Have a curvy spine? Having difficulty standing up straight and worry " I am shrinking"? The Schroth Method could be for you! This method can help growing kids as well as adults with scoliosis….
When your growing tween or teen is diagnosed with scoliosis, you often hear, “We’ll just have to wait and see…” If you’re an adult with painful scoliosis, you’ve likely consulted a surgeon, with similar results. Many people aren’t satisfied with " just waiting to see or waiting for surgery or bracing, and there is another, proactive option for both.
The Schroth Method for scoliosis management was developed in Germany in the 1920s and has been successfully used in clinics around the world since then. The Schroth Method uses exercises, on their own or with bracing, to help teach you specific movements and breathing techniques that help fight the pull of gravity on your curve. Schroth has only been in the United States for approximately a decade and has been gaining momentum with parents, adult patients, and physicians alike. The Schroth Method gives you tools and a practice than can be used forever, to stay strong, breathe deeply, and walk tall through life.
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Trained Schroth Method practitioners are fairly rare in the United States, and there are only a few in the Southern region. Sue Simmerman PT, ScD, OCS, COMT is a Level 2 Certified Schroth Therapist through the Schroth-Barcelona Institute.