Scoliosis Therapy – The Schroth Method

Scoliosis treatment with Certified Schroth Therapist, Kristin Romeo, DPT | Park Sports Physical Therapy

About the Schroth Method

The Schroth method utilizes breathing techniques, visualization, and corrective exercises designed for muscle activation to improve body awareness and treat patients with Scoliosis or Kyphosis.

Our Certified Schroth Therapists help patients by retraining the mind-body connection and helping patients recall and maintain proper alignment. By using the Schroth method consistently, the patient is able to leave therapy with the knowledge and ability to maintain correct posture while performing their daily activities.

Treatment is customized to each patient’s individual needs. A thorough evaluation and review of x-ray imaging will help our Schroth therapists develop an exercise program to restore proper alignment of the hips, reduce the protrusion of the chest, and correct the curvature of the spine.

Patients with Scoliosis or Kyphosis who have seen our Schroth therapists have experienced improved postural alignment, spine stabilization, improved breathing, improved mobility, increased muscle strength and endurance, and decreased pain.

Certified Schroth Therapist, Kristin Romeo, DPT Treating a Scoliosis Patient | Park Sports Physical Therapy

Common Conditions Treated

Adolescent and adult idiopathic scoliosis

Adolescent and adult idiopathic scoliosis. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis takes place between the ages of 10 – 18 years of age. Although the causes are still unknown, the Schroth method has been a proven and effective form of treatment for patients to reduce back pain. Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis takes place after the body’s skeletal system has matured after 18 years of age.

Scoliosis is a condition where patients present with a is a sideways curvature of the or backbone or spinal column. These curves can be C-shaped, or more commonly, are S-shaped or C-shaped. Most patient develop idiopathic scoliosis which means there is no known cause of this diagnosis.

Juvenile kyphosis

Juvenile Kyphosis (also known as Scheuermann’s disease) is a spinal deformity that usually affects the body’s mid (thoracic) or lower (lumbar) section of the spine with a severe and rigid curve forcing the patient to hunch forward. This condition can create pain in the lower back and hamstrings due to the imbalance.

Postural Hyperkyphosis

Postural Hyperkyphosis is a gradual rounding of the back usually affecting the upper (cervical) or mid (thoracic) spine. Curving of the upper back can begin in people over the age of 40 and can continue into older age. Some causes of postural hyperkyphosis are poor posture, muscle weakness, degenerative disc disease, ligament degeneration, or genetics.


Hyperlordosis is a condition in which the lower (lumbar) spine curves inward in an exaggerated manner due to muscles imbalances in the hips and back. With some muscles being tight and overused while others are weak and underused, the spine can put stress on certain places in the body causing pain.

Meet Our Certified Schroth Specialists

Kristin Romeo, PT, DPT & Certified Schroth Therapist

Kristin Romeo, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy & Certified Schroth Therapist

  • Graduated from The College of Staten Island as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014
  • Emphasis on yoga and Pilates-based Physical Therapy
  • Experience working with both adults and pediatric patients
  • Received C1 certification from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) in 2017

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Nicki Silberman, PT, DPT, PhD & Certified Schroth Specialist

Nicki Silberman, PT, DPT, PhD

Doctor of Physical Therapy & Certified Schroth Therapist

  • Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School certified Schroth Therapist
  • Graduated from the University of Delaware Physical Therapy program in 1996. Received her Doctorate for Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2006 and her PhD in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2014.
  • Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Education for the Hunter College DPT program and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Long Island Univeristy DPT program

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Locations Offering Scoliosis Therapy & the Schroth Method

  • Park Sports Physical Therapy
    142 Prospect Park West
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
    (718) 398-8800
  • Park Sports Physical Therapy – Clinton Hill
    973 Fulton St
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (718) 622-0224

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