Schroth Scoliosis Therapy

A Non-Surgical Treatment for Scoliosis

The Schroth Method is a physical therapy approach developed in Europe. It is a nonsurgical option for scoliosis treatment. Schroth Method uses exercises customized for each patient by a PT to return the curved spine to a more natural position. The goal of Schroth Method exercises is to de-rotate, elongate and stabilize the spine in a three-dimensional plane. It may be used in combination with bracing for optimal outcomes. See for details on the WCR Brace for Scoliosis.

Schroth Method Therapy is recommended as an option to treat scoliosis when:

  • Cobb angle <10, with a family history or with any clinical signs present: Welcome at any age for 1-2 visits for education and basic training
  • Cobb angle of 15-55 degrees: Treatment course will vary based on treatment plan and severity for:
    • Girls ages 10 years of age or older
    • Boys ages 12 years of age or older
    • Adults with scoliosis or kyphosis without pain
  • Cobb angles of 60 degrees should work with their orthopedic medical team to develop an appropriate plan

Schedule Options
Local within 75 miles of Rochester, MN

  • 15-20 visits over 4-6 months, each session 60-90 minutes
  • 1st week: 3-4 visits
  • 2nd week: 2-3 visits
  • Weeks 3-6: 2 visits
  • Weeks 7-10+ : 1 visit a week

Commuter- 75+ miles from Rochester, MN

  • 8-12 visits over 2-4 weeks
  • Follow up session within 8-10 weeks after completion as able to ensure proper technique with home exercises and progress
  • Session duration: 2 hours 1-2 times a day
  • Many local hotels are available offer discounts for medical patients in Rochester

To get started

  1. Contact ExercisAbilities
  2. Initiate insurance verification (private pay accepted)
  3. Complete intake with a medical provider order for physical therapy
  4. X-ray prior to evaluation must be given to our desk staff for PT to review
  5. Tours and brief screening meetings are available upon request.

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