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SRS-SOSORT Patient Webinars!

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We invite all our patients and colleagues to view the SRS-SOSORT Patient Webinars:

Link to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Webinar: 

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Become a member or Renew!

All health professionals concerned with the conservative treatment of vertebral deviations and patients are encouraged to apply., Deadline December15th, 2018. The SOSORT offers a wide array of membership opportunities for those involved in non-surgical approach. Renew your SOSORT membership for 2018 to continue developing your career, accessing essential networking opportunities, and receiving other exclusive documentation and stop missing out on the many services that SOSORT membership offers. The SOSORT provides you with access to tools and resources that support you in your practice and help you improve patient care.

View current Members List!

An updated membership file has been posted. This file includes SOSORT members current through 7/31/2017 and beyond. Scroll down to view attachments... Professional (Pending) memberships will appear as a competitive memberships on membership lists until the background screen process has been completed.


The “Fondation Yves Cotrel pour la Recherche en Pathologie Rachidienne” was born on January 22nd 1999, through a convention with the Institut de France.

According to its by-laws:

The Foundation aims to coordinate, sustain and promote - at both national and international levels - health research, more particularly in spinal diseases.

An international scientific Board will study the proposals submitted by the members of the administrative Board, its members, an external scientific figure or directly by the researchers.

The scientific Board will select the research projects to be supported, will ensure the follow-up of these projects and their evolution and will validate the progress of the supported research.


Why focus on Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Spinal deformities affect approximately 5‰ of children, and often have a negative impact on the quality of their lives. Spinal deformities that appear early in a child’s life can progress to a severe state and can even deteriorate further during adulthood. Sadly, the causes of spinal deformities are currently unknown.


What are existing treatments?

Currently, no reliable data exists which can predict how a deformity will progress. Thus, the treatment of a patient is based on the individual’s symptoms and their possible progression as seen during regular examinations. This type of empirical decision making may result in less than optimal treatment.

The conservative treatments available are based on the use of corrective braces, to be worn during the spinal growth period. Surgical treatment is used only in case of severe deformity. The objective of surgery is to fuse the deviated vertebrae to ensure their stabilization. However, while such fusions maintain the stability of the spine, they also reduce spine’s mobility - one of the spine’s key functions. Basically, the surgeon chooses between “the lesser of two evils”.

We can no longer be satisfied with this situation

The “Fondation Y. Cotrel de l’Institut de France” has decided to select and support the most valuable biomechanical, genetic, endocrinological, neurologic and metabolic projects researching the origins of idiopathic scoliosis in order to have early detection, and even better, to prevent its development.


Support the Foundation

I - Spead the word, share the news... 

II - Bring your moral or financial support

III - The Cotrel Spinal Research Foundation was created in Memphis in order to enable US citizen to actively support the research programs


The White Book - 15 Years Research

The Cotrel Foundation has the pleasure to share with you its first issue of the Idiopathic Scoliosis White Book.

It gathers scientific papers from all the teams supported by the Foundation since 2000.

Memories of 2018 to Watch !



Prof. Dr. Paul Sponseller (USA)

James O. Sanders


René Castelein





Cotrel Foundation for Scoliosis Research


Born on January 22nd 1999, the Foundation aims to coordinate, sustain and promote - at both national and international levels - health research, more particularly in spinal diseases.

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Screening, Early Detection

There are two major components of early detection of scoliosis: information and education to promote early diagnosis and advancing screening programs.

Bracing Treatment

Spinal bracing for scoliosis in children is a common nonsurgical treatment. The overarching goal of orthotic treatment for idiopathic scoliosis is to stop the progression of the spinal curve. Learn more about evidence based bracing approach.

Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises: (PSSE)

Comprehensive review of seven major schools. Why is physical therapy used to treat scoliosis, and how does it work?

Lyon Conference Live

Reserved for SOSORT members during the first 4 months. Register now!. All oral presentations at the Lyon meeting were recorded and presented in the form of e-leaning

Jean Claude de Mauroy

Lyon 2017: Book of Abstracts

Use abstracts with research results 2 years before official publication. Very pratical Author index. Reference: Jean Claude de Mauroy. Book of Abstracts. Lyon, SOSORT, 2017. SOSORT eBooks. Web. 16 May. 2017.!


Lyon Instructional Course: The Sagittal plane (book)

Synthesis of conservative treatments of deviations in the sagittal plane: Hyperkyyphosis and flat back, Spondylolisthesis, Camptocormia ... How to use the Sagittalmeter?


Upcoming Events

The events of our imminent

SOSORT 2020 Melbourne, Australia , APRIL 27th-30, 2020 During Spineweek! 
SRS 54th Annual Meeting & Course September 18-21st, 2019 Montreal, Canada

IRSSD Meeting June, 2020 Milwaukee, USA
ISPO, World Congress
The 17th ISPO World Congress will take place from 5-8 October 2019 in Kobe, Japan