How can a Schroth Method Patient-Parent Program help our family
In our Schroth Method Therapy Residential Programs, parents actively participate and are coached to better help their daughter or son manage their Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).
Each family is given:
- An individual documented assessment consultation for their daughter/son’s scoliosis
curvature pattern and posture which includes a review of recently taken x-ray images and a comparison with initial program photos
- A customized series of Schroth therapeutic scoliosis 3-dimensional exercises is then provided for each patient to perform. Parents are coached to assist their daughter/son with their exercises. Photos are taken of patients performing exercises in their optimal Corrected posture.
- A customized Patient-Parent Home Exercise Program (HEP) Manual is compiled during the program. Exercises are comprehensively documented together with photos. Each Family takes away their own HEP manual at the end of their program.
- An opportunity for parents to take their own photos and videos of their daughter/son performing their Schroth exercises.
Adolescent Patients are empowered to:
- Achieve a positive change in their idiopathic scoliosis posture from a Habitual to a Corrected posture
- Adopt a Conscious posture – a healthy postural awareness in all Activities in Daily living (ADL)
- Improve their overall health related quality of life:
- Improved postural appearance
- Improved Psychological well-being
- Prevention of curve progression
- Improved function and mobility
- Reduced stiffness and pain
- Avoiding Spinal Fusion Surgery
effectiveness of Schroth Scoliosis 3-dimensional Exercise Therapy Programs
The success and effectiveness of our Schroth Method Therapy Residential Programs for AIS patients, is not solely dependent a patient’s commitment to their own Home Exercise Program (HEP), and adherence to Schroth principles of Activities in Daily Living (ADL); but is equally due to the continuing commitment and support they are given by their parents.
Adolescent Patient-Parent Programs adhere to specific guidelines and goals
Our Adolescent Patient-Parent Programs adhere to Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) 2016 Guidelines:
Scoliosis specific therapy exercises in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis must provide:
- Three dimensional (3D) auto postural correction
- Training in activities in daily living (ADL)
- Stabilization of corrected posture
- Patient education