The Schroth is an exercise program that adults and teens with scoliosis can use. It's pronounced as "Shroth Method". Specific therapeutic exercises are used in the Schroth Method to improve muscular balance, posture, breathing, and other aspects. It is part of a multidisciplinary approach to the conservative management of spinal stenosis.
The Schroth Method is focused on muscle balance, healthy posture, breathing, and other therapeutic activities.
The Schroth Method is sometimes compared to other core and posture-strengthening practice methods like Pilates or the Alexander method. But the Schroth Method differs in that as it focuses on 3-dimensionally (3D) posture and specifically for scoliosis. You can click here to find out more about the Schroth method online.
Scoliosis can also be described as a 3D spinal defect. It is important to use a 3D approach. An x-ray shows a typical single-curve curve of scoliosis. This only provides a one-dimensional view of scoliosis. The spine bend appears to show some degree of rotation. It might be easier to think of the spine as a coil or spiral shape than a curve.
Scoliosis treatment involves more than straightening the spine. This requires a holistic approach to aligning 3D geometry. The Schroth Method is a holistic approach to aligning the 3D geometry. It addresses postural control in sagittal, front-back, side-to-side displacement, and rotation in transverse planes.
Bracing and Schroth Method
The Schroth Method is suitable for adolescents and young adults with scoliosis, as their spines remain flexible. more moderate problems of young or juvenile scoliosis (Cobb angle between 10-30 degrees) are approved by the SOSORT guidelines*.
These recommendations advise Physiotherapeutic Spine Specific Exercise (PSSE) to treat the condition. Your doctor may recommend that you use the Schroth Method in combination with a 3D brace. A verified Schroth Method doctor can adjust the exercises with the brace’s 3D shape to treat curvature.