Schroth™ Method is a Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercise approach that simultaneously addresses all three planes of motion therefore addressing the deformity with a three-dimensional approach versus general exercises that are only two-dimensional. This method utilizes the muscles of the entire trunk including the intercostals of the rib cage, the diaphgram, and the intrinsic spinal stabilizers that aid in elongation and core stabilization. By using internally driven active movements (not passive movements) of the trunk including what is called rotational angular breathing, the shape of the trunk is changed into a more aligned posture. By performing these exercises one can stabilize the spine and arrest the progression of the curve, improve respiration, function, and self image, and/or reduce pain if present. Throughout this process the greatest influence is significant improvement of patient and family education of scoliosis.
Your initial session will entail a clinical examination of your curve and trunk mobility. A detailed reading of your full spinal x-rays which you will need to bring in for the first session, will then determine the "classification" of your curve which is the basis for providing the appropriate scoliosis specific exercises. Each session following will progressively focus on improving your ability to maintain postural corrections with good stability. It is important to understand that curve corrections will primarily occur with full compliance of of Schroth, bracing, or both.
**Please note the following information is resourced from the 3-D Treatment of Scoliosis According to the Principles of Katharina and Christa Lehnert Schroth provided by Scoliosis Education Seminars affiliated with Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School. January 2016.
specializing in the Schroth Method: a non-surgical scoliosis specific exercise approach for scoliosis curve alignment
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