Developed by Katharina Schroth in the 1800s, the Schroth method uses personalized physical therapy to treat scoliosis, typically in adolescents and adults. Customized for each patient based on the curvature of their spine, the method can be an alternative, nonsurgical option for scoliosis treatment.
At Memorial Hermann, our physical therapists aim to improve posture, decrease pain, and reduce progression of spinal curvature. In combination with brace-wear, therapy can consist of breathing techniques, patient/family education, appropriate postures during daily activities, stretching, and manual therapy. Physical therapy exercises typically focus on restoring muscular symmetry and alignment, breathing into the concave side of the body, and correcting posture. Schroth-based rehabilitation can help halt progression of the curved spine and encourage its restoration to a more natural position.
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If you’re interested in finding relief through physical or occupational therapy, the therapists at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation are here to help. Request an initial evaluation appointment by filling out the form below or calling (713) 521-0020 or (888) 301-8477.
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