Scoliosis Treatment Programs
Port Moody & Vancouver BC
Scoliosis Treatment Approach
Have you or your child been diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis? Are you interested in learning more about conservative management of this spinal disorder? There are seven different schools that educate physiotherapist on scoliosis specific exercise. Stephanie has been trained by Beth Janssen; who brought the Barcelona Schroth Method to the United States. She started the first Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School in Wisconsin but travels all over the USA educating PT’s on conservative management of Scoliosis.
Originally from Germany, Katerina Schroth developed the 3D treatment plan for Scoliosis in the 1920s. The concepts and principles for treatment have evolved over the years but are based on sensorimotor and kinaesthetic principles with the main objective to facilitate corrections of the altered posture, and teach the patient to maintain the corrected posture in their activities of daily living.
The goals of Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercise (PSSE) are to help minimize curve progression, improve respiration, decrease functional limitations, prevent or treat spinal pain, prevent surgery, and improve general health and activities of daily living.