Schroth Method Australia
 

The Schroth method is a non-surgical approach to scoliosis treatment that, through an intensive programme of stretches and exercises, alleviates symptoms such as back pain, muscle weakness, and reduced flexibility.

 
When properly administered by a skilled practitioner, Schroth treatment can eliminate the need for spinal fusion surgery (an operation that is often used to halt the progression of spinal curves, but which – like any surgical procedure – carries with it a number of risks). As a result, the Schroth method is a very popular, highly sought-after treatment route amongst scoliosis sufferers who would prefer not to go under the knife.
 
The problem is that qualified Schroth practitioners are in fairly short supply. Depending on where in the world you live, it may be very difficult or even impossible to get Schroth treatment in your own country. For this reason, many scoliosis sufferers have travelled great distances in order to visit a Schroth clinic, get treated, and bring their condition under control without having to undergo surgery.

Schroth treatment in Australia

Australia is one country where Schroth method practitioners are few and far between. Because of this, many Australians with curved spines have made the long journey to England in order to complete an intensive ScolioGold treatment course here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic in London.
 
Monay, a teenager from Queenland, was one such Australian. She was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 14 after suffering from back pain for a long time; post-diagnosis, she tried countless different treatment methods, including osteopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and the EMMETT technique. However, Monay was unsatisfied with the outcome of these assorted treatments, and so she decided to come to London and try ScolioGold therapy instead.
 
Watch the video below to find out what Monay thought of our treatment programme.
 
“I feel a lot more independent…I don’t have to rely on treatment every week, I can just do it myself.”

Are ScolioGold therapy and the Schroth method identical?

ScolioGold – the Scoliosis SOS Clinic’s own treatment regime – is actually a combination of numerous non-surgical techniques. The Schroth method has always been at the heart of our programme, but ScolioGold therapy also incorporates a range of other proven methods, such as:
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Kinesio taping
  • Functional Independent Treatment for Scoliosis (FITS)
  • Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS)
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
If you live in Australia (or elsewhere in the world) and you’re looking for Schroth-based scoliosis treatment in an English-speaking country, we at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic would be more than happy to welcome you. We even offer on-site accommodation right in the centre of London – all of the famous tourist hotspots are right on our doorstep, and like Monay, you’ll have plenty of time to check them all out if you’re so inclined.
 

As you may have already noticed from previous blog posts, we treat a huge variety of patients here at Scoliosis SOS, ranging widely in age, gender and nationality.  Although we are based in London, during our years in operation, we have treated an array of patients not only from across the UK, but from all around the world!


Looking at the map on our Overseas Patients page, you will notice that we have treated patients from several different continents and numerous countries, including those who made the long journey from the Southern Hemisphere to enrol on one of our treatment courses. We regularly welcome scoliosis sufferers from both Australia and New Zealand, allowing them to return to their home countries with straighter spines, and bags of positivity.

While travelling such a large distance from home may seem like an extreme step for some, for our former patients it has often been the final attempt to avoid drastic spinal surgery, and has been more than worth it in terms of the list of improvements that they achieve in only four weeks of therapy. To highlight just some of the benefits that our ScolioGold treatment programme has granted patients from Australia and New Zealand, here are two case studies which detail the experiences of our former patients:

Patient #1: Ben Stanton
21 // Male // Australia

Like many of our patients, Ben is an extremely active individual, who enjoys working out at the gym and is a keen rugby player. He first noticed an irregularity in his spine whilst bending over in the gym, and was keen to get the problem fixed straight away, in order to avoid any restrictions to his physical ability in the future.

Why did Ben choose Scoliosis SOS?
Before Ben visited Scoliosis SOS to receive his own treatment, his sister had also suffered with scoliosis, and was able to successfully treat her symptoms thanks to the help of our clinic. Having witnessed the possibilities of the treatment, Ben was confident that the programme would not only allow him to relieve the physical symptoms of the condition, but would also help him learn how to properly support his physical activities without causing further damage to his body.

Results
After completing his treatment course, Ben found that his flexibility and posture had greatly improved since initial enrolment, which was incredibly positive in terms of supporting his further training. He also found that he was able to easily transfer the skills he had learnt in one-on-one sessions to his own gym work, allowing him to maintain his activity level without injuring or limiting himself. Watch the video below to hear Ben’s full story.


Patient #2: Katy Bramble 
12 // Female // New Zealand

Katy was diagnosed with scoliosis at 10 years old, and like many sufferers, was left devastated by the prospect of undergoing corrective surgery. Not only did she feel isolated by her peers, who were able to take on numerous physical activities and live a carefree life, she also felt incredibly intimidated by the prospect of undergoing irreversible changes to her spine.

Why did Katy choose Scoliosis SOS?
Katy was sad and frightened at the prospect of surgery, but was left feeling hopeful after her mother read about Scoliosis SOS online. Although she was daunted at the prospect of travelling to an unfamiliar country at such short notice, she was determined to try anything in order to avoid surgery.

Results 
Treatment at Scoliosis SOS not only improved the physical symptoms of Katy’s condition, but also massively improved her confidence and wellbeing. Plus she noticed changes in her appearance, and felt considerably stronger, which was great news in terms of her sporting ambitions. Best of all, she was able to return to life as a normal, active young girl, having made lots of new friends on the way. To read Katy’s full story, click here

If you’re looking for scoliosis treatment in Australia and New Zealand, but feel that you are unable to access an approach which suits your needs, then please don’t hesitate to contact the Scoliosis SOS team. For overseas patients, we are able to conduct over the phone consultations, which can be requested here.