Schroth Method of Scoliosis Exercises

Scoliosis Exercises for Curve Reduction

Have you ever wondered if your scoliosis could get better without undergoing a major surgery? Surgery will help correct your curvatures, of course, but at what costs? Scoliosis surgery is a complex and lengthy orthopedic procedure, which carries many possible complications and dangers.

So what OTHER scoliosis treatments are available?

The treatment for idiopathic scoliosis usually depends on the severity of the deformity. The conventional medical “standard of care” says for curvatures under 20 degrees to do nothing. From 20 degrees to 40 degrees a hard “turtle shell-like” scoliosis brace is often recommended. After 40 degrees surgery may be recommended.

The problem with hard bracing is that it immobilizes the spine which often results in atrophy of the muscles of the spine that are already weakened so that when the static brace is removed the curvatures will often worsen. That is why we only recommend instead a soft, dynamic scoliosis brace that allows the body to move and actually helps strengthen the weakened muscles of the spine to restore better balance and reduce curvatures. This type of treatment is called Corrective Movement therapy and it incorporates the use of this dynamic tension device, Clear Method treatments and specific corrective scoliosis exercises.

Schroth Method

Schroth Method of scoliosis exercises was developed by Katerina Schroth in Germany in the 1920’s and has been updated many times since then and is still widely used in Eastern Europe today as an alternative to surgery for the treatment of scoliosis.

Schroth Method is an exercise program that is developed based on the individual situations of the patient. It is beneficial for both adolescent and adult scoliosis. This method can stop the progression of the curving of the spine while it reduces the pain a person experiences.

Also, Schroth method of scoliosis exercises helps the patient to improve and maintain posture stability, improve physical appearance which makes one stand taller, improve breathing patterns, and it decreases the need to undergo any surgery.

Since these exercises are highly specific and must be individualized for the patient’s particular scoliosis curvature pattern they should only be done a center with professional therapists trained in the technique. Compliance is the most important factor to make this exercise successful.

Schroth Method of scoliosis exercises starts with the lessons about the anatomy to help the patient better understand their altered anatomy so that they can begin to control it. Once they learn the techniques in the office they continue on with them at home on a daily basis until they have re-established a new and improved pattern of movement.

Schroth Method is widely used in Eastern Europe where it has helped thousands of scoliosis patients avoid surgery and improve their quality of life overall by helping them reduce their spinal curvatures.

To find out if you may be a candidate for our scoliosis treatment alternatives call our office today at (408)620-4501 for a FREE telephone consultation to discuss the particulars of your case.