Physiotherapy for Scoliosis

 

 

The Schroth Method is a physiotherapeutic treatment system which uses isometric and other exercises to strengthen and lengthen asymmetrical muscles in a scoliosis patient. The goal of the Schroth Method is to halt curve progression, reduce pain, increase organ capacity, partly reverse abnormal curvatures, improve posture and appearance, maintain improved posture, and avoid surgery. Because the Schroth Method relies on exercises it is limited in the permanence of the change to the spine it can provide.  Please see here for a list of equipment required etc.  

 

Aside from Larry Cohen at Postural Physiotherapy in Sydney, who we have first hand knowledge of and is excellent, please see here for another source of Schroth practitioners across Oceania.

 

There is a gentleman on the Schroth practitioners from Auckland; Jason Kim - his website is : www.physiolink.co.nz

 

Another organisation known to our group, this time in Melbourne, is Rebecca Harding from Scoliosis Physiotherapy.

Janzen & Janzen

ScoliAcademy

A variety of specifically targeted conservative and non-surgical treatment protocols for the four main obstacles of managing scoliosis is key. The four main obstacles are Root Cause, Flexibility, Strength and Gravity.

"The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body.

ScoliGold Method

Scoliosis SOS, London, UK

The Schroth method remains a central part of the treatment programmes, but is complimented and assisted by the incorporation of other scientifically proven, well established non-surgical spinal techniques from around the world, to ensure that all aspects of each patient’s condition can be fully treated. The result is the ScolioGold method.

Muscle spirals also allow for optimal spinal movement whilst aligning the spine into a central body axis.

 

Spiral Stabilization exercises eliminate those muscle imbalances. Each exercise stretches muscle tightness in vertical chains and strengthens muscle weakness in spiral chains.

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Whenever you see this image next to an item, it means that one or more of our community have had positive results using the technique.  In addition, we have people within our community who are able to discuss the method in detail should you require.