So-called idiopathic scoliosis
(1) So-called idiopathic scoliosis
(2) Development of scoliosis
(3) Types of scoliosis
(4) Examination in scoliosis / TESTS
(5) Old "wrong" treatment (pitfalls)
(6) New rehabilitation exercises / RESULTS
(7) Opinions - reports from parents
(8) List of lectures
(10) Scoliosis - article
(11) Publications
(12) Others illnesses
Out Patients Clinic
(14) Scoliosis in English  English version
(15) Skoliose in Deutsch  Detush version
Letters from abroad  English version
(17) Article published in USA & Canada 2013-2015
Déformation scoliotique / France  
Scoliosis in Spanish / Escoliosis en Español 
ABC of scoliosis 1995-2007

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Scoliosis? Since 1995 no more secret deformity of spine.


Healthy child - (1) Symmetry of hip movements (photo on left).


(2) Symmetry in loading left & right side during gait. 


(3) Symmetry of time of standing "at ease" on the left & right leg.


(4) Never so-called idiopathic scoliosis.






Scoliosis child, when asymmetry of hip movements (photos down). Causal influence: gait & permanent standing 'at ease' on the right leg. Three groups and four types of scoliosis.

It is ENGLISH VERSION  - Point (17) on left side - very important ! Look the recent articles about so-called idiopathic scoliosis and other orthopaedic problems published in Czech Republic, in USA and in Canada - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 (17). Look also both lectures presented in London in 9th - 11th June 2016. Go first (click) to FOTOS / PHOTOS / WYKLADY / LECTURES / next click to London No 1 and London No 2.  


Please find the all information from the time 1995 - 2007/2016 about "so-called idiopathic scoliosis" and other orthopaedic problems. The full information about the problem of aetiology and the new treatment (exercises) are in many LECTURES / publications in chapter  "FOTOS / PHOTOS / WYKŁADY / LECTURES" (click on left): (1) two LECTURES presented in REGENSBURG - 12th May 2007, (2) in materials from "IRSSD Congress/Meeting in Athens (2002), Ghent / Belgium (2006), in Liverpool (2008) and in Poznan (2012), in (3) POSTER from SICOT, September 2007 Marrakech in (4) POSTER / SOSORT / and in publication / Mai 2008, Athens/ and also in (5) DOCUMENTS / LECTURE presented in  "MIN.ZDROWIA/MINISTRY of HEALTH / LECTURE / DOCUMENTS - during the Meeting on 19 June 2007 for VIP in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Doctors in Poland". The RECENT information on scoliosis (6) LECTURE presented in IRSSD Meeting in LIVERPOOL on 9-12 July 2008", (7) in Cairo / November 2008 and in (8) SICOT Meeting - May 2009 in Kolobrzeg / Poland and others in 2010 - 2012/2013. In  in Spain - 2015, in Italy- 2015 and in Czech Republic- 2015. Two lectures in UK / London / June 2016.


I repeat - look please the recent two lectures presented during the 2nd International Physiotherapy Conference in London / UK / June 2016. Please - go (click) to FOTOS / PHOTOS / WYKLADY / LECTURES, next click London No 1 & London No 2.

About so-called idiopathic scoliosis I have spoken also in Polish Ministry of Health in Warsaw on 23rd January 2006, 7th March 2007, 19th June 2007 and on 5th October 2016. In last meeting had to take part also Dr Marian Domagała - from Medical Centrum in Łaszczow, Dr Włodzimierz Kwieciński - the Chairman of the Traditional Karate Federation of Poland and President of the World Traditional Karate-Do Federation, Mgr Andrzej Maciejewski - Vice Chairman of the Traditional Karate Federation of Poland. During the last meeting - we have spoken about many problems in orthopedics - about possibilities of prophylaxis of hip dysplasia, of valgus deformity of the knee, of the varus deformity of shank, wry neck, back pain, knee arthrosis, hip arthrosis, about foot problems (about new syndrome - "permanent rotation distorsion of the talo-tibial joint of left foot by drivers and right foot by passengers" - about this problem was the lecture during the 18th Prague - Lublin - Sydney - St. Petersburg Symposium in Zwierzyniec [Poland] in the days 21st - 25th September 2016) and about scoliosis. We informed Ministry that karate is not only sport but also the best method of treatment and prophylaxis in scoliosis (!).



All other LECTURES on left - first click chapter "FOTOS/PHOTOS/WYKŁADY/LECTURES" (blue - ONLY photos, green - LECTURES). 


(For POLISH VERSION [TEKST po POLSKU]  -  click up right)



So-called idiopathic scoliosis - many years "secret deformity of the spine". Now it is no more "enigma of the spine" and no more "anti-miracle" - "deformed spine". The both words "enigma" and "miracle" is taken from the lecture of Prof. Dietrich Schlenzka/Finland (Helsinki). Title of this lecture was: "The human spine - Miracle & Enigma" (2006). All orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitant doctors, pgysoptherapist - look to my lectures and publications, you will see, that - "scoliosis idiopathica" no more enigma (1995 - 2007/2015/2016!). On the Symposium in Zakopane (2006) - Prof. D. Schlenzka - had to spoken "the pelvis is the first verterbral body of the spine". Yes - it's right - all deformities, all types of scoliosis start from pelvis and from lower part of spine [L4-L5 - S1] to upper parts of spine (please look my all lectures and publications in USA and Canada - 2012-2015). All types of scoliosis are connected with the asymmetry of movements of hips (look please next chapters). There are - three groups and four types of scoliosis in three "models of movements in left and right hip" - "S" scoliosis I epg, "C" scoliosis II/A epg, "S" scoliosis II/B epg, "I" scoliosis III epg.  All types of so-called idiopathic scoliosis are connected with "walking" ("S" I epg and "I" III epg) and "permanent standing on the right leg" ("S" I epg and "C" II/A epg and "S" II/B epg) (!!!).  

Short history about lectures, articles & important dates:

1995 - first lecture about scoliosis in Szeged / Hungary /

1996 - first publication about biomechanical etiology of scoliosis in "Orthopadisches Praxis" in Germany / many thanks to Prof. K. F. Schlegel 

1995/1997 - discovering that all scoliosis children have the habit to stand "at ease" only or mostly on the right leg 

2001 - new classification - description of the "S" I epg and "C" II/A epg and "S" II/B epg scoliosis group

2004 description of the "I" III epg scoliosis group - after discussion with Prof. Keith Luk (look the picture down) and Prof. Kenneth Cheng in Hong Kong (2004) 

2006 description of the "biomechanical model of movements of hips and type of scoliosis" - "S" I epg, - "C" II/A epg & "S" II/B epg - "I" III epg 

2007 - (1) my answer why the completely blind children do not have scoliosis (answer & explanation: other manner of walking, without lifting of legs)  (2) description of  "indirect" influences of the CNS in infants and scoliosis in future. There are: a/ extension contracture of trunk, b/ anterior tilt of pelvis, c/ laxity of joints.    

The new rehabilitation treatment and causal prophylaxis of scoliosis was and is all the time actually / especially after "Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010" - accent/emphasis "Prevention and Treatment of Musculosceletal Disorders". Quotation: Facts about muscolosceletal disorders are surprising - e.g. "...Osteoarthritis is the 4th most frequent predictes cause of health problems world-wide in women and the 8th in men" (Murray JL, Lopez AD)...Back pain is the second leading cause of work place sick leave..."  - Professor Lars Lidgren MD PhD (from Lund, Sweden - on the picture on left side) - Chairman of the International Steering Committee - had written in his "Letter from the Chairman" -  about necessity of "understanding of musculosceletal disorders through research to improve prevention and treatment".

The discovery of aetiology of the so-called idiopathic scoliosis (1995 - 2007) open the way for "introducing of causal prevention of this spine deformity for every child in whole world". The prophylaxis should be introduced just in children in age of 3 - 4 - 5 years ! And I wait for this prophylaxis just 22 years !!!  (14.01.2017 - T. Karski). 



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This English text was / is written in the years 2005 - 2007 with the help of Mr. Craig Rucin (USA Citizen, now in Poland) and others collegues and friends: Jarek Kalakucki MD (2009) - orthopaedic surgeon, Tomek Lech -student of English Philology at Catholic University of Lublin (2006), Kasia Karska dr (teacher of English) and Magdalena Terlecki from Canada (June & July 2007) - now student of Medical University in Lublin ... and other friends.



Prof. Tomasz Karski MD PhD - 56 years in orthopedics, in rehabilitation, in physiotherapy / Former Head (1995 - 2009) of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Department of Medical University in Lublin/Poland - now Professor at University of Vincent Pol / Lublin     - Department (1963 - 2009)  (no active)   - Praxis (active all time)     - Praxis (active all time)   

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