The Schroth Method is often associated with treatment of three-dimensional scoliotic spine deformities. However, there is another form of spine deformity that affects the side view (the front to back inward and outward curvature of the spine) known as hyperkyphosis and Scheuermann’s Disease.
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As the residency director for the prosthetics and orthotics department at Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon, Todd DeWees does “a little bit of everything,” spending about half his time in prosthetics, one-quarter in spinal, and one-quarter in everything else.
The main goal of the Schroth Method physical therapy treatment for scoliosis is to assist those with idiopathic scoliosis to learn about their spinal curvature.