Christa Lehnert-Schroth literally devoted her entire life to treating scoliosis patients. The daughter of Katharina Schroth, who had developed a system of physical therapy to halt and reverse scoliosis and related spinal deformities, young Christa began helping her mother in her clinic already as a child.
She later completed formal training as a physical therapist and continued working in her mother's practice in Meissen, near Dresden, in the then-East Germany.
In 1955 the two emigrated to the West and eventually settled in Bad Sobemheim, Rhineland, where they established a new clinic to treat patients from all over Germany and from abroad. Christa soon became its director, serving until her retirement in 1995.
She trained hundreds of therapists in the Schroth method, and supervised treatment of more than 10,000 patients. Long after retirement, she continued to find great satisfaction advising therapists and treating occasional patients, the latest case still active at the time of her death.
Her legacy is carried forward by a steadily growing number of therapists as well as her son, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, who continues to practice and develop Schroth therapy.
Christa Lehnert-Schroth will be sorely missed and her spirit forever revered by many thousands of patients and therapists all over the world.
Dec. 8, 1924 - Mar 22, 2015
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