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
ISST-2484 ISST Basic Course Part II (Novi Sad, Serbia) 5 days December 7, 2022
ISST-3215 ISST Basic Course Part II (Rio De Janeiro, Brasil) 5 days January 12, 2023
ISST-3092 ISST Basic Course Combo (Cairo, Egypt) 10 days January 27, 2023
ISST-2998 ISST Basic Course Part II (Tucumán, Argentina) – RESCHEDULED 5 days February 1, 2023
ISST-3279 ISST Basic Course Part II (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days February 12, 2023
ISST-3216 ISST Basic Course Part II (Ryadh, Saudi Arabia) 5 days February 28, 2023
ISST-3003 ISST Basic Course Part II (Wroclaw, Poland) 5 days March 1, 2023
ISST-3281 ISST Basic Course Part II (Montenegro) 5 days March 1, 2023
ISST-3286 ISST Basic Course Part II (Bacău, Romania) 5 days March 27, 2023
ISST-3287 ISST Basic Course Part II (Minsk, Belarus) 5 days April 19, 2023
ISST-3300 ISST Basic Course Combo (Angeles City, Philippines) 10 days May 8, 2023
ISST-3288 ISST Basic Course Part II (Athens, Greece) 5 days May 31, 2023
ISST-3289 ISST Basic Course Part II (Bacău, Romania) 5 days June 14, 2023
ISST-3156 ISST Basic Course Part II (Willowbrook, IL, USA) 5 days June 20, 2023
ISST-3222 ISST Basic Course Part II (Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam) 5 days June 24, 2023
ISST-3256 ISST Basic Course Part II (Sofia, Bulgaria) 5 days June 28, 2023
ISST-3221 ISST Basic Course Part II (Edmonton, Canada) 5 days August 31, 2023
ISST-3223 ISST Basic Course Part II (Mumbai, India) 5 days September 8, 2023
ISST-3220 ISST Basic Course Part II (Dubai, UAE) – CANCELED 5 days October 6, 2023
ISST-3459 ISST Basic Course Part II (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) 5 days October 6, 2023
ISST-3461 ISST Basic Course Part II (Doha, Qatar) 5 days November 7, 2023
ISST-3224 ISST Basic Course Part II (Perth, Australia) 5 days November 9, 2023