What’s so good about the Nu-Schroth Scoliosis Method?

I recently took a call from a parent of an 11 year old diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 7 years old.  During the past 4 years she has been under the care of an orthopedist who has dutifully monitored the child with x-rays during that time. At the last meeting the doctor recommended the child try some Schroth scoliosis exercises and recommended they find a local therapist trained in the 94 year old method. What changed? why did the Orthopedist suddenly recommend a nearly 100 year old method after 4 years of watchful waiting. This type of phone call […]

Corrective Exercises in Multimodality Therapy of Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children

Therapeutic exercises are the one of the basic principles of idiopathic scoliosis conservative treatment. Further progression of the disease process among these patients leads to three dimensional abnormalities of a trunk, respiratory abnormalities and postural muscle imbalance [1]. This demands a precise approach for corrective therapeutic exercises to be applied. The concept of therapeutic exercises based on three dimensional spine correction preserving postural balance with application of special breathing exercises were first elaborated by Christa Lehnert-Schroth, Germany [3] and Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Germany [4]. PDF

Can Sports be making my scoliosis worse?

Should I continue with Sports if I have Scoliosis? The answer depends upon the type of sport you are involved with and the magnitude of your curvature. Published studies have reported and increased incidence of scoliosis among ballet dancers and Rhythmic gymnasts.  However, there was no causal relationship reported, only an increased incidence, which may be coincidental.  It is our opinion that any sport can be detrimental if it is done for in an extreme way. For instance, ballet dancing one or two hours per week would most likely not be an issue, however, ballet dancing 5 hours a day […]