History of the Schroth Method
The Schroth Method has developed into the most recognized conservative exercised-based treatment approach for scoliosis not only in Germany, but in Europe, the USA, South Korea, and many other countries throughout the world.
Founded by Katharina Schroth in Meissen, Germany in 1921, the Schroth Method was later refined by her daughter Christa Lehnert-Schroth (author of Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis – A Physiotherapeutic Method for Deformities of the Spine, 1973) who together with her mother established the Katharina Schroth Klinic in Bad Sobernheim in 1961. From a top floor apartment, over 3 decades, they established an expansive scoliosis centre (institute) for in-patients attending their intensive scoliosis rehabilitation program.
Development of the Schroth Method continued under the direction Dr Hans Rudolph Weiss, Orthopeadic specialist, and grandson of the founder, Katharina Schroth (Dr Weiss, was medical director of the Klinic between 1995 and 2008).
In 1995, Asklepios, a German health care provider bought the clinic and with it the rights to the Schroth Method. Patients attending the clinic live in-house during their 3 week intensive scoliosis rehabilitation program. As many as 180 patients attend the Klinic at the same time.
The Schroth intensive scoliosis rehabilitation program conducted at the Bad Sobernheim clinic in Germany is comprehensively supported by a management team of doctors, othopeadic specialists, therapists, orthotists, psychologists and occupational Therapists.