Category Archives: ScoliSMART
We often speak to prospective patients who have tried other non-surgical exercise-based treatments for scoliosis to no avail. Below, we highlight salient differences between ScoliSMART and Schroth:
Developed in the 2000s.
Developed in the 1920s in Germany. Only recently introduced to practitioners in the United States.
When you or your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, the options can seem painfully limited. Patients who are unwilling to accept the typical solutions—bracing, surgery or “wait and see”—often struggle to find an alternative treatment that stops scoliosis progression without permanently damaging the spine.
Parents and patients, just like you, are struggling and stressing out over the right direction for treating their own or their child’s scoliosis condition. Given the amount of uncertainty and confusion surrounding the current treatment of scoliosis, it is certainly understandable. No one wants to make a mistake, waste financial resources, or lose precious time from work or school going down a given treatment path, only to learn it is a dead end.
Scoliosis is like a seed. It hides in people’s genes, sometimes lying dormant their whole lives and sometimes developing into a full-blown scoliosis curve.
Scientists still aren’t sure why. But they have learned that, just like plants, scoliosis needs certain conditions to take root. Some of these conditions still elude us. But research is increasingly showing that nutrition is one of the factors that can affect whether—and how—the scoliosis gene is expressed.