Resources

Here you will find more information about scoliosis and treatment in various modalities.

Noninvasive Treatments for Scoliosis:

Schroth Physiotherapeutic Method for Deformities of the Spine: Devised by Katharina Schroth in Germany in 1921, this holistic system uses rotational breathing, physical therapy, and attention to the psychological needs of the patient. The Katharina Schroth Spinal Deformities Rehabilitation Centre is at Korczakstrasse 2, D-55566 Bad Sobernheim, Germany. U.S.-based physiotherapists who have received Schroth training, alphabetically by state:

CALIFORNIA

Beatriz Torres PT, 3380 St. Michael Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Phone: 650-494-2359, E-mail: btorres3380@sbcglobal.net, Website: www.scoliosispt.net Bilingual English and Spanish.

ILLINOIS

Avis N Leung PT, 691 Plainfield Road, Willowbrook, IL Phone: 630-856-8200, E-mail: eddie-avis-mo@att.net

MASSACHUSETTS

Marc Moramarco (Doctor of Chiropractic), 3 Baldwin Green Common, Suite 204, Woburn 01801 Phone: 781-938-8558, E-mail: mmoramarco@comcast.net, Website: www.drmoramarco.com

Christine Sharkey PT, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Rehabilitation Department, 30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA Phone: 413-582-2310, E-mail: Christine_Sharkey@cooley-dickinson.org

NEW YORK

Marian Wade MS, PT, Certified Schroth Therapist. Scolioasis, 50 Morningside Drive, #32, New York City, NY 10025 E-mail: scolioasis@hotmail.com. Website: www.scolioasis.com Phone:212-866-0648

OREGON

Cara Benton PT, Judy Trzebiatowski PT, Three Rivers Community Hospital, 500 Ramsey Ave., Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone: 541-956-6225

VIRGINIA

Denise Bozue PT and Jennifer Graham PT, working with Luke Stikeleather, Scoliosis Solutions, 2802 Merrilee Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA Phone: 703-849-9200

WISCONSIN

Beth Jannsen PT (1202 A Water Street), Pat Orthwein PT (1201 A Water Street), Scoliosis Rehab Inc., Physical Therapy, Stevens Point, WI 54481 Phone: 715-295-9820, Toll free: 877-734-2220, E-mail: info@scoliosisrehab.com, Website: www.scoliosisrehab.com

Sara Steffen PT, Rosan Zahn PT, St. Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54481 Phone: 751-346-5190

Cindy Marti PT, Amy Sbihli PT, Spinal Dynamics of Wisconsin, 2300 North Mayfair, Suite 555, Wauwatoso, WI Phone: 414-302-0770

Yoga:

Marcia Monroe PT, 161 West 15th St. 3A, New York City, NY 10011 marciamnro@aol.com

Yoga for Scoliosis: Elise B. Miller MA, a founding director of The Yoga Center in Mountain View, CA Private scoliosis sessions, workshops for practitioners. P.O. Box 60746, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Phone: 650-493-1254 E-mail: info@ebmyoga.com Web: www.yogaforscoliosis.com

Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis, 32 West 28th Street (4th fl.), New York, NY Phone: 212-532-1512. Co-Directors: Alison West, 212-889-8643, yogaunion@nyc.rr.com and Deborah Wolk, 212-677-0064, dwolkYoga@gmail.com Workshops, classes, private lessons.

Learn More About Scoliosis and Noninvasive Treatments:

Martha C. Hawes, Scoliosis and the Human Spine. Tucson, AZ: West Press, 2006.

Christa Lehnert-Schroth, Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis, A Physiotherapeutic Method for Deformities of the Spine. Trans. Christiane Mohr, Alistair Reeves, Douglas A. Smith. 7th Edition. Palo Alto, CA: The Martindale Press, 2007.

National Scoliosis Foundation, 5 Cabot Place, Stoughton, MA 02072 www.scoliosis.org

Treatments To Ease Discomfort and Enhance Well-being:

Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education: Retraining of mind and body to achieve better balance and overall well-being. Some practitioners are specially trained in working with scoliosis. Headquarters: 5436 North Albina Avenue, Portland, OR 97217. Phone: 800-775-2118

Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc.: An ancient healing art from Japan which involves the placing of hands at certain points on the patient’s clothed body. Frees energy for a renewed sense of well-being: Headquarters: 8719 East San Alberto, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Phone: 602-998-9331


This listing of practitioners is for informational purposes only and does not represent endorsement by the author.