Juvenile & Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Workshops

Our Scoliosis Therapy Workshops are scheduled for parents and their children/adolescents interested in learning more about the Schroth Method, a conservative exercise treatment approach for idiopathic scoliosis. Slowing down and preventing the progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a major objective of the Schroth Method.

Idiopathic scoliosis may develop at any time during childhood and adolescence. The growth spurt in adolescence occurs between 11 and 14 years of age when scoliosis can progress rapidly prior to the beginning of puberty.

Schroth Method scoliosis-specific exercise therapy and appropriate asymmetrical 3D Cheneau style bracing can be a very beneficial conservative treatment approach in preventing further progression during the pubertal growth spurt in adolescence and before growth is complete.

You can register for our juvenile/adolescent idiopathic workshops at our Scoliosis Therapy Centre, Drysdale on the last Saturday monthly, February through to November, 11.00am – 1.00pm.

Our workshops cover:

  • 5 major types of  idiopathic scoliosis as classified by the Schroth Method
  • Basic corrections for good postural alignment according to the Schroth Method
  • Schroth Method of Corrective breathing
  • Introduction to postural corrective exercises from the Schroth Method repertoire
  • Importance of a continuing home exercise program and how to maintain a good conscious posture in active daily living (ADL)
  • Asymmetrical 3D Cheneau style bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis during growth spurt

Parents wishing to register for a workshop together with their child/teenager, please click here. The Centre’s exact location in Drysdale is displayed on the same Contact page in Google Maps.

For more information about scoliosis on our website please click here and select the ‘Children & Adolescents’ button in Quicklinks.

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