The Schroth Method is a non-invasive Physical Therapy treatment that focuses on elongating and derotating the scoliotic or kyphotic spine, in an effort to stop/slow curve progression and prevent further spinal deformity.

Using a combination of hands-on treatment, passive corrections of spinal positioning in all three planes (frontal, sagittal and transverse), and active breathing techniques, the Schroth-certified Physical Therapist will aim to improve patients’ posture, eliminate pain, and enhance lung capacity.

 

The Schroth Method Difference:

  • The Schroth Method focuses on spinal corrections in all three planes of motion, to derotate the spine in the same planes of motion as the deformity, as opposed to traditional treatment which focuses on only one plane of motion at a time.  This more effectively addresses the deformity in an attempt to halt or slow progression

Treatment Eligibility: 

Patients of all ages can receive the Schroth Method, as well as

  • Patients with both two-dimensional and three-dimensional spinal deformities
  • Pre- and post-operative spinal surgery patients
  • Patients who are not eligible for spinal surgery

 

What Patients Should Know Before Treatment:

  • Patients should bring a copy of the most recent X-ray on a disc or via cell phone photo of x-ray
  • Wear clothes that can easily display the spine (for females, bikini tops, sports bras, etc.)

Patients should bring their brace, if applicable.

A Physical Therapist at a NYC clinic performing Schroth Method physical therapy.
A Physical Therapist at a New York physical therapy clinic performing Schroth Method for low back pain treatment.
Schroth method stretching at a physical therapy clinic in New York for scoliosis treatment.