The Schroth Method
Originally developed as a treatment technique for scoliosis, the Schroth Method is a way to proactively work on kyphosis.
Sometimes kyphosis is due to weakness of the postural muscles. Other times, like with Scheuermann's, it is because the bones are shaped differently. This type of kyphosis requires a specific approach to improve the curve.
Using specific exercises, stretching, and postural correction in varying positions, we can improve the look and posture of the spine. This is not easy, and takes time and work, but using the Schroth Method is effective.
Manual Therapy and Strengthening
Manual therapy can help increase mobility of the spine and ribs to reduce pain and improve posture. If there is more mobility, then postural retraining is much more effective.
Strengthening and stabilizing the muscles surrounding the upper back can help maintain improved mobility. Core strengthening is also necessary to improve stability as well.
Stretching of tight postural muscles can help improve the muscles ability to maintain less forward position.
Using Radiation Free Surface Topography for imaging of the back has helped us to stay on the cutting edge of Kyphosis Treatment. With the use of our Diers Formetric, we can education and treat better to yield better results.
Click HERE to learn more about surface topography and if it is right for you!
Meet Our Therapists
With being a specialized clinic comes the need for highly trained and skilled therapists. Only those with training and skills to match our core values are able to work at Align Therapy. We have some of the best Therapists around, and they help our patients every day meet their goals.
David Butler, DPT OCS
Born and raised in Utah, David founded Align Therapy in 2015 to provide specialized service in a way that was different than other Physical Therapy clinics.
He is certified in the Schroth Method and SEAS Approach for the conservative treatment of Scoliosis, and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist with an emphasis on the Spine.
Dave loves running, swimming, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors with his wife, Dionne, and his 4 kids. READ MORE....
Dionne Butler, NCMT
Dionne grew up in Central Utah and received her Massage Therapy degree from Provo College. She has been working with many different types of patients and when Align Therapy opened, it was a natural thing to add massage.
She specializes in Deep Tissue massage but also has been working to develop Scoliosis and Spine Specific Massage Techniques to help with our specialties.
Dionne loves volleyball, hiking, biking, and playing with her 4 kids. READ MORE...
Korey Derocher, DPT
Korey is from Alabama but has grown to call Utah his second home. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2018.
He has experience treating various orthopedic conditions in multiple healthcare settings. Always eager to learn, he is currently pursuing certification by the Scoliosis Barcelona Institute in the treatment of scoliosis using the Schroth Method.
In his spare time, Korey can be found spending time with his amazing wife Allyson as they prepare for their firstborn son to arrive January 2019! READ MORE...
Charlene Nordhoff, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Charlene jointed Align Therapy in 2018 and has experience treating a variety of orthopedic conditions. She has been trained in scoliosis specific exercise as well as spine and orthopedic treatment.
She enjoys being outside and active, and has a history in dance, martial arts, and Crossfit. She is a great addition to the Align Therapy team. READ MORE....