Schroth Method at Fifty 'n Fit
The Schroth method impacts scoliosis through individualized exercise, breath, awareness and education. Our goal is to help adolescents and adults live optimally with scoliosis and other spine deformities such as Sheuermann's disease. We are happy to be a resource for motivation and education and we will work with your medical professional team to get the best results.
In scoliosis, abnormal spine curvatures combine with the downward force of gravity to lead to a vicious cycle of asymmetrical loading of the spine that can drive the progression of the curve. The Schroth method interrupts this vicious cycle. Schroth trained physical therapists use curve-specific exercises combined with breath, repetitively practiced in multiple positions to challenge the body's strengths and weaknesses and create a new posture.
This new posture awareness is applied to daily life. When exercises and self-correction of the scoliotic posture are practiced consistently, spinal forces are changed and the body can achieve a more optimal position. In some cases reduction of the scoliosis curve is possible.
Potential goals and benefits of Schroth therapy:
- Pain relief
- Improved understanding and acceptance of scoliosis
- Prevention of curve progression
- Posture improvement
- Improved respiratory function
- Improved strength, endurance and tolerance for activities
- Enhanced aesthetic appearance
- Prevention or delay of surgery
- Improved bracing compliance and results