Watters H, Volansky K, Wilmarth M (2012) The Schroth Method of Treatment for a Patient Diagnosed with Scoliosis: A Case Report. J Nov Physiother 2:113. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000113

The Schroth Method uses Posture Specific Scoliosis Exercises (PSSE) and breathwork 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 therapy includes, but is not limited to,

Manual therapy

 neuromuscular re-education

Ribcage expansion

Shoulder Traction & counter traction

Pelvic corrections and alignment

Spinal elongation

 The goal is to asymmetrically strengthen weak muscles and lengthen short muscles while expanding into the collapsed concave areas. Performing the exercises in various positions against gravity facilitates lengthening and derotating of the spine while reducing pain. 

child doing 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.