The Schroth Method

Schroth Method sidelying corrections lying on a yoga mat while holding a pole

Do you live in Utah and want treatment for scoliosis using The Schroth Method?  Have you heard of The Schroth Method and wonder if it is right for you?  Are you looking for scoliosis specific exercise using the most research backed method?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, then you are in the right place!

On this page, you will find information about The Schroth Method and will learn whether or not you are a good candidate.  If you have specific questions about YOUR situation, please click the link below and we will contact you!

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    We help people with Scoliosis Stop Progression, Reduce Pain, Improve Posture, and Avoid Surgery using The Schroth Method.

    Have you been told any of the following about scoliosis?

      • Lets just wait and see if it gets worse.
      • When it gets bad enough then we will do surgery.
      • Scoliosis doesn't cause pain.
      • There is nothing that can be done for scoliosis.
      • You will just have to live with it.

      If so, the Schroth Method is perfect for you?

      History of The Schroth Method

      The Schroth Method was developed based on the principles developed when Katarina Schroth found ways to treat her own scoliosis in the 1950's.  As a result, she noticed different movements and exercises minimized the look of her scoliosis.

      Today, the Schroth Method is somewhat different than the original techniques due to changes based on research and changes over time.  Because of this, it is the most researched of the scoliosis treatment methods.

      Prior to Align Therapy opening in Lehi, Utah in 2015, there were no Schroth Certified Therapists in Utah.

      Click on the video below to see the Schroth Method in action! 

      What Is The Schroth Method?

      The Schroth Method requires a commitment to doing exercises on a regular basis.  Usually, patients are asked to perform exercises 5 days a week for 30 minutes a day.  The exercises are designed specifically for each individual curve.

      These exercises are meant to reduce the imbalance of the curve and increase symmetry of the spine.  Consequently, focus is placed on the "journey" and not as much on the destination.  Schroth Method exercises are meant to be done slow and controlled with focus on the process of getting into correction.

      This method provides a basis for our scoliosis program and can also be used to treat other spinal deformities.  Receiving certification in the Schroth Method by the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School allows us to be at the cutting edge of treatment.

      Schroth Method semi hanging correction off of wooden stall bars

      Is The Schroth Method Right For You?

      Those who are the most successful in Schroth training are those who are able to focus and do their exercises consistently.  As you might guess, these exercises simply don't work if you don't do them.

      If you are someone who is committed to taking control of your scoliosis, are willing to take the time to learn the exercises, and can consistently do them, then you will have a good result.

      Training in the Schroth Method is to get you to the point where you are independent with your home exercises.  Then, it is on you to continue doing them on a regular basis.


      Advanced Imaging

      Surface Topography

      Using Radiation Free Surface Topography for imaging of the back has helped us to stay on the cutting edge of Scoliosis Treatment.  With the use of our Diers Formetric, we can educate and treat better to yield superior results.

      Specifically, we use this imaging to help visualize if Schroth Method corrections are being done correctly. We can also use this to monitor for progression instead of needing frequent x-rays.

      Click HERE to learn more about surface topography and if it is right for you!

      Diers Formetric surface topography image showing Schroth Method corrections

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      Exercise equipment for doing the Schroth Method and scoliosis exercise

      Affiliated Organizations

      Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School focusing on the Schroth Method logo
      Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support group logo
      SOSORT Conservative Scoliosis Logo
      National scoliosis foundation logo
      Shriners of Salt Lake City Utah Logo
      Primary Children's hospital in Salt Lake City Utah