• 15-year-old female
  • Initial Cobb angles 28º/43º/20º
  • Risser 4

This adolescent patient presented to our office after being diagnosed with a 43º thoracic scoliosis and a 20º lumbar scoliosis. At that time she was a Risser 4, nearly fully grown and three years post-menses. Prior to coming to our office, the surgeon who evaluated her told her that surgery was her only option.

Not liking that option, this teen’s mom brought her to learn more about our Schroth program (she did not wear a brace). She completed treatment and did her daily Schroth exercises regularly for four months. After that, she decided to reduce her exercise frequency to four days per week. One year after initially coming to our office, this girl had a follow-up x-ray that showed curve reduction of 13º and 6º.

For more detailed information on this patient’s case, see our case study entitled, Cobb Angle Reduction in a Nearly Skeletally Mature Adolescent (Risser 4) After Pattern-Specific Scoliosis Rehabilitation (PSSR).

What Scoliosis 3DC Patients Are Saying

True Reduction in Her Curves

“Needless to say, [the surgeon] was very pleasantly surprised to see a true reduction in her curves. When I thanked him for being supportive even though we went against his [watch & wait] advice he responded, ‘You can’t argue with those results.’” Read More

An Amazing Journey

“Julia felt in control, as if she could take responsibility from now on. She learned the exercises precisely and did them regularly. Dr. Moramarco did care about her, giving 120% (maybe 150%) effort during the entire treatment.” Read More