What is Schroth?

At Bright STAR PT, we are skilled in treating Scoliosis in both adults and children. The Schroth Method Physical Therapy is a physiotherapeutic treatment system which uses isometric and other exercises to strengthen or lengthen asymmetrical muscles in a scoliotic body. Its goals are to halt progression of abnormal spinal curvature, and in the best case to reverse the curves.

As an alternative or additional treatment for spinal curvatures, Schroth physical therapy is frequently sought out by patients or their parents because of the often remarkable results without surgery, which can have complications.

Therapist Masha Katz says “In my experience with my patients and the therapists that I have spoken to over the years, patients who have truly committed themselves to doing the Schroth physical therapy exercises and postural corrections have decreased or eliminated their pain and contained their scoliosis, and in many cases reduced the curvature.”

A patient with a spinal curvature may be referred to physical therapy instead of or as a supplement to surgery, but often times the patient is offered surgery only, or to “wait and see” if the curvature gets worse.

But patients can come to Bright STAR Physical Therapy in Woodland Hills or Valley Village / North Hollywood for a FREE consultation without a referral to see if Schroth Physical Therapy can help your case of scoliosis. We will evaluate your insurance benefits and come up with a plan that works for you.  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.

There is hope.

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