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Schroth Method (Scoliosis)

The Schroth Method is a physiotherapeutic treatment system which uses isometric and other exercises to strengthen or lengthen asymmetrical muscles in a scoliotic body. Its goals are to halt progression of abnormal spinal curvature, and in the best case to reverse the curves. If you are suffering from scoliosis, the Schroth Method may benefit you. Contact HealthQuest Physical Therapy today to find out more about this services and how they can aid you in your recovery process.

History of the Schroth Method

The system of exercises for scoliosis was developed in the 1920s by Katharina Schroth (1894-1985), and further developed by her daughter Christa Lehnert-Schroth. By the 1960s, the Schroth Method had become the standard non-surgical treatment for scoliosis in Germany. Schroth treatment is currently supported in Germany by the federal health insurance system, and German orthopedic surgeons routinely refer patients for Schroth scoliosis exercise therapy.

What does the Schroth Method help?

The Schroth Method helps to:

  • Halt curve progression
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase vital capacity
  • At least partly reverse abnormal curvatures
  • Improve posture and appearance
  • Maintain improved posture lifelong
  • Avoid surgery

In most cases these goals are achieved. Only a small percentage of Schroth patients elect to undergo surgery.

Contact HealthQuest Physical Therapy in Southeast Michigan today to learn more about getting the help you need for your scoliosis using the Schroth Method. Request an appointment and a full assessment from our Southeast Michigan physical therapists. We are eager to help you with your rehabilitation.

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