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 Focus:
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
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 to 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.
The Schroth Method Difference
At this time, our Penn Plaza station is our provider to utilize the Schroth method.