Schroth Therapy The specific treatment for scoliosis
The Schroth therapy for scoliosis is a conservative exercise programme in a three dimensional approach to elongate the trunk and correct imbalances of the spine. The method is developed by the german physiotherapist, Katherina Schroth. This is the most effective method to treat scoliosis and Scheuermann's disease. The exercises strengthen the inner muscles of the rib cage in order to change the shape of the upper trunk and to correct any special abnormalities.
The aims of Schroth therapy
- stabilisation of the curve/s
- teach three dimensioanl breathing
- promotes corrections of postural alignment
- improve muscle strength and endurance
The parts of Schroth therapy:
- self correction
- breathing therapy
When do we use Schroth therapy?
- Scheuermann's disease
- poor posture
- before and after spine surgery