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.

Andrea Lebel was mentored by Christa Lehnert- Schroth 2008-2014 and was appointed to teach the Schroth Method to physiotherapists, by Christa Lehnert-Schroth after passing the 95 questions Schroth teacher's exam in 2014.




  • Stabilize scoliosis or kyphosis curves.

  • Mobilization.

  • 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 2008 in Bad Sobernheim, Germany in the Schroth Museum

Christa Lehnert-Schroth assists a longtime patient to perform techniques that will correct her pelvis position and de-rotate 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.