Your Schroth Questions Answered

SovereignLogoFigureIf you or someone you know has been living with scoliosis, you may have heard about the Schroth Method — a rehabilitative treatment program that originated in Europe as an alternative to traditional surgeries and bracing. What you may not have heard is that Sovereign Rehabilitation is now the leading provider of this treatment method in the greater Atlanta area.

We sat down with one of our Schroth-certified physical therapists to get answers to a few common questions.

1. How does the Schroth Method work? The Schroth Method is a program of stretching, strengthening, and breathing techniques that counteracts the rotation of the spinal curvature and restores the alignment of the pelvis. The patient learns how to breathe and align the body during daily activities, until he or she can maintain the program independently at home.
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A Quick Guide to Scoliosis

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1According the Clear Scoliosis Institute, scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in school-aged kids. It affects over 4 million people nationwide, and most adults with scoliosis require some type of long-term care.

Statistics aside, scoliosis is also a condition that many people have heard of, but few know very much about.
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Avoiding Summer Activity Injuries

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1From golf, soccer, and other warm-weather sports to pool time and days at the beach – there’s no shortage of opportunities for fun, or injuries, this summer.

Thankfully, there are also some pretty simply ways to stay safe and enjoy the season.
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Summer’s Hidden Pool Dangers

r246101_1005178Headed to the pool with your family and friends this summer? Few warm-weather past times are more fun when it comes to beating the heat, but all that pool time doesn’t come without risk.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the leading cause of injury death for kids ages 1 to 4, and the fifth leading cause of death for people of of all ages.
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