The aim of the Schroth-method is to straighten the spine with maximum active stretching, to rotate the torso back to the centre with 3-dimensional rotary breathing and to strengthen and stretch the muscles while maintaining the corrected body position.
The 3-dimensional scoliosis method was developed by Katharina Schroth in the early 1900’s. She experimented on her own spine with how she can correct her scoliosis and rib hump, she was trying to straighten her scoliosis with her breathing and muscle contractions. The aim of the Schroth-method is to straighten the spine with maximum active stretching, to rotate the torso back to the centre with 3-dimensional rotary breathing, and to strengthen and stretch the muscles while maintaining the corrected body position. The therapy for scoliosis is always personalised as there are no alike spines and no alike scoliosis!
We achieve the 3-dimensional correction by body positions adapted to curvatures, various tools, intentional stretching, contraction of adequate muscles and guided rotary breathing technique.
Your physiotherapist decides on the necessity of SCHROTH therapy during the initial assessment, so please choose ’physiotherapy with assessment’ upon reservation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is exercising enough?
As in most cases doing the exercise alone is not enough, abandoning bad habits and eliminating the causes are essential to maintain the results. Modifying simple, everyday activities like carrying the right bag and having the correct sitting position. The therapist will also help with learning these lifestyle tips.
When should I start?
In childhood it is worth starting as soon as possible when scoliosis is recognised because best results can be achieved before the end of truncation. However, even in adulthood it efficiently reduces pain caused by bad posture and also strengthens weakened muscles.
How often should I perform the exercises?
The exercises should be performed daily in childhood (with a therapist until learning the correct form, later as homework between two treatments with the help of a parent), as intensive therapy makes the treatment effective.