Schroth Weekend Immersive Classes in Our 20 US Locations Across The U.S.(See Calendar Below To Find a Class Nearest You)
Although the Schroth Method of Scoliosis-Specific Exercise has been effectively used in Europe for nearly 100 years, it has just begun to gain traction here in North America in the past decade as an alternative to surgery, which has been the traditional orthopedic “gold standard” for scoliosis correction. Medical Consumers are now willing to question the conventional orthopedic wisdom that a highly invasive scoliosis surgery is their only option. Many have sought out this tried and true method of exercise therapy to help improve thier curves. As a result, more doctors are now willing to this type of corrective exercise for their scoliosis patients including their adult scoliosis patients with pain related to their curves.
Our Schroth Immersive Weekend Workshops are an advancement of the Schroth Method of scoliosis exercises that were first developed by Katharina Schroth in the 1920’s. Over past 8 decades she had continually refined and improved upon these exercises, but the basis for them was overly simplistic.
Her concept behind the treatment of scoliosis with exercise is called the “Body Block Concept” which divides the torso into different blocks that are stacked one on top of the other. According to this static concept these blocks get counter rotated on each other causing the distortion of the scoliosis. While these keen observations by Katherina Schroth that allowed her to designed her exercises to help reduce postural distortions that result from scoliosis, they did not stay current with any of the advances made in movement therapy, neuro-science or physical rehabilitation over the past 20 years.
Why Schroth Weekend Immersive Course?
We teach our Schroth Method workshops in weekend immersive classes instead of having you come into the office multiple times during the week to learn the exercises because we’ve found that this is the most effective way for you to learn them. The exercises are designed to be taught in the office then done at home as a home based therapy program.
Our experience in teaching the Schroth Method exercises is that we recognize that what you are learning are new motor skills in how you move that are corrective for your scoliosis. The best way for you to learn a new motor skill it is best taught in multiple sessions over a short period of time, with multiple, supervised repetitions being the key to success.
The best learning analogy to illustrate this would be learning a new type of dance. If you go to dance class one day a week and then you practice at home, you will gain some skill level in the dance over time, but if you go to a weekend dance workshop, your skill level at that dance will be accelerated considerably. The supervised immersion will allow you to develop the basis movements of these important new movement patterns so that when you return home you’ll have a greater level of proficiency.
Our Schroth Method scoliosis specific exercises are time tested corrective movements that incorporates the advances made in neuro-muscular rehabilitation and incorporates them into the treatment of scoliosis. In doing this it enables the patient to access the portion of their brain nervous system that controls the map of the body in their brain that controls the postural muscles automatically so that the changes in the spine can become a permanent.
As with any type of movement based therapy it’s important to create new neural pathways by practicing repetitive patterns of movement that can replace the old default patterns which were driving the scoliosis to progress. The best way to do this is with time-space-repetition over a short period of time to develop a “soft habit” in the brain, then following that with a longer period of repeating the movements that were learned over a 4 – 6 week period until they become a “hard habit in the brain. (Click Here to Learn More About How Your Brain Optimally Learns Movement)
Another benefit to our weekend Schroth workshops is that it is more convenient for most people to attend and have the luxury of multiple hours that they could not do during the week to immerse themselves in the learning of these highly specific scoliosis exercises. By repeatedly practicing the Schroth exercises over the course of a couple of days it allows you to gain a better body awareness and confidence that you are doing theses exercises correctly when at home. After practice each of the exercises multiple times over the course of the weekend and reviewing them all in the final session on Sunday you will have developed a “soft habit” for these new movement patterns. This means you will be able to reproduce them accurately starting on Monday when your are at home.
What you will learn:
- How to Identify Your Scoliosis Curve Pattern
- Corrective Directional Breathing Exercises to engage the diaphram, intercostal and pelvic floor muscles
- Proper Stretching For Your Scoliosis based on your curve pattern
- Corrective Postures to reduce your scoliosis and relieve your pain
- Activation of Shortened & Weakened Trunk Muscles
- Stabilization Exercises to better support & reduce the imbalances in your back
- Do’s and Don’t For Scoliosis – To Keep from Making It Worse
- Improved Patterns of Movement to help reduce your scoliosis
- Integration of Postural Changes During Dynamic Activities such as walking to help reeducate motion patterns
- Much, much more.
Nu-Schroth Schedule of Classes in Our 18 Offices
Questions or Pre-Register For A Class Near You
Due to the hands on nature of the class the instructor to student ratio is purposely kept low, so the class size is limited. Since spots for the class are on a first come, first serve basis they tend to fill up fast so click here for pricing or to find out if Nu-Schroth is right for you or give us a call at (800) 943-1254 to reserve your spot today!