Ortholutions Team

Ortholutions is a premium partner for trunk orthoses and scoliosis therapy

The company Ortholutions was established in 2001, is based in Rohrdorf near Rosenheim in Germany,
and is today a sought-after premium manufacturer for individual and standardized trunk orthoses.
Ortholutions supports industry customers, physicians and patients on a local and international level.

With our patented manufacturing method for the RSC® Scoliosis Brace we produce high-quality braces which can be adapted directly by us or by certified and trained experts in excellence centers. As a result, competent and experienced patient support is always guaranteed.

Dino Gallo

Managing
director / founder

Jenny Schmid

Managing
director / founder

Tamara Schuhwerk

Team assistant
Front and back office

Henry Hähnlein

Production technician
for plastic +
plastic moulder

Josephine Heid

Trainee for
office management

 

International cooperation in scoliosis therapy

At Ortholutions we attach importance to helping as many scoliosis patients as possible with the most modern therapy by passing on our know-how. That is why we foster the development of international specialist teams for scoliosis therapy with the RSC® care concept, implement intensive training courses and provide the opportunity for franchise and license partners to have a share in our methodology.

Founding member of SOSORT

As a founding member of SOSORT (International Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Treatment) we exchange know-how on a regular basis with colleagues from at home and abroad at congresses and symposiums. So we always remain up to date for you.

Dino Gallo

dino gallo scoliosis rigo cheneau bracing expert ceo ortholutions

Founder and managing director of Ortholutions

Dino Gallo is a Certified Master Orthopedic Technician / CPO (Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist) with professional experience since 1988. Dortmund Chamber of Skilled Crafts, Federal Vocational Training Institute for Orthopedics Technology (BUFA) in Dortmund.

Management and treatment of scoliosis and degenerative diseases of the spine with trunk orthoses.
Since 1993: specialization in pediatric orthopedics with renowned companies and in cooperation with internationally active specialized clinics. Focus on clinical orthopedic care of patients with spina bifida, muscular dystrophies, ICP, congenital or traumatic paralyses, skeletal dysplasias, congenital deformities and AMC (arthrogryposis multiplex congenita).

2000-2001 Orthotics department – John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, NSW, Australien, technological developments, improve of the orthopedic standards.

Since 2000: specialization in conservative scoliosis treatment of development of RSC® treatment concept.

Cooperation with Dr. Manuel Rigo since 1999 as a medical consultant for the Rigo System Chêneau Brace (RSC®) Brace from Ortholutions.

2007 – 2010 Instituto Elena Salvá, Barcelona (Spain): scoliosis treatment according Rigo | BSPTS (Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School).

2003 – 2008 Asklepios Katharina Schroth Clinic, Bad Sobernheim (Germany): 
fitting the clinic’s scoliosis patients in the clinic with the RSC® Brace, development of trunk orthoses systems in cooperation with Dr. Hans Rudolf Weiß. 2004: Founding member of SOSORT (Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment).


Publications

  1. Case reports: orthotic treatment of adult scoliosis patients with chronic back pain, Dino Gallo, Scoliosis 2014, 9:18 (18 November 2014)
  2. In-brace correction of the Cobb angle with RSC-CAD CAM compared with ‘hand made’ from the original author, Manuel D Rigo, Dino Gallo, Robert Dallmayer, Scoliosis 2010, 5 (Suppl 1):O68 (10 September 2010)
  3. A specific scoliosis classification correlating with brace treatment: description and reliability, Manuel D Rigo, Mónica Villagrasa, Dino Gallo, Scoliosis 2010, 5:1 (27 January 2010)
  4. Chancen und Möglichkeiten von CAD/CAM in der Orthopädie-Technik – erläutert am Beispiel der RSC Korsett Servicefertigung, Dino Gallo, Orthopädie-Technik 10/05
  5. Korrektur und Beeinflussung des Sagittalprofils der Wirbelsäule, Erfahrungen bei der Versorgung mit individuellen CAD-gefertigten und – konfektionierten Rumpforthesen-Systemen, Dino Gallo, Orthopädie-Technik 8/09
  6. Die orthetische Behandlung von erwachsenen Skoliosepatienten mit chronischen Rückenschmerzen. Orthesen zur Unterstützung des Sagittalprofils und zur Optimierung der Körperstatik. Dargestellt am Beispiel des Rumpforthesensystems sBrace L, Dino Gallo, Orthopädie-Technik 4/14
  7. Quality Control of Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment in 147 Patients While Using the RSC® Brace, Dino Gallo, CPO (GM) Grant I. Wood, BS, MSc, CPO (UK) Robert Dallmayer, CPO (GM), American Academi of Orthotists and Prosthetists,
    (Volume 23-Number 2-2011)
  8. Brustfervormungen im Skoliosekorsett vermeiden, Dino Gallo, Rückenzeit- das Skoliose Magazin, Ausgabe 2/2014
  9. Scoliosis and pregnancy, Pregnant with scoliosis – what does science tell us? Lichtblick, 1/2015 » read article

Seminars /Trainings Scoliosis RSC® brace Patients Meetings

  1. since 2005 twice a year Scoliosis-Patients Meetings in Israel with Dr. Rigo, Avital Pinhas CPO and the Israeli Schroth-BSPTS.net Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (IS scoliosis patients consultation, brace check-up, brace fittings)
  2. Special RSC® Brace Evaluation Clinic, Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hanger San Mateo, 2009, 2011
  3. Implementation of Scoliosis Patients Meetings at international RSC® Brace Excellence Centers
  4. Attendee at the all SOSORT Meetings since 2004
  5. Since 2003 every year organization and implementation of the 
Rigo Cheneau RSC® Brace Intensive Seminar, with Dr. Manuel Rigo and Ortholutions in Germany


Exhibition

  1. 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 Exhibition at the International Trade Show and World Congress OTWorld, Leipzig, Germany
  2. SOSORT Industry exhibition, 2004 Barcelona, 2007 Boston, 2011 Barcelona, 
2014 Wiesbaden
  3. 2005 O & P Trade exhibition Valencia, Spain 

  4. 2006 Scoliosis Trade exhibition in Gent, Belgium
  5. 2011 FOT Trade exhibition, Friedrichshafen, Germany

  6. 2014 2014 Co- Exhibitor with East Coast Orthotics and Prosthetics Corp. N.Y. at 
11th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic, Symposium presented by POSNA and AAOS, Dec 3 -6, 2014; Lake Buena Vista, FL Orlando USA 
Course Directors: Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH and John M. (Jack) Flynn, MD;

 

Jenny Schmid

ceo ortholutions jenny schmid rsc bracing expert

Founder and managing director of Ortholutions.

Jenny Schmid is a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist CPO (D) with professional experience in the O&P field since 1991. Her focus at the beginning was conservative clinical orthopaedic treatment, orthopaedic service in clinics and patient focused care in Orthotics as well as organization and implementation of Trade Shows both nationally and internationally.

Jan. 1995 – June 1996 she worked at Swiss Balance Inc. Prosthetic & Orthotic Specialists CA (U.S.A.).

Since 1996 she spezialised in pediatric orthopedics with renowned companies and in cooperation with internationally active specialized clinics.

Since 1998 she specializes in conservative treatment of scoliosis and spinal deformities. .

Since 2000: specialization in conservative scoliosis treatment and development of the RSC® treatment concept.

Management and treatment of scoliosis patients and patients with degenerative Illnesses of the Column with Trunk Orthotics of all kind.

Development of network channels for the Ortholutions Trunk Orthotic product line. Organization and implementation of product seminars, Business Customer Support

Acquisition of business clients and cooperation partners regarding the RSC® Scoliose brace as well as the complete trunk orthotic product line.

1998 – 4 month intensive education and training in Rigo Chêneau Bracing with Dr. Manuel Rigo at Instituto Elena Salvá Scoliosis Rehabilitation Center, Barcelona (Spain).

Cooperation with Dr. Manuel Rigo since 1999 as a medical consultant for the Rigo System Chêneau Brace (RSC®) from Ortholutions.


2004: Founding member of SOSORT (Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment).

  1. Since 2003 every year organization and implementation of the Rigo CheneauRSC® Brace Intensive Seminar, with Dr. Manuel Rigo and Ortholutions in Germany
  2. 2009, 1 day Schroth-Therapy Seminar for PT’s, Mannheim, Germany
  3. mplementation of Scoliosis Patients Meetings at international RSC® Brace Excellence Centers
  4. Attendee at the all SOSORT Meetings since 2004

Exhibition

  1. 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 Exhibition at the International Trade Show and World Congress OTWorld, Leipzig, Germany
  2. SOSORT Industry exhibition, 2004 Barcelona, 2007 Boston, 2011 Barcelona, 
2014 Wiesbaden
  3. 2005 O & P Trade exhibition Valencia, Spain 

  4. 2006 Scoliosis Trade exhibition in Gent, Belgium
  5. 2011 FOT Trade exhibition, Friedrichshafen, Germany

  6. 2014 2014 Co- Exhibitor with East Coast Orthotics and Prosthetics Corp. N.Y. at 
11th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic, Symposium presented by POSNA and AAOS, Dec 3 -6, 2014; Lake Buena Vista, FL Orlando USA 
Course Directors: Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH and John M. (Jack) Flynn, MD;

Lecture



  1. Meeting with Dr. Manuel Rigo, about AIS treatment with the RSC® brace 
Public Hospital in Cordoba, Andalucía Spain Friday and Saturday 18. – 19.
  2. February 2005 Jenny Schmid, Titel: Central orthotic fabrication of the Rigo-System-Chêneau Brace 
Vortrag 

CME Conservative treatment of childhood scoliosis Winter Garden,
  3. Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of Newyork-PRESBYTERIAN Hospital, Friday, June 6, 2014 
Jenny Schmid, Titel: Ortholutions RSC® Brace Scoliosis System

 

Tamara Schuhwerk

Administration Ortholutions

Team assistant – front and back office

Since the summer of 2016 Tamara has been supporting our front office on a part-time basis.

Tamara works in the fields of administration, order processing and shipment. She supports our management in the development of new products for our online shop and our medical supply store partners.

She takes care of PR and customer mailings, helps with the organization of trade fairs and seminars, and is the right contact person in marketing issues.

Henry Hähnlein

Production Ortholutions

Production technician for plastic + plastic moulder

Henry Hähnlein has been working with Ortholutions since March 2016. Mr. Hähnlein is a production technician for plastic and also a plastic mold maker. He is responsible for the production of trunk orthoses as well as service fabrication.

Henry implacably pursues his goal to produce world-class products for Ortholutions which meet the specific requirements of our customers at home and abroad.

Josephine Heid

officce administration ortholutions josephine HeidOFFICE Administration

Trainee for office management

Josephine Heid has been a trainee in the Ortholutions office since July 2015.
Josephine welcomes our customers and answers telephone calls. She assumes responsibilities in terms of order processing and arranging appointments.

We are happy about our addition to the Ortholutions Office Team!

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