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Introduction to Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a deformity in the spine that causes an abnormal C-shaped (one curve) or S-shaped (two curves) curvature. The spine is not straight but curves to one or both sides.

Non-Surgical Treatment

Reduce pain and decrease the need for surgery for scoliosis with the Schroth Method. The Schroth Method is a conservative treatment that has also been demonstrated to slow or stop curve progression in adolescents. The Schroth Method was originally by Katharina Schroth, who had scoliosis, in 1921 in Meissen, Germany. The method utilizes stretching, breathing and muscular retraining exercises to decelerate scoliotic curve progression in children and teens, manage postural pain in children, teens ...

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Physical Therapy with the Schroth Method Helps Teens with Scoliosis Get Ahead of the Curve

Schuermann's Disease

Schuermann’s Disease is a primary hyper-kyphosis deformity where the individual demonstrates excess kyphosis or forward rounding of the thoracic (upper back) region. These individuals may still exhibit a lateral or rotational deviation like those classically diagnosed with scoliosis in addition. Average thoracic kyphosis naturally increases with age due to degenerative changes including osteopenia or osteoporosis. Schuermann’s Disease’s onset is in childhood. It is comprise...