Goals and Description

Course Part II gives a deep inside in the educational process of the ISST- Schroth method. The theoretical aspects will be revised and refined. Additional classifications like King, Lenke and Rigo will be discussed. The main principles of bracing will be presented.

Course Part II completes the standardized therapeutic process from physical examination to the individual therapy plan consisting of exercises, postural teaching and more specific auxiliary manual techniques. The basic exercises can be used with more functional and challenging variations in order to adapt the therapy program to the developing exercise capacity of the patients.

The relationship between scoliosis and Laterolisthesis will be introduced. Hereby the therapist learn more regarding scoliosis in adult and elderly patients. Scoliosis and pain is the main aspect for this group of patients and both entities have to be included, mostly separated, in the therapy program.

In the practical parts the participants work self-independent supervised by the instructor and have the chance to discuss problems within the therapeutic team.
To understand more about the surgical way of treatment a short overview of the history and the typical techniques would be given.

Ethics and certification process

The certification authorizes for the ISST treatment according to the concept of Katharina Schroth, but does not authorize to teach other professionals the method. In case of non-compliance the certification and the status ISST therapist will be deprived.

To pass a written and practical exam after the basic courses Part I and Part II is required to get the ISST certification for an ISST- Basic Schroth Therapist.
In the practical exam after Part II the student has to design a therapy plan for a fictional patient including therapy diagram, scoliometer datas, standardized exercise program and an evaluation of the risk of progression. The patient has to be presented with his/her typical features and selected parts of the treatment program.

Continuous Education Credits

(CEC)

The ISST-Schroth certificate expires after 3yrs. In the 4th year therapists have to perform an ISST-Referesher course. Within the 5th year, ISST will delete the name from our ISST-Schroth therapist list. 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 II
ID Course Name Duration Start Date
13102 ISST Basic Course Part II (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days June 24, 2024
10152 ISST Basic Course Part II (Utrecht, Netherland) 5 days July 2, 2024
ISST-10057 ISST Basic Course Part II (Sofia, Bulgaria) – CANCELED 5 days July 22, 2024
13125 ISST Basic Course Part II (Almaty, Kazakhstan) 5 days July 28, 2024
ISST-4033 ISST Basic Course Part II (Novi Sad, Serbia) 5 days September 4, 2024
10169 ISST Basic Course Part II (Split, Croatia) 5 days September 4, 2024
13105 ISST Basic Course Part II (Zagreb, Croatia) 5 days September 9, 2024
ISST-10042 ISST Basic Course Part II (Willowbrook, IL, USA) 5 days September 10, 2024
13406 ISST Basic Course Part II (Novi Sad, Serbia) 5 days September 25, 2024
12940 ISST Basic Course Part II (Kaunas, Lithuania) 5 days October 8, 2024
13103 ISST Basic Course Part II (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days October 9, 2024
13104 ISST Basic Course Part II (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days October 14, 2024
13130 ISST Basic Course Part II (Sofia, Bulgaria) 5 days November 13, 2024
ISST-3948 ISST Basic Course Part II (Geneva-Carouge, Switzerland) 5 days November 20, 2024
13120 ISST Basic Course Part II (Bacău, Romania) 5 days November 29, 2024
13121 ISST Basic Course Part II (Bacău, Romania) 5 days December 4, 2024
13122 ISST Basic Course Part II (Ljubljana, Slovenia) 5 days December 16, 2024
12855 ISST Basic Course Part II (Żyrardów, Poland) – RESCHEDULED 5 days December 18, 2024
13303 ISST Basic Course Part II (Baku, Azerbaijan) 5 days December 18, 2024