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.