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Dariusz Czaprowski, PT, PhD


  • Objective verification of the effectiveness of physiotherapeutic management applied both in prevention as well as in the treatment of dysfunctions and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis patients (particularly physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises).

  • Multi-factor analysis of the influence of idiopathic scoliosis on the movement system, the functioning of the cardiorespiratory system and the quality of life and the patients’ level of stress.

  • Verification of the reliability of the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system condition carried out using various diagnostic tools (Evidence Based Clinical Practice).

  • Epidemiology, etiology, treatment and prevention of back pain in children, adolescents and adults.



  1. Czaprowski D, Kotwicki T, Pawłowska P, Stoliński Ł. Joint hypermobility in children with idiopathic scoliosis: SOSORT award 2011 winner. Scoliosis 2011,6:22 (Best Clinical Paper ‘SOSORT 2011 Award’).

  2. Czaprowski D, Kotwicki T, Biernat R, Urniaż J, Ronikier A. Physical capacity of girls with mild and moderate idiopathic scoliosis: influence of the size, length and number of curvatures. European Spine Journal 2012;6(21):1099-105. Impact Factor: 2,133

  3. Kędra A, Czaprowski D. Epidemiology of back pain in children and youth aged 10-19 from the area of the south-east of Poland. BioMed Research International 2013; ID 506823. Impact Factor: 2,880

  4. Czaprowski D, Leszczewska J, Kolwicz A, Pawłowska P, Kędra A, Kriščiūnas A,  Raistenskis J, Kowalski IM. The influence of self-stretching based on postisometrical relaxation, static stretching combined with stabilizing exercises and stabilizing exercises    only on one-joint and two-joint hip flexors flexibility. Medicina 2013;49(10):439-46.      Impact Factor: 0,550

  5. Czaprowski D, Pawłowska P, Stoliński Ł, Kotwicki T. Active self-correction of back posture in children instructed with ‘straighten your back’ command. Manual Therapy 2014;19(5):392-8. Impact Factor: 2,237

  6. Czaprowski D, Leszczewska J, Kolwicz A, Pawłowska P, Kędra A, Janusz P, Kotwicki T. The comparison of the effects of three physiotherapy techniques on hamstring flexibility in children: a prospective, randomized, single-blind study. PLoS ONE 2013;8(8):e72026. Impact Factor: 3,730

  7. Czaprowski D, Afeltowicz A, Gębicka A, Pawłowska P, Kędra A, Barrios C, Hadala M. Abdominal muscle EMG-activity during bridge exercises on stable and unstable surfaces. Physical Therapy in Sport 2014;15(3):162-8. Impact Factor: 1,367

  8. Leszczewska J, Czaprowski D, Pawłowska P, Kolwicz A, Kotwicki T. Evaluation of the stress level of children with idiopathic scoliosis in relation to the method of treatment and parameters of the deformity. The Scientific World Journal 2012; ID 538409. Impact Factor: 1,730

  9. Biernat R, Trzaskoma Z, Trzaskoma Ł, Czaprowski D. Rehabilitation protocol for patellar tendinopathy applied amongst 16-19 year old volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2014;28(1):43-52. Impact Factor: 1,795

  10. Janusz P, Kotwicka M, Andrusiewicz M, Czaprowski D, Czubak J, Kotwicki T. Estrogen receptors genes polymorphisms and age at menarche in idiopathic scoliosis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014;15:383. Impact Factor: 1,9

  11. Czaprowski D, Kolwicz A, Afeltowicz A, Pawłowska P, Oleksy L. Reliability of measurements of the extension-flexion ratio with surface EMG. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2015;25:827-32. Impact Factor: 0,956

  12. Czaprowski D. Generalised joint hypermobility in Caucasian girls with idiopathic scoliosis: relation with age, curve size and curve pattern. The Scientific World Journal 2014; ID 370134. Impact Factor: 1,730

  13. Czaprowski D, Kędra A, Pawłowska P, Kolwicz A, Leszczewska J, Tyrakowski M.  The examination of the musculoskeletal system based only on the evaluation of pelvic-hip complex muscle and trunk flexibility may lead to failure to screen children for generalized joint hypermobility. PLoS One 2015;10(3):e0121360. Impact Factor: 3,057

  14. Tyrakowski M, Czaprowski D, Szczodry M, Siemionow K. Cobb Angle Measurements on Digital Radiographs Using Bunnell Scoliometer: Validation of the Method. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2017;30(4):667-73. Impact Factor: 0,956

  15. Kedra A, Kedra P. Czaprowski D. Back pain in physically inactive students compared to Physical Education students with high and average level of physical activity studying in Poland. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017;18(1):501. Impact Factor: 1,739

  16. Czaprowski D, Pawłowska P, Kolwicz-Gańko A, Sitarski D, Kędra A. The influence of the ‘straighten your back’ command on the sagittal spinal curvatures in children with generalized joint hypermobility. BioMed Research International 2017; ID 9724021. Impact Factor: 2,134

  17. Błażkiewicz B, Grygorowicz M, Białostocki A, Czaprowski D. Characteristics of goalkeepers’ injuries – retrospective, self-reported study among adolescence football players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2018 Feb 26. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.18.07849-0. [Epub ahead of print]. Impact Factor: 1,215

  18. Stoliński Ł, Kozinoga M, Czaprowski D, Tyrakowski M, Cerny P, Suzuki N, Kotwicki T. Two-dimensional digital photography for child body posture evaluation: standardized technique, reliable parameters and normative data for age 7-10 years. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2017;12:38.

  19. Negrini S, Donzelli, Aulisa AG, Czaprowski D, Schreiber S, Mauroy JCM, Diers H, Grivas TB, Knott P, Kotwicki T, Lebel A, Marti C, Maruyama T, O’Brien J, Price N, Parent E, Rigo M, Romano M, Stikeleather L, Wynne J, Zaina F. 2016 SOSORT guidelines: orthopaedic and rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2018;13:3. 

  20. Czaprowski D, Stoliński Ł, Tyrakowski M, Kozinoga M, Kotwicki T. Non-structural misalignments of body posture in the sagittal plane. Scoliosis Spinal Disord 2018;13:6. doi: 10.1186/s13013-018-0151-5

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  • Associate Professor, Dept of Physiotherapy, Józef Rusiecki University College, Olsztyn, Poland.

  • Scientific and Clinical Director of the Center of Body Posture, Olsztyn, Poland. 

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