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Anonymous: I am very happy for finding this blog <3 My sister has scoliosis (37 degrees) and we would like to try the schroth method. I'm very happy that you succeeded with schroth!

Aw :) And awesome, I wish you and her the very best!!! :)

Anonymous: Hey Meg, it's Teresa! D'you remember me? :) Just wanted to let you know... I didn't think the Schroth was working for me because I didn't see any major improvements, but today my therapist showed me some pictures from April and ones she took today.... And there is a huge difference! I'm so happy! :D

Hi Teresa, I remember you! 

Yay that is so awesome, congrats on your improvement!!! :D I totally get the feeling of “did I even improve idk”, but I think one almost always sees awesome results when they are vigilant, which you were so *HIGH FIVE*

I’m so happy for you :) 

Anonymous: Do you know of any schroth method places in Florida? Near Jacksonville... I can't seem to find any places on the internet please help /: Also, how many inches did you grow after the method?

Hi there!

I don’t know any ones off the top of my head, but I would really suggest you email the Wisconsin or Arizona clinic for a list of therapists they’ve trained with their locations.

And I grew about 4 inches after the schroth! (And hopefully still stretching out as my curves are reducing)

I really hope you find one near you! If not, I would definitely take a visit to the main clinic in Wisconsin. THat’s what I did, and the trip was SOOO worth it :) 

Anonymous: (I was the one who asked about where to go for the schroth method earlier) I'm currently in Australia but I'm planning to go to Florida later this year. I heard there's some really great places in America for the schroth method so I was curious to see if I could get it done while I was there. I'm only going to be there for 3 months so I don't know if that's enough time?

Hi again!

3 months should be more than enough time. The average clinic visit is 1-2 weeks, 2 weeks being optimal so you can learn more. But I know for sure that there are certified schroth therapists in Australia too! I would contact the Wisconsin and Barcelona clinics for a list of trained schroth therapists in Australia. Hope that helped! :)

Anonymous: Can you recommend some exercises to treat the scoliosis? thank you

Hi!

First and foremost I always reccemend the schroth method, because I have personally found so much success with it (along with many other patients), and you can also look into scoliosis-friendly yoga, (like the DVD by Elise Browning Miller), and chiropractic care (one preferably who is reputable and uses computerized applicator treatments).

I hope that helped!

Anonymous: Hi Meg, I'm personally looking into the schroth method myself and was wondering if you know of any places I could get it done or where you got it done yourself? I'm kinda desperate for treatment because I may need to get surgery otherwise ): Thanks!

Hi there! 

There are two main clinics in the US, in Arizona and Wisconsin, and there are main clinics in Barcelona, Germany, and London. There are also many schroth certified PTs. I would contact the clinics nearest you (If in America, contact Wisconsin clinic), and ask for a list of Pt’s they have trained. What area are you from if you don’t mind me asking? I may know of some near you. 

And I was in the same situation, I was scheduled for the spinal fusion, and doing the schroth instead was really the best decision of my life, and i truly believe it can help you too! :)

Anonymous: What is the schroth method?

Hi there!

The schroth method -

"The Schroth Method is a physiotherapeutic treatment system which uses isometric and other exercises to strengthen or lengthen asymmetrical muscles in a scoliotic body. Its goals are to halt progression of abnormal spinal curvature, and in the best case to reverse the curves.

The system of exercises for scoliosis was developed in the 1920s by Katharina Schroth (1894-1985), and further developed by her daughter Christa Lehnert-Schroth. By the 1960s, the Schroth Method had become the standard non-surgical treatment for scoliosis in Germany. “

Anonymous: hi, I'm 14 years old and I was diagnosed with scoliosis last year. I turned a year with the corset and I can not get used, I hate it. I would be very grateful if you give me some tips to have scoliosis not be so terrible, I'm very sad and tired, I feel ugly and deformed, I know that may sound exaggerated, but it's true. please help me, thanks

Hi!

I know scoliosis can really be a burden both mentally and physically. But know that there is hope and you can certainly get better! 

I would highly recommend you look into the schroth method for physical therapy treatment. It has personally helped me IMMENSELY (went from 50 and 39 degree curve to 27 and 15), and know many others who have found success with this treatment. Also, I would honestly urge you to stop with the corset, because it can do more harm than good in the long run. It will weaken your muscles over time, and can trigger the curves to get worse. Look into scoliosis-friendly yoga to start restrengthening your muscles.

And no not at all, it doesn’t sound exaggerated, i know exactly how you feel. All of these feelings are common with scoliosis patients, you are not alone :) 

Please feel free to send an ask off on anon and I will respond privately if you have any questions or just need someone to vent to :) BIG HUGS X

girlwiththescoliproblem: Hello, I was wonderin' if you could give me a shout out, I've had scoliosis for just over 4 years now. I've had 3 braces and I have just started the schroth method and I want to help whoever I can with their scoliosis struggles in any way possible!

Absolutely! 

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SCOLIOSIS SHOUT-OUT *******

Check out this lovely lady who has experience with bracing and the schroth!!! 

Anonymous: Aw there's no need to apologize, don't stress out! Thanks for always being there for us :)

Aw thank u, I just got home and am about to answer all of the asks so look out! (All off-anon asks will be answered privately) :)

Hi lovelies I’m so sorry I’ve been absent for a while now, I only have internet access on my phone and I’m not comfortable answering asks on here (they’ve been lost/missing many times before when I answer on my phone). We are in the midst of a huge move/ mass exodus cleaning of the house to be sold, that’s why I’ve been so quite. So sorry so sorry will be back saturday evening hopefully! (And will securely answer all of ur asks on my trusty laptop). The good news is though that after all of this moving of heavy items and boxes and being on my feet all day, my back isn’t hurting at all!! (So thank u schroth :-) ) …although my feet are killing me but that’s due to flat feet hah Love u guys u all are amazing, keep strong and POSITIVE!

scoliosis-girl: Hey! Do u mind giving me a shout out? I had surgery and a brace and want to help anyone I can!! :)

Heya! this lovely lady has had the surgery and brace and is open to helping anyone with similar experiences! ^^^^

Anonymous: Yesterday I was walking for 9 hours and I only had a teeny bit of pain in my back. 9 HOURS. Before Schroth, if I were to walk for over 20 minutes I'd have excruciating pain.. I'm so happy :D

Omg that’s an insanely long walk haha 

But yes omg congrats!!!! The schroth is paying off :) 

(and btw… i think even a healthy spine would hurt after 9 hours of walking lol)

Anonymous: Hey, I'm 16 years old and my spine has 2 curves in it, both around the 30 degree mark, which I know isn't huge, but is still very painful... I get embarrassed when people ask me what my curve size is because I get very bad back pains and I don't want to seem really moany when other peoples curves are much worse:/ I've tried 2 different physics in the past and it doesn't work, my doctor says I don't need a brace because I'm basically already done growing so it won't help-I don't know what to do:(

Hi there!

First off, people do not have the right to judge you based on your curvatures. Even a small degree can cause terrible pain depending on where the curve is located on the spine, because it can be twisting or pinching a nerve. 

I would recommend you look into the schroth method for your scoliosis. It is different than traditional physical therapy, and can really help you reduce your curves and pain (at any stage of growth/non-growth). I was done growing as well when I started the schroth. My curves were reduced from 50 and 39 to 27 and 15, and it also completely eliminated my pain (which is what you appear to be looking for, as far as pain reduction/elimination).

Keep your chin up! It can get better :) Sending hugs x