Scoliosis is a curve that forms in the spine that moves from side to side instead of maintaining a healthy straight path. The curve is 3D and includes rotation that can cause uncomfortable symptoms and poor posture.
You may notice:
The curve is most likely to change during growth. Monitoring overall height and comparing trunk height helps indicate whether a curve is changing for better or worse.
A Schroth Certified therapist has extensive specialized training and has completed a certification process to ensure competency in the specifics of a research proven method that is used to effectively treat Scoliosis.
Schroth Intervention improves posture through:
- Postural awareness
- Improving motor control
- Working with a brace for the best results (if necessary)
Scoliosis Specific Exercises are used to:
- Stop the progression of the curve
- Improve physical appearance
- Contribute to general good health
- Diminish functional limitations
You will have a one on one session with a therapist that will educate you on the changes that take place in your muscles and bones when you have scoliosis. You will learn about the uneven forces on your body and how that can impact your posture and movement patterns. You will become self-sufficient with scoliosis specific exercises which can play an important role in curve progression or regression.