Dobomed Method, developed in 1979, by the Polish Dr. Krystyna Dobosiewicz (1931- 2007), is a conservative approach to Idiopathic Scoliosis, aimed at both deformity of the trunk and restoration of respiratory function. It has incorporated in its techniques both the position of the Klapp Method for the retraining of the normal 'kyphosis' of the thoracic spine and the technique of active asymmetrical breathing by Lehnert-Schroth (Lunes et al., 2010 , Berdishevsky et al., 2016). The mobilization of the primary bulges is carried out through a closed kinetic chain, in a symmetrical position of the pelvis and shoulders, emphasizing both the pelvis and the shoulders so that they are kept stable during the exercise and during the phase of inhalation and exhalation, respectively. active asymmetric respiration.
RelativeAnteriorSpinalOvergrowth, Dr. R. Castelein
Relative Anterior Spinal Overgrowth (RASO) with Dr. René Castelein, MD, PhD
Prof. of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands
In idiopathic scoliosis, it has been known for a long time that the anterior part of the spinal column is longer than the posterior part. This was already pointed out by 19th century anatomists, who had a great three-dimensional (3D) knowledge of the human body. Unfortunately, in later years, also related to the discovery of radiography, this 3D thinking was to a certain extent replaced by more two-dimensional concepts, thus scoliosis was somewhat reduced to a disorder of the coronal plane. More recently, and with the aid of modern 3-dimensional imaging techniques, the true 3D morphology of the scoliotic spine was again re-emphasized. The fact that the anterior part of the spine is longer in scoliosis has led to the etiological theory that a disturbance of the normal, harmonious growth of all parts of the spine, might be at the basis of the development of idiopathic scoliosis. In this webinar, arguments, based on thorough research, are brought forward that indicate that this ‘Relative anterior spinal overgrowth’, or RASO, is indeed a real phenomenon but that it should not be considered the cause of idiopathic scoliosis.