Functional Individual Therapy of Scoliosis

Part 1: 13-18 June 2023, Sofia, Bulgaria
Part 2: 7-12 October 2023, Sofia, Bulgaria

Rcommended by the SOSORT for the treatment of children with scoliosis.


Deadline April 30, 2023

Course will be held in English with Bulgarian translation.



FITS Method– comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of scoliosis, postural defects and Scheuermann’s disease. Three main stages:

  • Examination of patient in terms of using FITS approach. Education of patient to help him become aware of his/her deformity;
  • Preparation for correction: sensory motor balance training, detection and elimination of myofascial tension, which restricts three-plane corrective movements;
  • Three-dimensional correction: building and stabilization of corrective patterns in open, clipsed biokinematic chains and functional positions.
  • More information on official web


FITS Method - Part 1

13-18 June 2023, Sofia, Bulgaria
Instructor Andrzej M’hango PT, PhD, D.O.

Registration fee for part 1 and part 2

Standart fee - 1700 euro (3324 leva)
BGAPT fee - 3000 leva
Non-members fee - 3100 leva

FITS Method - Part 1

FITS Method - Part 2

7-12 October 2023, Sofia, Bulgaria
Instructor Marianna Białek PT, PhD

Registration fee includes both part 1 and part 2

FITS Method - Part 2


FITS Method was created in 2004 by Marianna Białek PT, PhD and Andrzej M’hango PT, MSc, D.O.

  • awareness of spine deformation
  • psychological aspect
  • sensory motor balance training to improve nervous system control over the muscles function
  • examination of the ability of active and passive corrective movement
  • releasing myofascial structures which limit three-plane corrective movement
  • primary curve correction by creating functional compensation
  • building and stabilization of corrective movement patterns in open, closed biokinematic chains and functional positions

150 trained physiotherapists and medical doctors every year.

    Skills you will gain from FITS Method course.

  • you will know when to refer patient to doctor
  • how assess scoliosis bracer
  • how to conduct professional therapy of patients with scoliosis

 FITS Method  Andrzej M’hango trained physiotherapists and medical doctors.

  • graduates can additionally practice their skills under supervision of method instructors during rehabilitation stays organized by them for patients.

FITS Method Therapy for scoliosis

Part 1:
Comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of scoliosis, postural defects and Scheuermann’s disease

6 days

from 09:00 a.m. to 17:15 p.m.


1. FITS Method –history, the main principles, stages of correction building

2. Biomechanical model of the spine

3. Biomechanical analysis, examination, correction of the foot and knee

4. Sensory motor balance training, lumbo – pelvic stabilization

5. Myofascial techniques for the lower limbs

6. Clinical examination of the patient with scoliosis according to FITS method

7. Clinical examination of the pelvis and lower limb length assessment

8. Correction patterns for pelvis and lower limbs for Th/L scoliosis

9. Scoliogeny- aetiology, pathogenesis and pathomechanism of scoliosis

10. Risk factors for scoliosis progression

11. Scoliosis classification according to FITS method

12. Correction patterns for scapula and upper limbs for Th scoliosis

13. Correction patterns for 2 curve scoliosis in closed and open biokinematics chains

14. Examination of the correction shift for primary curve in functional positions

15. Myofascial techniques for trunk and pelvis muscles

16. Therapy for the increasing correctional shift movement

17. Functional compensation – principles.

18. Patient therapy presentation, autotherapy for homework.

Once the Part 1 is achieved the student can go forward to the part 2.

Part 2:
Comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of scoliosis, postural defects and Scheuermann’s disease

6 days

from 09:00 a.m. to 17:15 p.m.


1. Functional and structural compensation, the key for planning corrective patterns

2. Corrective patterns in functional positions, correction patterns for 3 curve scoliosis

3. Correction patterns after creating functional compensation

4. Patient therapy presentation

5. Diaphragm – examination and therapy

6. Myofascial techniques for chest to facilitate derotational breathing for Th and Th/L scoliosis

7. 3D derotational breathing for Th and Th/L scoliosis

8. Analysis of the X-ray pictures of scoliotic and Scheuermann’s disease patients

9. Functional body posture default in sagittal plane- ADL autocorrection

10. Scheuerman’s disease- examination and therapy

11. Myofascial techniques for cervical spine and shoulder girdle muscles. (suboccipital, sternocleidomastoideus, levator scapulae, trapezius, pectoralis major and minor, latissimus dorsi and erector spinae)

12. Brace treatment of scoliosis

13. Corrective patterns in brace, 3D breathing in brace.

14. Scoliosis therapy using myofascial chains

15. Derotational techniques for one and double curve scoliosis

16. Scoliosis 3D autocorrection in ADL

17. Long term therapy planning.

Andrej-Mhango is s co-author and educator of FITS Method


Co-author and educator of FITS Method (Functional Individual Therapy of Scoliosis).
Physiotherapist – graduated from Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław – 1992

1999 – completed specialization in physiotherapy – level I
2005 – completed specialization in physiotherapy level II from Post-Graduate Medical Centre“
2003 – 2009 studied at Sutherland College of Osteopathic Medicine from Brussels.
2012 – diploma thesis and received the title of D.O. (certified osteopath).
2022 – defended phd thesis at the Medical University of Poznań.

Certified therapist:
Manual therapy (Postgraduate Education Medical Center), GDS (Chaines Musculaires et Articulaires), FDM (Fascial Distortion Model), Kinesiotaping therapy, Trigger Point Theraphy . International PNF therapist, Visceral Manipulation (Barral Institute).
1995 he established Medical and Physiotherapy Clinic CRM “Terapeuta”. At the present time there are over 80 employees (physiotherapists, nurses, physicians and speech therapists).
Participant of specialist courses in the field of physiotherapy and manual therapy (over 80) and postgraduate master courses in osteopathy (over 30).

Completed training in scoliosis therapy:

• Osteopathic approach in the treatment of scoliosis:

• Pediatric osteopathy

• Myofascial release in thoracic area, working with scoliosis

• ISST International Schroth 3D Scoliosis Therapy part I

• BSPTS Concept by Rigo

• Osteopathic treatment of scoliosis


The Society of Polish Osteopaths, EFO European Federation of Osteopaths, Polish Manual Medicine Association, International Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment.
A Disciplinary Judge in The Polish Chamber of Physiotherapists.


Andrej-Mhango is s co-author and educator of FITS Method


Co-author and educator of FITS Method (Functional Individual Therapy of Scoliosis).
Graduated from Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Faculty of Physiotherapy (1987).2010 gained doctoral degree of medical science in Postraduate Medical Education Center in Warsaw. Manual Therapist, certified PNF Therapist.

1980 – 1990 employed in The Cooperative of The Disabled as physiotherapist (nervous system disease and disfunctions of musculoskeletal system)
1990-1993 – was teaching a classes of corrective gymnastics in Primary School in Jawor, Lecturer of rehabilitation in Medical Vocational School in Jawor.“
Since 1993 till present – Physiotherapy Office in Paszowice.
Since 2012 – consultant in Pulmunology and Allergology Pediatric Center in Karpacz.
Since 2013 – rehabilitation department manager in Medical Center in Karpacz.

Lecturer of training courses::
In years 2002-2003 lecturer of „PNF and scoliosis” course in Postgraduate Education Center Reha Plus in Cracow.
Co-author of EU-funded Project and instructor of training courses for physiotherapists in 2003-2007 in BMK Wrocław.
Since 2004 co-author and instructor of courses for physiotherpists according to FITS Method, since 2011 the method is recommended by SOSORT (by the end of 20219 we conducted 43 courses – 1359 therapists and doctors took part).
In 2007 assistant of the cranio-sacral therapy course (Upledger Intitute).
Instructor of training courses for physicians since 2014 „Diagnostics of postural defects, scoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease according to FITS Method”
In 03.2015 instructor of Master Course FITS „ New physiotherapy techniques in scoliosis treatment – fascial and visceral techniques for thorax.
Since 2003 till present – organiser of rehabilitation camp for children and adolescent with postural defects, scoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease (37 camps 2-weeks – 1435 children participated and 17 camps 5-days – 187 children took part).
Completed courses:.
Manual therapy (Rakowski), Cranio-sacral Therapy (Upledger Institute) Neuromobilization (Butler), Osteopathy (Hartmann), Soft tissue therapy (Ciechomski), Trigger Point (Wilson), McKenzie A,B,C,D, Myofascial chains according to Myers, Kinesiotaping, NDT-Bobath for adults, Myofascial release (Schleip), Fascial Therapy for Thorax including idiopathic scoliosis (Schwind), Therapy for children with mucoviscidosis, Comprehensive therapy for women after mastectomy, Biomechanics of lower extremities.