The Schroth method is a conservative physical therapy practice for individuals with scoliosis and kyphosis. 
 
Through specific exercises and corrective breathing techniques, the Schroth method aims to elongate the trunk and correct the imbalances of the body. By developing the inner muscles of the rib cage, the method changes the shape of the upper trunk to correct any spinal abnormalities. The result is a decrease in pain, slowing or halting of the curvature progression, and improved cardio-pulmonary function, mobility, and postural stability. 
 
When is the Schroth Method indicated?
It can be used to treat patients with scoliosis and kyphosis  of all ages and in all stages of treatment: before surgery, after surgery, and especially if surgery is not indicated. 
 
What can the Schroth Method help? 
The result is a decrease in pain, slowing or halting of the curvature progression, and improved cardio-pulmonary function, mobility, and postural stability. 
 
Symmetry Physical Therapy has one of the only advanced certified Schroth Method physical therapists in Illinois.  
Our physical therapist, Dr. Stephanie Penny has a passion for treating people of all ages with scoliosis.  Stephanie is C2 advanced certified through the Schroth Barcelona Method since 2014.  She enjoys combining her Schroth Method training, orthopedic specialization, manual therapy skills and breathing strategies to best address her patients' needs.