Evidence for the Schroth ‘Best Practice’ approach

The first studies on the Schroth Best Practice approach have been published in 2006. One study was on the physic-logic® approach, the other on physic-logic® in combination with the ADL-based approach together with the recent evidence based Schroth developments well described in the textbook as available.

Meanwhile a randomized controlled trial (RCT) from Turkey is available showing that the out patient Schroth program leads to significant improvements when compared to an untreated control group. The authors have also tested parts of the Schroth 'Best Practice' Program, namely the physio-logic® concept, and found this effectively also influencing scoliosis in 3D. 

It is of course a great pleasure and a big honor to announce that the senior author of this RCT, Tugba Kuru, as a Schroth therapist has gained knowledge of the recent advanced program during the instructional course given by Dr. Weiss, held on behalf of the ISPRM world conference in Istanbul: 

HR Weiss (2009)  Instructional Course: Conservative Treatment of Scoliosis. 5th World Congress of ISPRM (Istanbul, Turkey, 13-17 June 2009)  

The Schroth 'Best Practice' Program of physiotherapy for scoliosis has been tested further in three independent studies. It has been shown that many signs and symptoms of a scoliosis can be improved.

The recent paper by Lee (2014) shows curve corrections in the x-rays more than double of that achieved after an intensive in-patient treatment (Weiss 1992).

Attached are the studies by Borysov and Borysov 2012,
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Maksym Borysov (on the right) at the Guangzhou Course, September '14, China and...
Lee 2014
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Sang Gil (Daniel) Lee (on the right) at a course in Toronto.

.... and there is evidence for bracing as well!