Strong Evidence Emerging for Scoliosis Specific Exercises

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According to the SOSORT 2016 Guidelines, there is now strong evidence emerging which is supporting the use of physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises (PSSE) for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. The Schroth Method is acknowledged by SOSORT as a ‘School’ which is compliant with its PSSE exercise guidelines. The 2016 SOSORT guidelines relate specifically to a review…

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Schroth Exercises Improve Bracing Effectiveness

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The major aim of conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is to prevent curve progression. History of the disorder has shown that curvatures of 50° can continue to progress in adulthood. Curvatures of 45° and above are therefore considered at risk of surgery. Rigid bracing is widely used as a treatment for the prevention…

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A Case Report for Adolescent Bracing

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Schroth Method scoliosis exercise therapy can play a significant role in improving health related quality of life (QOL) for idiopathic scoliosis patients, both during adolescence and throughout adulthood. However, during the adolescent growth spurt, brace treatment can be considered the primary treatment. Whilst there currently exists a wide offering of braces, which all claim to…

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Adult Scoliosis with Quality of Life

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Evidence that the Schroth Method of conservative treatment for scoliosis can alleviate, and eliminate pain, and therefore enhance quality of life despite the presence of adult scoliosis, is well documented in a research article published in 2012 – The Schroth Method of Treatment for a Patient Diagnosed with Scoliosis: A Case Report. The 62 female…

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Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis during Adolescent Growth

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Idiopathic scoliosis may develop at any time during childhood and adolescence but it is most common in 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. Once girls experience their first menstruation, the risk of curve…

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Workshop

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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…

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Effectiveness of Schroth Exercise Therapy

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The results of a study (March 2016) undertaken at a hospital in South Korea reported Schroth exercise therapy as being significantly effective as a conservative form of treatment for idiopathic scoliosis. The study was conducted with 5 female patients over a 12 week period which involved 3 x 60 minute Schroth exercise therapy sessions per…

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Schroth Method – Preventing Progression

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The Schroth Method offers conservative management of idiopathic scoliosis in the form of scoliosis specific physical exercises – the main goal being the prevention of curve progression. Scoliosis specific physical exercises counter the ‘vicious cycle‘ by restraining deforming forces and establishing a ‘virtuous cycle’, not only during corrective exercises but also in activities of daily…

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Adult Scoliosis

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Adults, children and teenagers with scoliosis are all affected by what is known as the ‘Vicious Cycle‘. Once their structural scoliosis has begun, a vicious cycle of asymmetrical gravitational loading takes over. As the Vicious Cycle takes hold it causes: more changes in the deformed vertebrae; further progression of the curve, which looses its flexibility;…

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Idiopathic Scoliosis and the Schroth Method

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Schroth Method scoliosis exercises when performed consistently, improve posture, mobility and balance, and facilitate more efficient movement patterns. The Schroth Method is not just another ‘exercise fad’, in vogue for a short period of time only, promising much, but delivering little. Katharina Schroth, who suffered a moderate scoliosis and wore a steel brace at 16 years…

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Schroth Method Therapy for Scoliosis

Scoliosis Workshops, Drysdale, Vic. 

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Information workshop for parents and adolescents:
Saturday, 7 July 2018
11.00am – 1.00pm
Scoliosis Therapy Centre, Drysdale
For more details click here


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