Offering a Schroth based method of non-surgical treatment for scoliosis and kyphosis.

Nov 28, 2012
By Beatriz

In 2011, I completed a training program on a method that has been used in Europe since 1921 to treat people with spinal curvatures.  Katharina Schroth from Germany developed the original Schroth Method based on her own case of scoliosis while growing up.  

The certification course I attended from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School (BSPTS) is designed by world-renowned scoliosis expert, Dr. Manuel Rigo, MD, from Spain.  The BSPTS was founded by Dr. Rigo in 2008 with full support from Christa Lehnert-Schroth (Katharina's daughter).

During the 2-week long intensive course, physical therapists from the United States learn to understand how the Barcelona School teaches the method.  The BSPTS philosophy of treatment is introduced as a physical therapy treatment.  

A select group of American physical therapists has been certified in the BSPTS method that uses Schroth principles of treatment for scoliosis and kyphosis. These specialized therapists have been listed on the Scoliosis Rehab website.

Scoliosis Rehab is the first Physical Therapy clinic to specialize in the conservative treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis using the BSPTS Schroth-based Method in the United States.

After seeing the obvious emotional and physical transformations in several young and adult patients during the course, I felt compelled to make this treatment option available to people with scoliosis and kyphosis in the Miami area.

One of my goals is to increase scoliosis awareness.  I believe that early detection and proper individualized treatment of the disorder can potentially save a child years of suffering later in life.  

At CorpoSchema, we perform free scoliosis screenings for anyone concerned with scoliosis.  Scoliosis screening is non-invasive and takes about 1 min.  For a quick, free screening contact us at 305-428-2790 or send us a message.

The second picture was taken on my graduation from the 2011 BSPTS Schroth based certification program (posted with permission from the graduates). 


Apr 17, 2016
Tracey, yes, I'm in practice, sorry I haven't checked the blog lately, I've sent you a private reply to your email.
Apr 17, 2016
Hello, Pat
I do not recommend Schroth-based therapy with a practitioner who is not certified. Besides myself, there are currently 2 other Schroth certified practitioners at the advanced level in the FL area, one in Aventura and one in Hallandale. You can go to the site for a list of certified BSPTS practitioners.
Feb 27, 2016
Are you still in practice? I would love to get an assessment. I in the North Palm Beach area but am in Doral one Saturday per month. I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 10. Wasn't given much guidance on how to take care of it. Now, 30 years later it has started to cause pain and has twisted a few ribs etc.
Feb 10, 2016
Do you know of anyone in the Tampa/St Petersburg area who practices the Schroth Method? I have been unable to locate anyone. I am willing to see someone who is not certified.
Jul 14, 2014
Kathleen, I've sent you a private reply to your email.
kathleen cooper
Jul 9, 2014
I am 69 years old and was diagnosed with adult onset scoliosis about 14 years ago. the curve has increased over the years. I am now having bursitis in my left hip because of putting more stress on my left side walking. I was recently admitted to the hospital and then rehab for 2 weeks. I actually could not walk or move without piercing pain. I have had recent ct, mri scans and have multiple problem areas. I came across the schroth exercise method and for the first time I felt I was reading everything I have felt for years. the imbalance etc. I have been told I could have surgery with the rod and fusion etc. I have opted to get epidural injections but the side effects of the cortisone are dreadful. Would like to see if this schroth method could possibly help me live more pain free and improve my quality of life. I am very active daily and am finding all the consequences of the scoliosis have been causing more problems. Please contact me to discuss. Thank you, Kathleen

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