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Conservative Scoliosis

Therapies

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SCHROTH

METHOD

What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spinal column that causes structural changes in the three planes of the spine (frontal, sagittal and transverse plane) and may occur in all vertebral segments.

In the sagittal plane the physiological curves (kyphosis and lordosis) are changed, with an increase or decrease in kyphotic or lordotic curvature depending on the type of scoliosis present. What are the signs of scoliosis and what should parents look for;

  • The side deviations of the spine,
  • Prominent ribs or shoulderblade at one side,
  • Uneven shoulder and hip lines,
  • Uneven waist lines,
  • Shortness of breath (severe curves above 70-80 degree) is an important sign,
  • Clothes that worn before without folds, becomes folds and do not fit anymore

 

Schroth Method

 

The first steps were recorded back in 1921, by Katharina Schroth, who suffered from scoliosis herself. She started to develop the method in Meissen, Eastern Germany, where she had her first small institute. During the 1930s and 1940s, Katharina received support in work and development of the method from her daughter Christa, who was born in 1924. Katharina moved with her daughter Christa to Bad Sobernheim in 1961. This is the town where they founded their institute which gradually developed into a well-established clinic, officially opened in 1983 under the name “Katharina Schroth Klinik”. After Katharina’s death in 1985, her daughter Christa Lehnert-Schroth, therapist, continued with the development of the method. Later on, her son, Hans Rudolf Weiss, orthopedic surgeon, joined her. Dr. Weiss was the director of the clinic during the period from 1995 to 2008. The further development of the method was developed mainly by the head of the therapeutic department Udo Roevenich and Axel Hennes and scientifically proven by Dr. Weiss. Christa was retired since 1995 and died in March 2015.

  • corrective breathing,
  • pelvic corrections,
  • core stability,
  • correct positioning,
  • specific mobilization,
  • coordinative training,

 

SEAS

 

(Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis)

SEAS is an individualized exercise program adapted to all situations of conservative treatment of scoliosis: stand-alone in low-medium degree curves during growth to reduce the risk of bracing; complimentary to bracing in medium-high degree curves during growth, with the aim to increase correction, prepare weaning, and avoid/reduce side-effects; for adults either progressing or fused, to help stabilising the curve and reduce disability.

SEAS is based on a specific active self-correction technique performed without external aid, and incorporated in functional exercises. Evaluation tests guide the choice of the exercises most appropriate to the individual patient.

Improvement of the stability of the spine in active self-correction is the primary objective of SEAS.

SEAS exercises train neuromotor function so to stimulate by reflex a self-corrected posture during the activities of daily life.

 

 

FITS

 

(Functional Individual Therapy of Scoliosis - Skolyoz Fonksiyonel Kişisel Tedavisi)

FITS method was created in 2004 in order to treat children with wrong posture, scoliosis and Scheuermann disease. The method was formed basing on many physiotherapeutical methods, whose techniques which the authors found useful were selected. Some of them were modified and customised to work with children.

The general goals of the therapy include the scoliosis stabilisation in children with a general flaccidity of the connective tissue or decreasing of the curvature angle in non-progressive scolioses or with an angle smaller than 30 degrees in children with correct muscle tension. Another general goal is to improve the clinical condition of a patient with a huge scoliosis whose parents are for some reason against a surgery. A general goal is also to make the scoliosis flexible in order to achieve a better correction during the surgical operation or correct the pectoral or pelvic girdle as well as to position head and neck, to improve breathing functions, patient's general fitness and efficiency after the surgery.

FITS concept consists of 3 stages:

  • Stage I. Examination of patient using classical clinical assessment, but also in terms of using FITS approach.
  • Stage II. Preparation for 3D correction. Detection and elimination of myofascial restrictions which limit a three plane corrective movement by using different techniques of myofascial relaxation
  • Stage III. Three-dimensional correction - building and stabilisation of new corrective posture patterns in functional positions, instructing the corrective tension

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Patient Testimonials

  • My scoliosis degree decreased in three months from 22 to 12. My physiotherapists taught me how to do my exercises and i did them intensively at home...

    Ecenur
    Ecenur, 10, student
  • My doctor gave me the advise to attend the Schroth Therapy. During the therapy my doctor and my therapist informed me clearly on all stages of the therapy. I benefited very much from the therapy...

    Begüm
    Begüm, 12, student
  • I trust my physical therapists and try to follow their instructions. My scoliosis decreased from 23 degrees to 15 degrees and i feel that my posture is more correct...

    Nehir
    Nehir, 13, student
  • I never would have thought that scoliosis treatment could be so fun. After spending time with my physical therapist i feel more corrective effects on my spine.

    Melis
    Melis, 15, student

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We are at Suadiye and Fulya Centres in İstanbul Turkey

 

Since 1997 we have successfully completed the treatment of general public suffering from different diseases and the treatment of elite Turkish athletes and sportsmen from different countries. As we specialized on conservative therapies of scoliosis, we follow the new techniques worldwide and give educational programs to physiotherapists and patients. We are the first clinic in Turkey for treatment of scoliosis with exercise methods.