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-3063 ISST Basic Course Part I (Ljubljana, Slovenia) 5 days October 10, 2022
ISST-3062 ISST Basic Course Part I (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days October 19, 2022
ISST-3002 ISST Basic Course Part I (Wroclaw, Poland) 5 days October 24, 2022
ISST-2946 ISST Basic Course Part I (Montenegro) 5 days November 2, 2022
ISST-2991 ISST Basic Course Part I (Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam) 5 days November 5, 2022
ISST-3228 ISST Basic Course Part I (Singapore) 5 days November 15, 2022
ISST-3218 ISST Basic Course Part I (Daugavpils, Latvia) 5 days November 23, 2022
ISST-3090 ISST Basic Course Part I (Amman, Jordan) 5 days November 26, 2022
ISST-3213 ISST Basic Course Part I (Mumbai, India) 5 days December 9, 2022
ISST-3277 ISST Basic Course Part I (Baku, Azerbaijan) 5 days December 14, 2022
ISST-3214 ISST Basic Course Part I (Rio De Janeiro, Brasil) 5 days January 7, 2023
ISST-3278 ISST-Basic Course Part I (Athens, Greece) 5 days January 11, 2023
ISST-3255 ISST Basic Course Part I (Sofia, Bulgaria) 5 days January 25, 2023
ISST-3092 ISST Basic Course Combo (Cairo, Egypt) 10 days January 27, 2023
ISST-2997 ISST Basic Course Part I (Edmonton, Canada) 5 days February 17, 2023
ISST-3296 ISST Basic Course Part I (Bacău, Romania) 5 days February 27, 2023
ISST-3155 ISST Basic Course Part I (Willowbrook, IL, USA) 5 days February 28, 2023
ISST-3217 ISST Basic Course Part I (Dubai, UAE) 5 days March 6, 2023
ISST-3283 ISST Basic Course Part I (Dubai, UAE) 5 days March 6, 2023
ISST-3284 ISST Basic Course Part I (Dubai, UAE) 5 days March 11, 2023
ISST-3291 ISST Basic Course Part I (Zagreb, Croatia) 5 days March 22, 2023
ISST-3292 ISST Basic Course Part I (Novi Sad, Serbia) 5 days April 4, 2023
ISST-3225 ISST Basic Course Part I (Perth, Australia) 5 days May 6, 2023
ISST-3300 ISST Basic Course Combo (Angeles City, Philippines) 10 days May 8, 2023
ISST-3293 ISST Basic Course Part I (Split, Croatia) 5 days May 24, 2023
ISST-3294 ISST Basic Course Part I (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days May 31, 2023
ISST-3295 ISST Basic Course Part I (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days June 5, 2023
ISST-3219 ISST Basic Course Part I (Dubai, UAE) 5 days October 11, 2023