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Schroth Boot Camp is coming back in August

Schroth Boot Camp for August signups have started.  Kids is Aug 18th & Adults is Aug 25th, use the signup form below to signup.    We are welcoming new and returning  scoliosis patients. Come be a part of our Boot Camp at Bright Star Physical Therapy in Woodland Hills, an intense 16 hour, 3 day class. We will be hosting two different camps, one for adults and one for kids.

Schroth exercises & postural corrections; Myofascial release/therapeutic massage (cupping therapy optional), individualized home exercises program.

Full payment can be made in cash or a check made out to cash, 2-3 payments will also be accepted.  Initial payments will be due before Boot Camp and final payment on the  start date.

SCHROTH BOOT CAMP AUGUST:

Kids (ages 10-18)
August 18, 19 & 20

Adults (ages 19-60)
August 25, 26 & 27

Space is limited. Please contact us for any information including payment arrangement details and discounts.

Here are 3 recent patients' results from Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.
Recent patient results

See picture (right) of 3 recent Bright STAR patients’ results using Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.

For details regarding the Schroth Boot Camp, please e-mail or call our office in Woodland Hills at 818-343-3900.  Use the form below to check on dates or reserve your spot for the next Schroth Boot Camp — get signed up today.

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Schroth Boot Camp Summer Schedule 2017 is here

Schroth Boot Camp summer schedule is here.  See below for dates, use the signup form below to signup.    We are welcoming new and returning  scoliosis patients. Come be a part of our Boot Camp at Bright Star Physical Therapy in Woodland Hills, an intense 16 hour, 3 day class. We will be hosting two different camps, one for adults and one for kids.

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Schroth exercises & postural corrections; Myofascial release/therapeutic massage (cupping therapy optional), individualized home exercises program.

Full payment can be made in cash or a check made out to cash, 2-3 payments will also be accepted.  Initial payments will be due before Boot Camp and final payment on the  start date.

SCHROTH BOOT CAMP Summer Schedule 2017:

Kids (ages 10-18)
June 16, 17 & 18
August 18, 19 & 20

Adults (ages 19-60)
June 23, 24 & 25
August 25, 26 & 27

Space is limited. Please contact us for any information including payment arrangement details and discounts.

Here are 3 recent patients' results from Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.
Recent patient results

See picture (right) of 3 recent Bright STAR patients’ results using Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.

For details regarding the Schroth Boot Camp, please e-mail or call our office in Woodland Hills at 818-343-3900.  Use the form below to check on dates or reserve your spot for the next Schroth Boot Camp — get signed up today.

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Impressed with BrightSTAR Schroth patients’ results, Doctor reports, “She’s exceeding all expectations”

Scoliosis Treatments, Doctors Typical RecommendationsThese scoliosis updates are particularly special because they both have dramatically reduced the curve from a severity that was dangerously close to the point that doctors recommend surgery.   They also illustrate the great level of effectiveness of Bright Star Physical Therapy’s Schroth Program.   See chart right indicating levels of scoliosis therapy and typical doctors’ recommendations.

 

Schroth Method at BrightSTAR Physical Therapy, 46% Improvement46% Improvement

Patient #1, whom we’ll call “M”, for the sake of privacy, showed 46% improvement in just 5 months.  

She is 14 years old.  Curve was close enough that if it would grow a few more degrees, the doctor was going to talk about surgery. The time periods between the x-rays was about 5 months. The patient and her supporting family were very dedicated and the results show it.   We are very proud of her — and very happy for her results.  The picture shows the before & after pictures.   As shown in the chart above, doctors typically recommend surgery for Scoliosis patients in the 40 degrees and greater level of progression – “M” was at 39° (just 1 degree short of the Surgery category) — if improvement was not made soon, surgery may have been recommended.  Not only did the patient’s curve move away from 39°, they reduced it by nearly 50%.   BrightSTAR’s Schroth Physical Therapy Program is perfect for patients looking for non-invasive methods of treatment for their Scoliosis.

Schroth Method at BrightSTAR Physical Therapy, 46% Improvement
32% Improvement

Patient #2, “A”, again for privacy, showed a 32% improvement in only 2 months — from 38° to 26° with no brace.

The picture shows before & after shots of a 12 year old female patient using the Schroth Method at Bright STAR Physical Therapy.

She started out with a 38 degree curve and started the Schroth physical therapy only 2 months ago.   Today, the doctor today said “she exceeded all expectations!” — she measured 17 degrees in brace, but what’s amazing – she measured 26 degrees out of brace.  From 38 to 26!

The continued success of BrightSTAR’s Scoliosis Schroth  Physcal Therapy Program is underlined with these patient updates.

Schroth Method

Schroth Therapy is customized to the individual’s specific curvature and focuses on stopping curve progression, reducing pain, increasing strength and lung function. The physical therapy includes stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques that oppose the rotation of spinal curves. Some exercises are prescribed to be performed by the patient at home during their normal daily routine.

Many scoliosis sufferers feel that surgery is not only invasive, but has long term negative results and are looking for alternatives.

“Sense of Hope”
Masha Katz, MPT
Masha Katz, MPT

Masha Katz, MPT said “With most people, adults and kids alike, the first thing that I notice is a sense of hope. Most of them have been told over and over again that ‘nothing can be done ‘ except bracing ( only for kids), and surgery.  If not, ‘live with it’. For many many people that means living with pain and decreased abilities for sports and exercise, even walking. “

Beyond “a sense of hope”, Masha mentioned several real benefits of using the Schroth Method including,

  • Reduction of curve
  • Improves overall posture
  • Halts progression of the curve in some cases
  • Reduction or/and elimination of pain
  • Greater ease of mobility
  • Works well in conjunction with brace
  • Balance and coordination
  • Body symmetry & image
  • Self confidence
Early detection & action is key!

Also, good news to patients of Scoliosis, many insurers are now covering the costs of Schroth Physical Therapy treatments. If you experience lower back pain and have issues working or even sleeping, then find out how to get pain relief and have an improved backbone.

Scoliosis is a disease that causes an improper curve of the spine

The unusual curve of the spine is caused by a disease called scoliosis. The spine can bend right or left and may have an effect on any part of the back. Most individuals with scoliosis experience abnormal curves in the chest or lower section of the back.

In several cases, kids are more affected by this condition because scoliosis is likely to arise when their bodies are growing. If this condition is treated early, the injury can be controlled and quality of life improved, however left untreated, it can cause more damage and health issues to the heart, lungs, and pelvic region — not to mention psychological effects.

In Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA & Woodland Hills, CA, contact BrightSTAR PT, certified in Schroth Treatment at 818-343-3900 to learn more about the Schroth Method of Physical Therapy.  We are conveniently located near the 101 & 170 freeways, respectively, and have patients visit from all over the valley — not just Woodland Hills & Valley Village — including North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Studio City, Encino, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park & Calabasas.

 

Schroth Boot Camp is Back! April 7-9 (kids) and April 21-23 (adults)

Schroth Boot CampSchroth Boot Camp is back!!!

April 7-9, 2017 (Kids)
April 21-23, 2017 (Adults)

We are welcoming new and returning  scoliosis patients. Come be a part of our 2nd Boot Camp at Bright Star Physical Therapy in Woodland Hills, an intense 15 hour, 3 day class. We will be hosting two different camps, one for adults and one for kids. Come and take advantage of our bundle prices!

These bundle prices will include the classes, a full personalized home  exercise program, and supplies for home. Full payment can be made in cash or a check made out to cash, 2-3 payments will also be accepted.  Initial payments will be due before Boot Camp and final payment on the  start date.

SCROTH BOOT CAMP dates are as follows:

Kids (ages 10-18)
April 7 (Friday) 1:00pm – 5:00pm
April 8 (Saturday) 8:00am – 2:00pm
April 9 (Sunday) 8:00am – 2:00pm

Adults (ages 19-60)
April 21 (Friday) 1:00pm – 5:00pm
April 22 (Saturday) 8:00am – 2:00pm
April 23 (Sunday) 8:00am – 2:00pm

We will only be taking 10 patients per camp at this time. Please contact us for any information including payment arrangement details and discounts.

Here are 3 recent patients' results from Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.
Recent patient results

See picture (right) of 3 recent Bright STAR patients’ results using Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.

For details regarding the Schroth Boot Camp, please e-mail or call our office in Woodland Hills at 818-343-3900.  Use the form below to check on dates or reserve your spot for the next Schroth Boot Camp — get signed up today.

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Our very own Masha Katz speaks on Schroth at COC Scoliosis Conference

Masha Katz was invited to speak at the first Scoliosis Conference at CHLA (children’s hospital of Los Angeles) on conservative management/treatment of scoliosis. Masha presented with a colleague on Schroth – see below for more information about the conference.  Also, see Masha pictured with Dr David Skaggs – the head of the Orthopedics Department and a World Renown Expert/Surgeon for Scoliosis.

Conservative Treatment of Childhood Scoliosis Conference

Dr. Skaggs and Masha Katz
Dr. Skaggs and Masha Katz

Designed for providers who are treating patients with scoliosis and would like to assess the risks vs. benefits of surgical treatments and non-operative treatments.  Physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and nurses are strongly encouraged to attend.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, 8 a.m. – noon
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Orthopedic Center
The Saban Research Building Auditorium
4650 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Discussion: What Schroth Is and Why We Use It
Lindsay Blaauw, PT, and Masha Katz, PT
Physical Therapists

Masha Katz is highly experienced in traditional physical therapy techniques and has specialized expertise in a variety of areas including Pediatrics, Developmental Physical Therapy, Postural Restoration, Manual Therapy, Counterstrain, Schroth based Scoliosis Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Vestibular Rehabilitation and more.

In Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA & Woodland Hills, CA, contact BrightSTAR PT, certified in Schroth Treatment at 818-343-3900 to learn more about the Schroth Method of Physical Therapy.  We are conveniently located near the 101 & 170 freeways, respectively, and have patients visit from all over the valley — not just Woodland Hills & Valley Village — including North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Studio City, Encino, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park & Calabasas.

Use the form below to check on dates for the next BrightStar Schroth Boot Camp — get signed up today.

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Schroth Boot Camp was a great success

Schroth Boot Camp

Schroth Boot Camp

Friday, Jan 6th, 1-5pm; 8th & 9th (Sat & Sun), 8am-1:30pm 

Our introductory Boot Camp at Bright Star Physical Therapy in Woodland Hills was a great success.    It was comprised of an intense 15 hour, three day class.   Stay tuned for news of our next Schroth Boot Camp dates.

Here are 3 recent patients' results from Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.
Recent patient results

See picture (right) of 3 recent Bright STAR patients’ results using Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.

For any details regarding the Schroth Boot Camp, please e-mail or call our office in Woodland Hills at 818-343-3900.   Click here for our contact page:  BrightSTAR Physical Therapy, Woodland Hills.

Curve Measurements

 

Use the form below to check on dates for the next Schroth Boot Camp — get signed up today.

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Schroth Boot Camp at BrightStar Physical Therapy

Schroth Boot CampOur Schroth Boot Camp is finally here!!!
Schroth Boot Camp
Friday, Jan 6th, 1-5pm; 8th & 9th (Sat
& Sun), 8am-1:30pm
BrightSTAR Physical Therapy, Woodland Hills
 

Come and be a part of our introductory Boot Camp at Bright Star Physical Therapy in Woodland Hills, an intense 15 hour, three day class that will be in full affect starting January 6th. Please come and take advantage of our very low introductory price. Full payment can be made in cash or a check made out to cash, two payments may also be made, first initial payment will be due before Boot Camp and the second payment on the start date. Boot camp will begin,

Here are 3 recent patients' results from Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.
Recent patient results

January 6 (Friday) from 1pm-5pm and January 7 and January 8 (Saturday and Sunday) from 8am-1:30pm. This is will be Bright Star’s first Schroth Boot Camp, space is limited, and we will only be taking ten patients at this time, first come first serve, with a few spots still remaining.

See picture (right) of 3 recent Bright STAR patients’ results using Schroth Therapy. The patients, doctors & parents were amazed at the results. Needless to say, we are very proud of these results.

For any details regarding the Schroth Boot Camp, please e-mail or call our office in Woodland Hills at 818-343-3900.   
Use the form below to check on dates for the next Schroth Boot Camp — get signed up today.

Schroth Boot Camp Intake Form










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I've used a braceI currently use a braceI've had surgeryI've tried physical therapyI've tried schroth