Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, MD

Editorial Board:

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation (Taylor & Francis-)
  • Scoliosis (-2013)
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (- 2013)
  • Open Access Journal of Science and Technology (OAJOST) Society Board:
  • IRSSD (International Research Society for Spinal Deformities – 2008)
  • SOSORT (Society on Spinal Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment -2008)

Founding Editor of:

  • “Scoliosis” (2005)
    Editor in Chief of: OA Musculoskeletal Medicine (2013)
  • Inventor and developer of new comfortable brace designs such as: physio-logic™ brace, spondylogic™ brace, kyphologic™ brace, USO, Chêneau light™ and Gensingen brace™.
  • Inventor and developer of new approaches of physical therapy such as: physio-logic™ exercises, 3D-made-easy, specific ADL approaches and “New Power Schroth”


  • Best Clinical Paper at the 6th biannual meeting of the International Research Society for Spinal Deformities (IRSSD), Vancouver, June 2004: H.R. WEISS, G. WEISS: Is natural history changed by SpineCor treatment during pubertal growth spurt in girls with IS?
  • Guest editor of the special issue on scoliosis: Pediatric Rehabilitation 6, number 3-4, July – December 2003
    Guest editor of the special issue on scoliosis: Physical Therapy – Theory and Practice 1, 2011
  • More than 500 publications including 11 books and > 80 listings in Pub Med.


  • Physical Therapy School (University of Mainz, Germany 1977-1979);
  • Physical Therapy examination 1979;
  • Studies of Medical Sciences 1979 – 1985 in Regensburg, Mainz and Frankfurt;
  • Examination 1985;
  • M.D. 1986;
  • Residency in Traumatology 1986;
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery 1987 – 1992.
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1992,
  • Specialist for Chirotherapy and Physical Therapy 1992;
  • Specialist for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1996,
    trained in Psychosomatic Medicine 1996;
  • Specialisation for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 2000.
  • Professional Appointment: Medical Director, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Services “Gesundheitsforum Nahetal”, Gensingen (formerly head of the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Centre)



“A Prospective Cohort Study of AIS Patients with 40° and More Treated with a Gensingen Brace (GBW): Preliminary Results”

“Development of CAD/CAM Based Brace Models for the Treatment of Patients with Scoliosis-Classification Based Approach versus Finite Element Modelling”

“Postural Rehabilitation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis during Growth”


With Dr. Budi S. Widjaja, MD (Indonesia)

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