What is the Schroth Method?
The Schroth Method uses Posture Specific Scoliosis Exercises (PSSE) and breathing for the treatment of spinal disorders including Scoliosis and Kyphosis. Scoliosis is more than just a “C” or “S” curve. It is a 3D rotation of the spinal vertebra. Schroth includes, but is not limited to, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, and body awareness through active body lengthening, rib expansion, and counter-rotation to your curve. The goal is to asymmetrically strengthen weak muscles and lengthen short muscles while expanding into the collapsed areas. Performing the exercises in various positions against gravity facilitates lengthening and straightening of the spine while reducing pain.
History of the Schroth Method
The Schroth Method was originally developed in Germany by Katharina Schroth in the 1920’s for her personal scoliosis. Later, Katharina and her daughter Christa, opened a clinic for scoliosis patients in Germany. Today the Schroth Method is the standard non-surgical treatment for scoliosis. It is currently supported across Europe and the U.S. for its effective and positive outcomes.
Every individual is unique and every scoliosis spine has unique curves. At ScoliosisPTJax we understand the everyday challenges you face while living with scoliosis. We will develop a specific exercise program for your needs, and goals.