Digital photograph Manuel D Rigo
Full name Manuel D Rigo
Profession Medical Doctor
Actual professional positions Medical director of the 'Institut Elena Salvá'. Professor at the Physiotherapy school Gimbernat (UAB).
Short biographical notes (300 words) Medical doctor, 1981 (UAB)
First specialty in Allergy and clinical immunology, 1985 (BCN)
Further specialty in scoliosis rehabilitation and orthopaedic treatment (Institute E. Salvá, BCN; KSK, Germany).
Teaching Schroth method since 1989 (National and International courses).
Professor at the physiotherapy school Gimbernat (UAB) since 1990.
PhD in 2000 'Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine Universidad de Córdoba'.
Invited Professor, Bundesfachschule für Orthopädie-Technik Dortmund – BUFA, Germany since 2002, teaching Chêneau principles.
Founder of the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School 2009
Chair of the SIRER congress in Barcelona, 1996 (President of Honour: A Nachemson); the International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities in Barcelona, 2004; 2011 SOSORT meeting in Barcelona.
First President of the SOSORT 2006-8
Co-Chair of the Educational Committee SOSORT
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution)  
Medline published papers (number) 25
Book chapters 3
Book 2
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline)

Patient evaluation in idiopathic scoliosis: Radiographic assessment, trunk Rigo M. deformity and back asymmetry. Physiother Theory Pract. 2011 Jan;27(1):7-25. Review.

Rigo MD, Villagrasa M, Gallo D.A specific scoliosis classification correlating with brace treatment: description and reliability. Scoliosis. 2010 Jan 27;5(1):1.

Weiss HR, Rigo M.The chêneau concept of bracing--actual standards. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;135:291-302.

Rigo M, Reiter Ch, Weiss HR. Effect of conservative management on the prevalence of surgery in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Pediatr Rehabil. 2003 Jul-Dec;6(3-4):209-14.

Rigo M, Quera-Salvá G, Puigdevall N, Martínez M.Retrospective results in immature idiopathic scoliotic patients treated with a Chêneau brace. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;88:241-5.

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