A recent study done on the efficacy of the Schroth Method exercises in Canada called Schroth Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis-Specific Exercises Added to the Standard of Care Lead to Better Cobb Angle Outcomes in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis showed that scoliosis curves were reduced overall with patients that did the addition of these exercises compared to a control group that underwent standard physical therapy treatment.
Sanja Schreiber a registered kinesiologist and therapist originally from Serbia had been using corrective gymnastics, pilates and yoga to treat patients with scoliosis until she came across scoliosis-specific exercises, called Schroth, and saw tremendous results.
When she came to Canada to get her PhD in 2009 she decided to put Schroth to the test in a randomized control trial of 50 patients aged 10 to 18 with curves of 10 degrees to 45 degrees. The results were published in the peer reviewed journal PLOS one. In the study they defined success with scoliosis treatment as keeping the curve stable or improving the curves.
In the Schroth group 88% were successful in treating their scoliosis compared to 60% in the control group.
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