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Schroth scoliosis management

Schroth Method Exercise Goals

  • Stabilization of the curve/s
  • Mobilization of stiff body parts
  • Improve postural alignment
  • Promotes corrections
  • Enhance neuromuscular control
  • Increase muscle strength and endurance
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve cardio-pulmonary function
  • Support for brace treatment
  • Avoid surgery

Specialized exercise program to elongate the trunk and correct imbalances of the spine

Scoliosis occurs when there is a curvature in the spine, causing pain, discomfort, and observable asymmetry in the body. Although most cases of scoliosis have no known cause, some cases can be caused by trauma, neuromuscular conditions, birth defects, and increased spinal curvature with age.
At The Bridge, we treat scoliosis through a conservative treatment method known as the Schroth Method. This treatment utilizes asymmetric 3D endurance, strength training, and breathing exercises to correct posture and scoliotic curves.
The length of scoliosis treatment varies from patient to patient depending on curve type, severity, age of the patient, ability to perform rehabilitative exercises, and patient goals.

The Bridge in Millennium Place is lucky to have Graham Murray, a Physiotherapist specializing in Scoliosis research, treatment and exercise prescription to lead our scoliosis management team.

Specialized exercise program to elongate the trunk and correct imbalances of the spine

Scoliosis occurs when there is a curvature in the spine, causing pain, discomfort, and observable asymmetry in the body. Although most cases of scoliosis have no known cause, some cases can be caused by trauma, neuromuscular conditions, birth defects, and increased spinal curvature with age.
At The Bridge, we treat scoliosis through a conservative treatment method known as the Schroth Method. This treatment utilizes asymmetric 3D endurance, strength training, and breathing exercises to correct posture and scoliotic curves.
The length of scoliosis treatment varies from patient to patient depending on curve type, severity, age of the patient, ability to perform rehabilitative exercises, and patient goals.
The Bridge in Millennium Place is lucky to have Graham Murray, a Physiotherapist specializing in Scoliosis research, treatment and exercise prescription to lead our scoliosis management team.

Schroth Method Exercise Goals

  • Stabilization of the curve/s
  • Mobilization of stiff body parts
  • Improve postural alignment
  • Promotes corrections
  • Enhance neuromuscular control
  • Increase muscle strength and endurance
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve cardio-pulmonary function
  • Support for brace treatment
  • Avoid surgery

Meet Our Scoliosis Specialist

I initially graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Science, majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. I found myself working in a fast-paced environment as a research chemist for a pharmaceutical company for a number of years but came to the realization that I wanted to help people in a more direct, face-to-face way.
I then returned to the University of Alberta where I completed my Masters in Physical Therapy to pursue this. After graduating, I furthered my education by becoming certified in scoliosis management under the Schroth method of treatment before joining The Bridge team.

Graham Murray

Physiotherapist

Meet Our Scoliosis Specialist

Graham Murray

Physiotherapist
I initially graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Science, majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. I found myself working in a fast-paced environment as a research chemist for a pharmaceutical company for a number of years but came to the realization that I wanted to help people in a more direct, face-to-face way.
I then returned to the University of Alberta where I completed my Masters in Physical Therapy to pursue this. After graduating, I furthered my education by becoming certified in scoliosis management under the Schroth method of treatment before joining The Bridge team.

Common Questions

Who would benefit from Schroth Treatment?

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 30 minutes long and number of sessions can vary greatly depending on the patient and initial assessment.

What do i need to bring?

  • A sports bra or tank top that shows most of your back
  • First time patients will need to bring their PA and sagittal x-rays, including Cobb angles and Risser stage. These 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.

What is the cost per session?

The program is taught one-on-one by a trained Physiotherapist specializing in Scoliosis research, treatment and exercise prescription. The cost per session is $150 and can be covered under physiotherapy by private health insurance.
For more information please contact us at 780.464.5915 or email info@thebridge.fit to see if the Schroth Method could be of benefit to you.

Booking Information

Online booking

You’ll have direct access to book and reschedule all of your appointments, check your appointment notes and get reminder notifications to your phone with our online booking platform.

Private insurance direct billing

Schroth treatments are able to be direct billed to nearly all major private insurance providers for physiotherapy, including Alberta Blue Cross, Sunlife, Great West Life, Manulife, and many more. Don’t see your provider on that list? Give us a quick call or email to double check.

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