Congratulations to Masha Katz on recent C2 Certification (Advanced Schroth)

Masha Katz of Bright STAR & Amy Sbihli, C2 Certification Instructor.

Amy Sbihli & Masha Katz

Congratulations to Masha Katz on her recent C2 Certification in Advanced Schroth Method.    Masha Katz is now a C2 Advanced Schroth Certified Scoliosis Therapist (BSPTS).   At right, Masha (holding Certificate) with instructor, Amy Sbihli, BSPTS Instructor.


BSBPT LogoThe BSPTS program teaches 3-D scoliosis treatment according to the principles of Katherina and Christa Lehnert Schroth that began in Germany in the 1920’s. The Institute Elena Salvá in Barcelona offered Schroth courses for physical therapists from 1989 to 2008. The principles have been further developed by Dr. Manuel Rigo and the staff of the Institute of Elena Salvá and are now offered in courses through BSPTS.

The treatment is based on sensory-motor and kinesthetic principles. Goals of treatment are to facilitate correction of the altered posture, and teach the patient to maintain the corrected posture in daily living activities in order to minimize scoliosis progression and further spinal deformity. In this course, therapists are trained to treat patients on a 1:1 basis. With experience and additional training, therapists may advance to treating in groups or intensive programs.

More on the Schroth Method
The Schroth Method is a leading conservative physical therapy approach for scoliosis. It utilizes three-dimensional curve-specific exercises that can have the following benefits:

  • Improved cosmesis
  • Pain management
  • Correct breathing mechanics
  • Reduced progression risk
  • Strengthen asymmetrically
  • Reduced angle of rotation
  • Improved postural awareness and body mechanics
  • Elevated self-image and quality of life

This exercise approach helps educate and motivate with an overall goal of improving quality of life.

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


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