For many patients, scoliosis is a difficult diagnosis. Doctors often say that there is very little that can be done to solve the problem and that patients should “wait and [Read More...]
At Denver Physical Medine, we recommend the Schroth Method because it works. Here are just a small sampling of evidence that supports that effectiveness of the Schroth*
Patients Perceive Positive Change Regardless of Cobb Angle Measurements
Even in cases where the Cobb angle of the spine did not improve beyond 5 degrees, many patients perceived a positive change in their backs. Because Schroth exercises are intended to improve postural balance and alleviate the symptoms of scoliosis, it is likely that they lead to improvements that are not linked to the Cobb angle.
Number of Patients That Need to Be Treated
Short-term Schroth PSSE intervention along with standard care is much more beneficial than standard care alone. In order for the additional benefit of 6 months of Schroth treatment to be seen in at least one patient, four patients require treatment.
The Schroth Method Decreases Curve Severity
When added to standard care, Schroth exercises do a better job of decreasing curve severity in AIS patients.
Schroth Reduces Pain & Improves Quality of Life
When performed along with standard care, Schroth exercises decrease SRS-22r pain and improve self-image scores and BME.
The Schroth Method for Scoliosis Treatment in Denver
At Denver Physical Medicine, we treat many of our patients using the Schroth method for scoliosis. This results-oriented method of treatment has led to drastic improvements in countless patients, and we would be more than happy to help you determine if it’s right for you. If you are suffering from scoliosis in Denver, contact us today to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about the Schroth method.
*Research performed by Dr. Sanja Schreiber, who has dedicated much of her career to treating adults and children with spinal deformities and has been a certified ISST Schroth scoliosis therapist since 2008. During her work to earn her Ph.D., Sanja conducted extension research and gathered important evidence regarding the effectiveness of the Schroth exercises. Her work is expected to have a huge impact on the guidelines for treating cases of idiopathic scoliosis in North America, and she has earned numerous academic awards for her efforts.