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SCHROTH METHOD | SCOLIOSIS PHYSICAL THERAPY | PILATES 
JACKSONVILLE & PONTE VEDRA, FL

Do you have Back Pain, Scoliosis, an Athletic Injury, or just want to get moving? Our certified Scoliosis Therapists and Pilates Experts can help you.



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Schroth Method Frequently Asked Questions

The Schroth Method is a 3 dimensional treatment approach with the aim to halt curve progression, reduce pain and improve cosmesis in both adolescents and adults with scoliosis. For Schroth treatment in Jacksonville, FL contact us online or call 904-372-3161.

Scoliosis is a three dimensional spinal disorder and therefore should be treated using a 3D approach. The schroth method uses 3 dimensional posture specific exercises and breathing to stabilize the spine. The exercises work on axial elongation and derotation to decrease spinal curve, and reduce pain/ stiffness. The Schroth Method is backed by peer reviewed articles (a peer-reviewed article is published in peer-reviewed journals only after review and critiques by multiple scholars in the field in order to make sure that the articles reflect solid evidence). For more Schroth Method research go here.

Physical Therapist, Donnė Ordile, is a certified Schroth method therapist through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School. Donne primarily treats individuals with Scoliosis and Kyphosis in her studio.  She specializes in modifying  the program to fit each individual’s specific needs. From evaluating x-rays to creating posture specific exercise, she can help reduce your spinal curvature, decrease your pain, prevent surgery and improve body image.

It typically takes 10-15 sessions for individuals to learn and understand the unique 3 Dimensional Schroth Program. Each session is 50 minutes one on one with Schroth Certified Physical Therapist,.

Yes an x-ray is required to receive treatment at Scoliosis PT Jax.

The initial discovery visit at Scoliois PT Jax is free.  Wear loose athletic clothing and female clients must wear a sports bra or bathing suit top as we will need to see your entire back. During the discovery visit you will gain a better understanding of your back as it relates to  the Schroth 3D management of scoliosis.

The initial discovery visit is free. Follow up visit prices vary depending on the number of visits and package. We do not accept insurance, however we can give you the paperwork to submit to your insurance.

For years, the effects of bracing were unclear. In 2013, The Braist Study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirming the benefits of bracing for AIS. Weinstein S. L. et al N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1512-1521 It is important to keep in mind that the quality, type and fit of brace may impact its success.

General physical activities are important not only for physical health, but socially and emotionally and should be continued unless pain becomes an issue. However, certain repetitive movements can be stressful for a spine with scoliosis, such as crunches or sit-ups. Speak with a certified scoliosis specific trained physical therapists to determine what exercises can be modified if needed or eliminated.

Yes! The Schroth Method can help young children, adolescents, and adults. Often adult clients with scoliosis suffer from pain, stiffness and or numbness. The Schroth Method can work to elongate, derotate and strengthen your back while decreasing the pain, stiffness and numbness.

What Clients Are Saying...

gabby
gabby
February 4, 2022.
Judy Myers
Judy Myers
October 27, 2021.
Donne was recommended to me about 6 months ago by Pilates instructor after discussing my physical limitations due to sciatica, scoliosis. She specializes in the Schroth method for scoliosis. I have done physical therapy over the years off and on but seem to be in general and really didn’t help. Also had seen a chiropractor, massage therapy which was good but didn’t address my pain and hip unevenness I signed up for her free evaluation and it was the best thing that I have done. She did a great assessment and any x-rays or MRI that you can take also very helpful. I had been wearing a lift to make my hips more even and she told me to stop doing that, wasn’t helping probably making it worse. Immediately after that I was able to sleep better with no pain turning over In bed. It was amazing to me how little my orthopedic doctor and general physical therapy had been regarding treatment for me. It was a godsend that I discovered Donne I did my research on the Schroth method and found out that it was very innovative way to treat scoliosis. Donne is very personable customizing exercises to bring my spine more into alignment and techniques to relieve numbness and pain in my legs. It will take time but I can see a difference already. She also takes pictures of you doing these with notes so you can do at home!! This is a little long but I can’t really say enough about Donne. I am just so fortunate that I have found her to work with me! You won’t be sorry!
Madeline Banks
Madeline Banks
October 27, 2021.
Donne Ordile is just amazing. I can’t fully articulate how much she has helped my condition and my quality of life. I have moderate 4-curve scoliosis that was diagnosed as a teen and never properly treated until working with Donne. As I entered my 40s, my pain level was unacceptable and my mobility started to become limited. I was worried that decline would be inevitable because nothing I tried really helped. In my 20s and 30s, I worked with several chiropractors and massage therapists; while they gave me temporary relief, none could improve my condition in a meaningful way. I also practiced yoga and Pilates, but only some movements are helpful, while some are problematic. I would frequently injure myself with small muscle pulls or perform movements that would trigger deep painful spasms. Eventually, my only safe exercises were walking or water aerobics. I felt like a little old lady way before my time. I found Donne by luck with an internet search and was immediately hopeful. I engaged her for 10 sessions and did my best to commit to the work at home. I immediately had faith in the method and the movements. The pain relief was immediate in some areas and more stubborn parts also released with some effort. I’m straighter and a bit taller after two months, my pain is greatly improved, as is my outlook in general. I’m looking forward to continuing treatment with her. If you or your child suffer from scoliosis, I beg you to see Donne at ScoliosisPTJax!
L T
L T
October 26, 2021.
Our teenaged daughter was recently diagnosed with scoliosis. We started this journey with absolutely no idea of where to turn and what to do... Donne is an incredible wealth of knowledge: from the different brace options available (Nemours only offers one style of brace- there are many!), to the physical and holistic therapies available that can also help, to connecting us with other teens going thru the same issue for moral support- her help and guidance has been invaluable. We are seeing really good results in my daughters spinal curve in only 2 months- the brace, Schroth Therapy from Donne and pilates have made a big improvement and we wouldn't be where we are today without Donne and Scoliosis PT Jax. 5 stars isn't enough to describe this business!
Marc Gettemy
Marc Gettemy
October 26, 2021.
Maryanne is an incredible instructor and person! Highly recommend!
jana flowers
jana flowers
July 29, 2021.
Donne is amazing. I found ScoliosisPTJax after searching out Schroth exercises for my son when he was diagnosed with scoliosis. After talking with several places, I knew Donne was the right person to see. Even after our initial phone call I could tell she was kind, patient and does this work as a real service to her clients. Donne puts a lot of individual time and effort into her patients. She carefully crafts exercises for her students, often tweaking them as you work so she can see the exact muscle move as it should. You can really see how much she knows about scoliosis and the correct movements you need to correct imbalances in musculature. And unlike other pt offices I personally have been to, she watches your movements and corrects you as you go, really making sure you know what to do at home. After 6 months, my family and I couldn’t believe the difference in my son’s back. The exercises, while seemingly simple, are made to work exact areas to strengthen and shift your body. You can visible see the difference in my son. Try ScoliosisPTJax and do the exercises she gives you- you won’t regret it!
Marlo Rowden
Marlo Rowden
July 27, 2021.
We have learned so very much! We are so pleased with our son’s progress. Donne has gone above and beyond for us. She is knowledgeable and really individualized the treatment to the person. She is professional and most of all kind- we adore her. All who have the privilege of working with her walk away each session for the better.
Cindy Howe
Cindy Howe
June 30, 2021.
David Law
David Law
May 28, 2021.
This PT has been amazing for my back. Donne is great to work with. I would highly recommend this.
Mike Barker
Mike Barker
May 25, 2021.
I have suffered from chronic back pain due to a spinal issue for my entire adult life. While the underlying issue can never be "cured", my only option is to try and stay as pain free as possible. I have tried chiropractic, massage, injections, medications, etc. with no beneficial result. However, Donne's approach to scoliosis has helped tremendously with both my pain level and mobility. Most of the work is up to you as you have to be consistent with what she teaches, but if you do your part, her methods work.

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