Supporting Evidence for Schroth

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If you would like to read more about the effectiveness of Schroth techniques and conservative rehabilitation for Scoliosis, included below is a list of supporting research.

1) Monticone M, Ambosini E, Cazzaniga D, Rocca B. Active self-correction and task-oriented exercises reduce spinal deformity and improve quality of life in subjects with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Results of a randomized controlled trial. Eur Spine J. 2014 Feb 28.
(2) Weiss HR, Seibel S. Scoliosis short-term rehabilitation (SSTR) —a pilot investigation. The Internet Journal of Rehabilitation 2010;1 Number
(3) Weiss HR, Hollaender M, Klein R. ADL based scoliosis rehabilitation—the key to an improvement of time-efficiency? Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;123:594–598.
(4) Weiss HR, Klein R. Improving excellence in scoliosis rehabilitation: a controlled study of matched pairs. Pediatr Rehabil. 2006;9:3. 190–200 Jul/Sep.
(5) Lehnert-Schroth Christa: Three-dimensional treatment for scoliosis. A physiotherapeutic method to improve deformities of the spine. Palo Alto, CA, 2007; The Martindale Press.
(6) Borysov M, Borysov A. Scoliosis short-term rehabilitation (SSTR) according to ‘Best Practice’ standards – are the results repeatable? Scoliosis. 2012 Jan 17;7(1):1.7.
(7) Pugacheva, N. Corrective exercises in multimodality therapy of idiopathic scoliosis in children – analysis of six weeks efficiency – pilot study. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012; 176:365-371.
(8) Lee SG. Improvement of curvature and deformity in a sample of patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis with specific exercises. OA Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2014; Mar 12;2(1):6.
(9) van Loon PJ, Kühbauch BA, Thunnissen FB: Forced lordosis on the thoracolumbar junction can correct coronal plane deformity in adolescents with double major curve pattern idiopathic scoliosis. Spine. 2008, Apr 1;33(7):797–801.
(10) Weiss HR, Dallmayer R, Gallo R. Sagittal counter forces (SCF) in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: a preliminary report. Pediatr Rehabil 9:1; 2006:24-30 Jan/Mar.
(11) Maruyama T, Matsushita T, Takeshita K, Kitagawa K, Nakamura K, Kurokawa T: Side shift exercises for idiopathic scoliosis after skeletal maturity. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 2003; 85B; Supp 1: 89.
(12) Weiss HR, Cherdron J. Effects of Schroth’s rehabilitation program on the self concept of scoliosis patients Rehabilitation. 1994; 33:1. 31-34 Feb.
(13) Fusco C, Zaina F, Atanasio S, Romano M, Negrini A, Negrini S: Physical exercises in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: an updated systematic review. Physiother Theory Pract. 2011; Jan;27(1):80-114.
(14) Weiss HR, Weiss G, Petermann F. Incidence of curvature progression in idiopathic scoliosis patients treated with scoliosis inpatient rehabilitation (SIR): an age- and sex-matched controlled study. Pediatr Rehabil. 2003;6(1):23–30.
(15) Otman S, Kose N, Yakut Y: The efficacy of Schroth s 3-dimensional exercise therapy in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Turkey. Saudi Medical Journal 2005; 26: 1429–1435.
(16) Weiss HR. Scoliosis-related pain in adults – treatment influences. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 1993;3:91–94.
(17) Weiss HR. The effect of an exercise program on VC and rib mobility in patients with IS. Spine. 1991;16:88–93.

This list was compiled at Dr. Moramarco’s Scoliosis 3DC office.