Scoliosis Therapy Program – the Schroth Method

Scoliosis Therapy Program – the Schroth Method

The Schroth method provides conservative management of scoliosis through physical therapy scoliosis specific exercises. Physical therapists with specialized training in Schroth methodology teach exercises for people with scoliosis or kyphosis. Nicki Silberman, PT is certified through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School.

Conditions we treat:

  • Adolescent and adult idiopathic scoliosis
  • Juvenile kyphosis
  • Postural hyper-kyphosis
  • Hyper-lordosis

The goals of Schroth conservative management are to:

  • Improve postural alignment
  • Stabilize curves
  • Improve breathing
  • Improve function and activities of daily living
  • Increase muscle strength and endurance
  • Decrease pain

What is the therapy like?
Each curve and each person is unique. Through one-on-one care, we will help you understand your curve and learn individualized exercises, positions and special breathing techniques. You will learn to be aware of your posture, and be able to correct it throughout the day during all of your activities. You will also earn postures and positions to try to avoid. Scoliosis management must continue and you will learn to perform your exercises on your own at home.

What should I wear to PT?
Girls should wear a sports bra or bikini top. Boys will need to remove their shirts. Yoga pants, leggings, or other comfortable pants or shorts are perfect.


Resources:

National Scoliosis Foundation
http://www.scoliosis.org

Got scoliosis? You’re not alone!
Curvy Girl Scoliosis International Support Group is here for you (and your parents).
Curvy Girls is a network of peer-led support groups that reduce the emotional impact of scoliosis by empowering girls through mutual support and acceptance to become leaders, make healthy lifestyle choices, and improve self-esteem. For more information and to find your local chapter go to: http://www.curvygirlsscoliosis.com

International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment
http://www.sosort.org