The Schroth Method is a physiotherapeutic treatment system which uses isometric and other exercises to strengthen or lengthen asymmetrical muscles in a scoliotic body, to elongate the trunk, and correct imbalances of the spine.  It has successfully been used in Germany since the 1920s. Originally developed  by Katharina Schroth. Christa Lehnert-Schroth continued with her mother's method. She documented the treatment method and published her results: Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis.




  • Stabilize scoliosis or kyphosis curves.

  • Mobilization of stiff body parts.

  • Achieve best postural alignment and appearance.

  • Teach corrective positions during activities of daily living.

  • Promote corrections.

  • Enhance neuromuscular control.

  • Increase muscle strength and endurance.

  • Pain reduction or elimination.

  • Improve cardio-pulmonary function.

  • Improve Vital Capacity and rib mobility.

  • Active self correction and neuromuscular control.

  • Increase muscle strength, endurance and balance.

  • Pre and post surgical treatment based on assessement.

To halt the progression of abnormal spinal curvature and in the best case to reverse the curves.

Andrea Lebel with Christa Lehnert-Schroth

Christa Lehnert-Schroth assists a longtime patient to perform techniques that will correct her pelvis position and derotate her spine. While this patient is a mature adult with a severe case, the Schroth method principles applied in her treatment are essentially the same as those that govern moderate and mild cases for children, adolescents, and young adults.

Scoliosis Physiotherapy Institute

Scoliosis Physiotherapy & Posture Centre

231 McLeod St.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 0Z8

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