Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

The Schroth Method

The Schroth Method is the European standard of care for scoliosis and involves cognitive, sensory-motor, and kinesthetic training to teach the patient to improve her/his scoliosis posture. The program is an intense routine of auto-elongation exercises and stretches, rotational breathing, muscle facilitation, stabilization education and postural awareness techniques.


Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment

The goals of this non-surgical treatment are to stop/limit curve progressions, improve cosmetic appearance and general health, help the patient cope with the deformity and treatments and most importantly, increase functional abilities.

Traditionally physical therapy has played a minor role in management of scoliosis in the US, but this is rapidly changing. Patients and families are starting to take a more proactive approach in preventing curves from progressing and our scoliosis program offers the resources to comprehensively manage scoliosis in adults and children.

Our therapist, Barbara Coe, is a fully certified Schroth Therapist, having obtained both levels of certification through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School.



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