Overcoming Scoliosis Using the Schroth Method

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Schroth Method Doctors in Atlanta GA Many people living with scoliosis don’t often have to deal with severe physical limitations, as the curve works to correct itself. However, if the curve in their spine worsens over time, both children and adults may have to grapple with several physical challenges, including:

  • walking with a limp, or awkward gait
  • walking at a slower pace
  • severe scoliosis in the upper part of the spine can impact the lungs and the person’s ability to breathe
  • poor posture and body alignment due to compensation

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The Schroth Method for Scoliosis

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Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Atlanta GAScoliosis is defined as a 10-degree or more curvature of the spine, causing it to have a “C” or “S” shape instead of appearing straight. It tends to begin before puberty but can also begin in adulthood, and can cause sufferers to lean more to one side and limp due to subsequent leg/hip misalignment. As scoliosis progresses, it can also cause painful pinched nerves, muscle spasms, herniated discs, even difficulty breathing.
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