The Schroth method was designed and developed by Katharina Schroth, she herself had scoliosis.
It is a non-invasive treatment for scoliosis that uses specific exercises that are based on a patient’s unique spinal curve pattern. The spine is addressed in all three anatomical planes – sagittal, frontal, and transverse. The purpose of the method is to create spinal balance and stability by improving body mechanics and spinal stabilization to prevent further curve progression. Several studies suggest a significant effect on reducing the Cobb angle and improving Quality of Life (QOL) in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis.
Among all scoliosis-specific exercise approaches, the Schroth method is the most studied and widely used.
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Dr. Christina Cuka is our licensed Schroth method practitioner, and currently the only in person practitioner in Arizona!
Schroth exercises, although different from person to person, include three important components:
Rotational angular breathing
Awareness of posture