top of page

Schroth Method for Scoliosis Treatment

Developed by Katharina Schroth, the Schroth method is a non-surgical treatment for scoliosis.  There is no one-size-fits all treatment plan.  Each patient is evaluated and specific scoliosis exercises are prescribed according to their unique spinal curve pattern. The exercises take a 3D approach to scoliosis management and address the spine in all three anatomical planes – sagittal, frontal, and transverse. 

What Are the Goals of ​Schroth Therapy?

What is the overall goal of Schroth Therapy?

Schroth therapy helps people with scoliosis and kyphosis and the primary goal is improved body mechanics and spinal stabilization to aid in pain management and prevent further curve progression.


What are the Schroth Method exercise goals?

  • Stabilization of the curve or curves

  • Mobilization of ribcage

  • Teaching activities of daily living

  • Enhancing neuromuscular control

  • Pain reduction

  • Improving respiratory function


Who can benefit from this method of Scoliosis treatment?

Patients of all ages and stages of scoliosis can benefit from this type of treatment, including those who have had scoliosis surgery. 

What to expect at your first appointment

  • One hour initial appointment

  • Medical and family history review

  • Musculoskeletal evaluation

  • X-ray review and assessment

  • Posture assessment with photographs

  • Scoliosis education for patient and family

  • Individualized therapy session

  • Initiation of a home exercise program

  • Education about safely performing daily activities

  • Coordination with orthotist and adaptation to brace wear as needed

original (6).jpg
bottom of page