poland) 5 days October 2, 2024
13110 ISST Basic Course Part I (Bucharest, Romania) 5 days October 30, 2024
13306 ISST Basic Course Part I (Singapore) 5 days November 10, 2024
13238 ISST Basic Course Part I (Vijayawada, India) 7 days November 25, 2024
13408 ISST Basic Course Part I (Taipei City, Taiwan) 5 days January 24, 2025