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Old 19-08-2012, 05:43 PM
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Has anyone tried this?
Any success, frustration, stories or otherwise would be most interesting.
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Old 16-12-2012, 05:21 PM
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Hi, I have just posted a comment in another forum, about my daughter who is at 16 going through her first bout of training in Schroth. You can read it here:
http://www.scoliosis-australia.org/f...=2638#post2638

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Old 05-05-2013, 03:28 PM
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I finished my course of Schroth method through Scoliosis SOS in London. Actually they use a method called ScolioGold because it merges all the best techniques into one comprehensive, amazing physiotherapy program.

I was already in London so travel was not an obstacle for me. I booked 5 months in advance and then attended the course from end of Nov 2012 - mid Dec 2012 for 4 weeks, 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. You need that intense period to get stuck into the routine and learn every exercise so that you can leave with a sound knowledge of all aspects of scoliosis (the course includes a great educational stream that was very valuable in teaching me about my muscles and about why they were affected so much).

My curves were both about 42 degrees each before the course and I haven't been to the orthopaedic specialists since my return to be measured, but I feel and look much better than before, maintain posture, am stronger, have built up core muscles so my back muscles don't have to work as hard.

It is important to continue the exercises after leaving the course, buy the equipment when you get home and stick to the routine because otherwise your body will go back to before.

There were people of all ages and fitness in my course. The youngest was a 13 y.o girl from Taiwan who completed the course in conjunction with wearing a brace and the oldest was a 50 y.o woman. There was a 25 y.o lady Singapore lady who had a failed surgery and a lady who had organised a benefit for herself to fund her trip and the course fees. We all completed the course together, you can go at your own pace, but everyone learns the same techniques and the levels of technique are suited to each person.

We all got photos taken before and after, a range of tests to show improvement (lung capacity, contour lines to show highs and lows in the back, height and weight...). It was a really open environment where everyone felt secure and could open up and talk about our personal stories at lunchtime and breaks.

It's not easy. But you work up muscle strength and then the routine becomes easy to maintain. I loved it and was really excited every single day.

I cannot highly recommend enough - for everyone!!
Please contact me for more info

See website: http://www.scoliosissos.com/

Read Erika Maude's inspirational story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...ted-spine.html

Read about the history of Scroth method: http://www.scoliosisjournal.com/content/6/1/17

See medical proof that non-surgical method works: http://www.scoliosisjournal.com/content/3/1/20
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:34 PM
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After about 3 months of Schroth exercises and 6 weeks using a rigid brace my 13 year old daughter's 45 degree curve has had obvious improvement. I mentioned this in a previous thread 'brace management' but as she is also doing about 1 hour of Schroth exercises a day I thought I would mention it here too. Her rib cage has almost a normal appearance and her shoulder hump (the one she gets when she leans forward) has gone down considerably. I don't doubt that Schroth can help but you do have to be dedicated. I would also view the Schroth method as something you will have to continue for many years.
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Old 16-10-2013, 08:30 PM
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Hello everyone,
After recently having an orthopaedic consult for the first time a few months ago, the recommendation for surgery was made and at 32 years of age with a 56 degree curve apex at t10, today I attended the initial consultation to commence the schroth method to try and minimise pain, appearance of rib hump and see whether this will help delay surgery until after another child...(hopefully no.3).
I was so overwhelmed by the instructors knowledge of scoliosis that in the short space of my first appointment she had me enlongating my spine and neck and giving me the information to full understand rotation correctiveness, that to my surprise when I left the appointment, having started the consult with burning neck pain, I left with no neck pain.
With the orthopaedic surgeon saying that he would not recommend schroth I was a little hesitant about it, but this is the first time someone has actually fully explained the rotation, curve measurements, wedging and so on to me.
I start an intensive program in one week of 3 hours per week over 3 weeks to correct posture and hopefully minimise some major pain areas and try and flatten the rib hump to some extent.
With the full understanding that I do not expect schroth to correct my severe scoliosis, I am enlightened with the very real possibility that this could help me get through the next few years whilst my children (3.5 and 15 months ) are too young for me to undergo surgery without the necessary family support that will be required - hopefully with better posture and appearance and most of all stabilization of the curve and less PAIN
I was sure I was 176cm tall however today measured 174! And my arm span was 183cm- this could have potentially been my height if it weren't for damn scoliosis!
I am after feedback from anyone who has done the schroth course and what their results were or from those that have any opinions about the method.
I am fully aware that this is not going to improve my degree of curve but will hopefully improve my quality of life and delay surgery for at least a few years.
Surgery is a given and am very nervous at the thought of having a date in the future but also wish I could do it tomorrow...
I think that this method has already given me a more positive frame of mind but eager to here what you all think.....
Thanks for reading ....
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:30 AM
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hi lucy
i just registered because i also have a scoliosis that used to be a 56 degree curvature and rotation ...

i was told by a number of different surgeons in australia that surgery is necessary in my situation though a guarantee to live a pain-free and more active life could not be given and a longterm prognosis as to how my fused vertebrae's would cope in 10 or 20 years where shrugged off with a ... well we can not predict the future. so i did what i thought was my only option and coped with the pain kept fit and did yoga, swimming and use pain medications prescribed by my gp ...

i have had 3 babies age 23, 7 and 5 ...

i just had a new x-ray taken ... my curvature has now increased to 88 degrees and my last conversation with a scoliosis specialist told me that pregnancy probably contributed to my increase in my curvature. no one ever told me that pregnancy could make my spine worse and i am still amazed how little information i have been able to find for people in my situation.

i am now looking into the schroth method and the specialist clinic in england to continue to deal with my disability, pain as a result of my scoliosis without surgery as i feel very insecure about the procedures and successes. i also just learnt that research is moving towards being able to repair spinal damage through new technology such a 3D printing.

good luck to you and make sure you become your own scoliosis specialist as nobody knows your body better then you do yourself ... trust your gut instinct rather than go along with the often mal-informed specialists and surgeons

kind regards
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Old 15-07-2014, 04:03 PM
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Does anyone know of a Scroth practitioner in Brisbane?
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Old 18-07-2016, 09:24 AM
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I know this reply is a long time since you have posted, I have found a practice in Toowoomba who has a Schroth practitioner who studied in Germany and the States. I am living in Tannum Sands in Central Qld at the moment and have rung them to talk about my options re visiting and participating etc.
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