The daughter of Katharina Schroth, who had developed a system of physical therapy to halt and reverse scoliosis and related spinal deformities, young Christa began helping her mother in her clinic already as a child. In the two emigrated to the West and eventually settled in Bad Sobemheim, Rhineland, where they established a new clinic to treat patients from all over Germany and from abroad. Christa soon became its director, serving until her retirement in She trained hundreds of therapists in the Schroth method, and supervised treatment of more than 10, patients.
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Received Aug 18; Accepted Aug This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Associated Data Supplementary Materials Additional file 1 Description of the steps to scoliosis correction and also the description of contraindications as well. Original manuscript by Katharina Schroth in German. This file is not translated and used for documentation only [Historical picture from the picture database of Christa Lehnert-Schroth].
JPEG 1. Inspired by a balloon, she tried to correct by breathing away the deformities of her own trunk by inflating the concavities of her body selectively in front of a mirror. She recognized that postural control can only be achieved by changing postural perception.
After World War II, Katharina Schroth and her daughter moved to West Germany to open a new little institute in Sobernheim, which constantly grew to a clinic with more than in-patients at a time, treated as a rule for 6 weeks.
At this time the first studies were carried out and the patient series for the first prospective controlled trial was derived from the patient samples of Content, rehabilitation times and patients meanwhile have changed, and braces have been developed to offer highest treatment security. Therefore today, bracing in the patient at risk has to be regarded as the primary treatment. We have been able to reduce the training times by adapting the old techniques and introducing new forms of postural education sagittal correction, ADL correction and experiential learning whilst the programme is still based on the original approaches of the 3-dimensional treatment according to Katharina Schroth, namely specific postural correction, correction of breathing patterns and correction of postural perception.
Although more than two thousand years have passed since the century of Hippocrates, the main approach of conservative scoliosis treatment has been based on mechanical viewpoints still in the early 20th Century and in most of the approaches still existing today.
The method of Katharina Schroth - history, principles and current development
Received Aug 18; Accepted Aug This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Associated Data Supplementary Materials Additional file 1 Description of the steps to scoliosis correction and also the description of contraindications as well. Original manuscript by Katharina Schroth in German. This file is not translated and used for documentation only [Historical picture from the picture database of Christa Lehnert-Schroth]. JPEG 1.
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She tried to treat this spinal curvature by herself and developed a new concept of physiotherapy, the three-dimensional scoliosis treatment. The practical implications was later described comprehensively by her daughter, Christa Lehnert-Schroth, in her book of the same name. New treatment elements were on the one hand the so-called angle of rotation breathing as an amplifier for spinal column correction via the ribs, and on the other hand the goal of intervening in posture regulation via posture perception. Like all scoliotic patients she suffered from the psychological effects of this physical deformity.
About Christa Lehnert-Schroth
I always felt that the spine and its pathologies and treatments was my interest and I started to took many continue education programs to enhance my knowledge about this specialty. The foundation mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopedic care to those with complex spine deformity who would not otherwise have access to such treatment. The cases the foundation treat are among some of the most severe in the world—many that no other team of surgeons would dare touch. With the support of dedicated staff and volunteers and generous donors and partners, they are transforming the lives of patients throughout Africa and the world. On one of these trips Dr.
Schroth Exercises for Scoliosis