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Schroth Method for Scoliosis

The Schroth Method is a conservative physical therapy practice for individuals with scoliosis and kyphosis.  It can be used to treat patients with scoliosis and kyphosis of all ages and in all stages of treatment:

Conservative management when surgery is not recommended

Before surgery

After surgery

Through specific exercises and corrective breathing techniques, the Schroth Method aims to elongate the trunk and correct imbalances in the body.  By developing the inner muscles of the rib cage, the shape of the upper trunk and spinal abnormalities can be improved.  The result is a decrease in pain, slowing or halting of the curvature progression, improved cardio-pulmonary function, mobility, and postural stability.

PhysioPartners is one of the only clinics in the Chicagoland that offers the Schroth Method with certified providers, including Erin Buenger, PT, DPT, and Stephanie Penny, PT, DPT.  Dr. Penny is also a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and is one of the only advanced certified Schroth Method therapists in Chicagoland.  Your therapist will teach you specific exercises to address your individual needs and teach you a cohesive home exercise program for long term self-management. We also offer monthly small group maintenance sessions to help you sustain your results and perfect your form.

Treatment with the Schroth Method for scoliosis is eligible for coverage by insurance with a physician’s referral.

Learn more about the Schroth Method and answers to frequently asked questions.

Call (773) 665-9950 for more information and to schedule in Lakeview office only.

Download this resource to discuss with your physician.

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