The Schroth Method

What is it?

The Schroth Method is a specialized method of Physical Therapy used to manage scoliosis and kyphosis through the use of scoliosis specific exercises and a sensory motor training program. It is a non-surgical option used to stop curve progression, correct imbalances of the spine and decrease pain.

Due to its complex nature, the Schroth Method is best learned one on one.

How is Schroth different from conventional Physical Therapy?

The Schroth method exercises are designed to address the 3 dimensional nature of scoliosis and are curve specific for each individual. It is currently the recommended method of treatment for Scoliosis by the Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Treatment (SOSORT) and becoming the gold standard of conservative physical therapy careĀ for those with Scoliosis and Kyphosis.

Who can benefit?

People of all ages and curve severities can benefit from the Schroth Method. It is used when surgery is not recommended and for both pre and post surgical patients.

The primary goal of treatment for adolescents is to minimize curve progression. Untreated scoliosis can progress very quickly which is why the "watch and wait method" is no longer recommended and early detection and treatment is critical.

For adults, scoliosis can be a new diagnosis or something they developed in childhood. Addressing pain, muscle restrictions and range of motion deficits can dramatically improve quality of life.

Does it work?

We place a high value on evidence based medicine. See below for a list of publications regarding the Schroth Method:

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