At Curv, we provide specialised, evidence based care for our scoliosis and kyphosis patients. We understand that every curve is unique and requires personalised treatment. One effective method we use at our studio is The Schroth Method.
The Schroth Method is a non-surgical treatment for scoliosis that was developed by Katharina Schroth in the 1920s. It's a form of physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE) that aims to de-rotate, elongate, and stabilise the spine in a three-dimensional plane. The exercises focus on restoring muscular symmetry and alignment of posture, and they can be tailored to the individual's unique curve patterns.
How can the Schroth Method help with Scoliosis?
Improve posture and alignment: the exercises in Schroth aim to correct imbalances and encourage the re-alignment. This can lead to improved posture and better muscle symmetry.
Decrease pain: some people with scoliosis experience discomfort and pain. Schroth exercises can help reduce pain by strengthening and stabilising the muscles around the spine.
Improve breathing capacity: Schroth places a significant emphasis on breathing mechanics, which can help improve breathing capacity compromised by the rotation of the spine and ribcage.
Prevent curve progression: regular Schroth exercises aim to halt or slow down the progression of the spinal curve, reducing the need for surgical intervention.
All Curv physiotherapists are certified in the Schroth Method. We combine the Schroth Method with other evidence-based treatments to create a comprehensive and personalised plan to manage scoliosis effectively. We provide one-on-one sessions, during which we teach you the exercises and help you understand your scoliosis better.