Physical Therapy to restore normal spinal alignment - Schroth

What Is The Schroth Method: Physical Therapy for Scoliolosis

The Schroth Method is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on treating scoliosis, a condition characterized by abnormal curvature of the spine. This conservative exercise employs a three-dimensional technique to elongate the trunk and correct spinal imbalances. 

The Schroth Method aims to restore normal spinal alignment, pelvic corrections, proper breathing techniques, and stabilizing isometric contractions. This goal is achieved by teaching patients how to address spinal rotation and increase lung capacity through rotational breathing. Ultimately, the goal is to strengthen the inner muscles of the rib cage, reshape the upper trunk, and correct any spinal instabilities.

ScoliosisExercise Goals of the Schroth Method

The Schroth Method encompasses a range of exercise goals tailored to address scoliosis effectively. These goals include:

  • Stabilization of the curve(s)
  • Mobilization of stiff body parts
  • Improvement of postural alignment
  • Teaching activities of daily living
  • Promoting corrections
  • Reducing pain
  • Enhancing neuromuscular control
  • Increasing muscle strength and endurance
  • Improving cardiopulmonary function

A member of our knowledgeable staff will be there to walk you through every session as you advance in the treatment. 

Who Can Benefit From the Schroth Method?

One of the notable advantages of the Schroth Method is its versatility and applicability to individuals of all ages and all stages of scoliosis. Whether a patient is in the early stages of scoliosis or has undergone surgery, the Schroth Method can be tailored to meet their specific needs and aid in their recovery process. This adaptability allows for a comprehensive treatment approach that can benefit many individuals.

What Should You Expect from Schroth Physical Therapy Treatment?

Patients undergoing Schroth physical therapy treatment often experience noticeable improvements in the degree of their spine curvature. The program typically consists of five to 20 sessions. Depending on the patient's scoliosis severity and tolerance for therapy, the duration and frequency of sessions may vary. 

Some expected outcomes of a Schroth program may include the following:

  • Improved strength and core stability
  • Enhanced posture
  • Breathing improvement
  • Pain reduction
  • Improved movement and functionality
  • A better understanding of the spine and self-management
  • Improved alignment of the pelvis

At Moreau Physical Therapy, our primary goal with the Schroth Method is to prevent the progression of scoliosis. In some cases, customized bracing may be recommended, taking into account factors such as age, degree of curvature, and bone maturity. Teaching children how to breathe with bracing can be beneficial in helping them avoid surgery. It is important to note that long-term commitment and dedication to the Schroth Method are crucial for achieving optimal outcomes and success.

Why Choose Moreau Physical Therapy? 

Our practice proudly offers the Schroth Method as part of our comprehensive physical therapy services in New Orleans. We understand the challenges and concerns that individuals with scoliosis face. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to provide personalized care and support on your journey toward improved spinal health and overall well-being.

When you choose our practice for Schroth physical therapy, you can expect a warm and welcoming environment where you will be treated with compassion and respect. We take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your unique needs, and tailor the treatment plan to address your specific condition. 

Discover the Benefits of the Schroth Method in New Orleans

We invite you to contact us at 504-895-0638 to schedule an appointment in New Orleans or our other locations across Louisiana. Our friendly and passionate staff will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about the Schroth Method and our physical therapy services.

Choose our practice for Schroth physical therapy and take the first step towards treating scoliosis. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your treatment goals.