Our Scoliosis Therapy Centre provides Schroth Method scoliosis exercise therapy for individuals suffering with idiopathic scoliosis. We provide programs for both adolescent and adult idiopathic scoliosis which are specific to individual needs.
The Schroth Method of scoliosis specific exercise is acknowledged by the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) as being a conservative approach for the treatment Idiopathic Scoliosis.
The 2011 SOSORT Guidelines “Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Idiopathic Treatment during Growth” made several recommendations with regards to performing scoliosis specific exercise to prevent scoliosis progression during growth, and during bracing and surgical therapy. Scoliosis specific exercises are also recommended to assist improve breathing in relation to expanding and better ventilating restricted areas of the lungs.
The basic objectives of comprehensive conservative treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis, as stated in the 2011 SOSORT Guidelines, are:
1. to stop curve progression at puberty (or possibly even reduce it)
2. to prevent or treat respiratory dysfunction
3. to prevent or treat spinal pain syndromes
4. to improve aesthetics via postural correction
The objectives of individuals suffering with idiopathic scoliosis will be influenced by the their age and the likely risk of progression. However, irrespective of age, improving body aesthetics, and psychological well-being will be major objectives of both adolescents and adults. The prime concern of adolescents, at risk of progression, is preventing the progression to avoid surgery; for adults the major concerns are slowing down or preventing progression, relief of pain syndromes, and improved breathing.
Further information about the Schroth Method and how it can help idiopathic scoliosis is available here:
- Effectiveness of Schroth exercise therapy
- Preventing Scoliosis Curve Progression
- Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis during Growth
- Adult Scoliosis with Quality of Life
To achieve best possible outcomes, comprehensive conservative treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis requires a team approach composed of an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthotist, Therapist and if required a psychologist.
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