Schroth therapy in management of scoliosisMarch 25, 2023 2023-03-25 13:53
Schroth therapy in management of scoliosis
Schroth therapy in management of scoliosis
The Kaizen family, at Deraya University, recently presented a workshop on;
Schroth Therapy in the Management of Scoliosis
The workshop was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Yahya and presented by Dr. Bishoy Lebs, in the presence of a number of students and doctors from Deraya University. Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by abnormal curvature of the spine. The workshop discussed and talked about everything related to scoliosis and how Schroth’s therapy can help manage this condition.
Scoliosis is a common medical condition that affects the spine’s curvature. It can occur at any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in children between the ages of 10 and 15. Scoliosis affects about 3% of the population, and it is more common in girls than in boys. The condition can range from mild to severe, and the severity of the condition depends on the degree of curvature in the spine.
Scoliosis can cause a range of symptoms, including back pain, muscle fatigue, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, scoliosis can lead to complications such as lung and heart problems. There are several different types of scoliosis, including congenital scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis, and neuromuscular scoliosis. Congenital scoliosis is caused by abnormal vertebral development during fetal development, idiopathic scoliosis has no known cause, and neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by a neurological or muscular condition.
Managing Scoliosis with Schroth Therapy
Schroth therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for scoliosis. The therapy is designed to help strengthen the muscles that support the spine, improve posture, and prevent further progression of the curvature.
Schroth therapy involves a series of exercises that are customized to the patient’s specific curvature and needs. The exercises are designed to improve the patient’s breathing, increase spinal mobility, and improve overall posture. The therapy also includes education on how to maintain proper posture during daily activities, such as sitting and standing.
The therapy is typically performed in a clinical setting under the guidance of a trained therapist. The therapist will assess the patient’s curvature and develop a customized exercise program based on the patient’s needs. The patient will then perform the exercises on their own at home.
Research has shown that Schroth therapy can be an effective treatment option for scoliosis. A study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that Schroth therapy was effective in reducing the degree of spinal curvature in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The study also found that the therapy improved the patient’s quality of life and reduced their pain levels.
Another study published in the Journal of Spine Surgery found that Schroth therapy was effective in improving posture and reducing pain in patients with adult scoliosis. The study found that the therapy was safe and well-tolerated by patients.
Some tips about Schroth therapy in the management of scoliosis
Find a certified Schroth therapist: It is important to find a physical therapist who is trained and certified in Schroth therapy to ensure that you receive the appropriate care.
Start early: The earlier you start Schroth therapy, the better your chances of managing scoliosis effectively. Early intervention can prevent scoliosis from worsening and may reduce the need for surgery.
Customized approach: Schroth therapy is customized for each individual’s unique scoliosis curve pattern. The therapist will develop a customized exercise program based on your specific curve pattern, postural alignment, and level of function.
Combination with other treatments: Schroth therapy can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as bracing, chiropractic care, or surgery to improve outcomes.
Consistency is key: Consistency is important for successful outcomes in Schroth’s therapy. Commit to attending all recommended sessions and performing exercises at home as prescribed by your therapist.
Incorporate Schroth principles in daily life: It is important to incorporate Schroth principles in your daily life, such as sitting and standing with good posture, avoiding asymmetrical movements, and engaging in core strengthening exercises.
Stay active: Maintaining an active lifestyle with low-impact exercises such as swimming, walking, or yoga can help to maintain mobility and flexibility in the spine and support the benefits of Schroth therapy.
Monitor progress: Regular check-ups with your Schroth therapist are important to monitor progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan as necessary.
Scoliosis is a common medical condition that can cause a range of symptoms and complications. Schroth therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for scoliosis that focuses on correcting the spine’s alignment through exercise and posture education. The therapy is designed to help strengthen the muscles that support the spine, improve posture, and prevent further progression of the curvature. Research has shown that Schroth therapy can be an effective treatment option for scoliosis, reducing the degree of spinal curvature, improving quality of life, and reducing pain levels. If you or someone you know has scoliosis, consider talking to a healthcare professional about the benefits of Schroth therapy.