Schroth Method Spine Therapy
Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis-Specific Exercises
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The Schroth method is conservative exercises approach to the management of scoliosis, kyphosis and other sinal conditions. These physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE) are founded in principles of self-elongation and specific muscle contraction based on the shape of each patient’s trunk. Our therapists are trained through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS). This rigorous certification course is rooted in Schroth principles and a solid foundation in the biomechanics of scoliosis. The goal of this specialized therapy is to optimize the health of each patient’s spine and movement system throughout the lifespan.
What to Expect
Our therapists practice with a philosophy that considers the whole person, and not simply a painful body part. Your experience with us will begin with a thorough and comprehensive assessment with your BSPTS Schroth therapist. We will take a history, and perform an exam that investigates your posture, function, movement patterns, breathing patterns, and muscle performance, as well as tissue tone. A plan of care will be developed based on goals set by you and your therapist together and individualized to your needs.
What are the exercises like?
The exercises place a strong emphasis increasing your awareness of your body and the postures and movements that you habitually perform, as well as teaching you how to optimize your postural muscles to achieve a more neutral position that you can incorporate into sustained positions as well as movements and then integrate this new awareness into your daily and recreational activities. You and your therapist may utilize mirrors, hands-on guidance, as well as external props to facilitate your most optimal posture. The total duration of your program will vary based on your individual needs, but usually averages 10-15 total sessions.