What is the Schroth Method?
The Schroth Method for scoliosis is a conservative exercise program that involves a three-dimensional approach to elongate the trunk and correct imbalances of the spine. Specific exercises are provided based on the curve patterns and severity, as well as the patient’s function and mobility.
The Exercise Goals:
- Stabilization of the curve/s
- Mobilization of stiff body parts
- Improve postural alignment
- Teach activities of daily living
- Promotes corrections
- Enhance neuromuscular control
- Increase muscle strength and endurance
- Pain reduction
- Improve Cardio-pulmonary function
- Support for brace treatment
- Avoid surgery
Who would benefit from Schroth?
The treatment approach can be used to treat scoliosis patient of ALL AGES and can be utilized to treat in all stages of scoliosis, bracing, and after surgery.
What are the exercises like?
Specific exercises are provided based on the curve patterns and severity, as well as the patient’s function and mobility. The goal is to create awareness of the new posture and alignment through position, repetitions, and breathing. Exercises are designed to reduce the flat back and rib prominence and restore alignment of the pelvis.
How long will I be treated for?
Your Schroth program will be based on your individual evaluation. Treatment sessions are typically 60 min long and can range in the number of sessions.
What to bring?
- Exercise clothing
- Sports bra for the ladies
- PA and sagittal x-ray films of the patient, including Cobb angles and Risser stage, will be required to properly determine the type and severity of the curve as well as the risk of progression which will help in developing the appropriate and individualized treatment they will need.
Cost per session?
The program is taught one-on-one by a trained Physiotherapist. The cost per session is $150 and can be covered under Physiotherapy by private health insurance.
$150 per session