Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Workshop

A Scoliosis Therapy Workshop is scheduled for parents and 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 but it is most common during periods of rapid growth spurts. The growth spurt in adolescence occurs between 11 and 14 years of age when scoliosis can progress rapidly from 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.

The workshop will be presented at the Scoliosis Therapy Centre, Drysdale on Saturday, 5 May 2018, 11.00am – 1.00pm.

The workshop will 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

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The images above show 2 different patterns/types of Idiopathic scoliosis. On the left the primary curve is to the right in the thoracic spine, a secondary curve to the left in the lumbar spine, and small curve to the left in thoracic cervical region causing the left shoulder to be elevated. The image on the right displays a primary curve to the left in the lumbar spine accompanied by a prominent right hip. The secondary curve is in thoracic spine to the right.

Parents wishing to register for the workshop for either themselves, or together with their child/teenager, please either reply directly to this Post or 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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