Theory of non surgical treatment
‘Training the muscles to correct the postural imbalance’ is the basis behind non-surgical treatment of scoliosis. We teach patients to proactively correct the postural imbalance. It is done using combination of exercises based on Schroth Therapy and corrective brace based on Cheneau-Rigo principal.
– Schroth therapy: The Schroth Method for scoliosis is a conservative exercise in a three dimensional approach to elongate the trunk and correct imbalances of the spine. The goal is to develop the inner muscles of the rib cage in order to change the shape of the upper trunk and to correct any spinal abnormalities. It was first formulated in Germany in 1973 and is now used across the world for treatment of scoliosis (website : http://www.schrothmethod.com/)
– Brace: Various types of braces or jackets are available for treatment of scoliosis. Most are rigid cylinders that work only to support the spine and stop further curvature. (ex. Boston brace, Milwaukee brace). New form of corrective brace has been created by Dr. Chêneau of France in 1979 and further perfected by Dr. Rigo of Barcelona. Corrective braces helps to treat spinal rotation using detorsion and lateral curvature by normalizing sagittal plane. (http://www.bracingscoliosis.com/checircneau-brace.html)