The Schroth Method developed into the most recognised conservative exercise-based approach for scoliosis treatment.
In 1961 Katharina and her daughter Christa moved to Bad Sobernheim and in 1983 established their clinic – the “Katharina Schroth Klinik.”
Schroth is a method with long tradition used primarily in non-surgical treatment of scoliosis.
During exercise, it is very important to take into account the proper positioning of the pelvis, which represents the base of the spine on which the position of the proximal parts of the body depends. Also, great care must be given to proper rotational corrective breathing which has effect on the increasing the vital capacity of lungs, stopping progression of the curve and correcting pre-existing deformity. In addition to the force of own muscles, Schroth relies on the force of gravity and the force of extra load. The aim of the method is to establish a postural balance and avoid surgery.
Exercises are performed daily with the supervision of an expert. In addition to exercises, it is very important how a person handles their problem in the everyday life. Exercise has no effect if one does not adhere to the basic rules when it comes to daily activities (how one stands, sits, writes homework, lies, etc.)