Since 1921, the Schroth method has played an important role in conservative management of scoliosis, in cases both mild and severe. This book describes every aspect of the scoliotic spine, and incorporates an extensive program of exercises that can be tailored to the specific needs of the individual. It also emphasizes psychological support as a key element.
Author Christa Lehnert-Schroth worked with scoliosis patients for 50 years, applying and further developing her mother’s innovative, conservtive techniques with great success. From 1961 until her retirement in 1995, she directed the private Katharina-Schroth-Klinik in Bad Sobernheim, Germany, assisted by physicians, physiotherapists, and other medical professionals.
This book is a must-have for therapists, adult scoliotics, post-operative patients, and parents of young patients because it:
- Contains descriptions and photos of more than 100 scoliosis exercises to choose from, to suit individual patients.
- Shows exercises for scoliosis, Scheuermann’s kyphosis, flatback, hollow-back syndrome (hyperlordosis), lumbar kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and related pathologies.
- Describes a 4-curve variety, which is fairly common and requires different exercises from the better-known three-curve cases.