Dr. Apple was trained at Spinal Dynamics to treat scoliosis with the Schroth method through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS).
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‘Nearly a century ago, Schroth, a German teacher who had worn a steel brace as a teenager to straighten her spine, developed exercises to treat scoliosis. She discovered that by assessing the back in three dimensions, practicing deep breathing, strengthening weak muscles, and training herself to reposition her shoulders, hips, and torso, she stood straighter and expanded her lung capacity.
She opened several clinics and began working with her daughter, Christa. After her mother’s death in 1985, Christa treated patients in Germany, then went on to join forces with a doctor in Barcelona, fine-tuning the technique.
The treatment was brought to the U.S. in 2003 by Beth Janssen, a physical therapist from Wisconsin. Janssen’s son had scoliosis and after two years in a rigid brace, still had problems with his posture and breathing. After hearing about the clinic in Barcelona, she took him there for treatment, then trained as a practitioner.
Janssen’s clinic, Scoliosis Rehab, and one in Milwaukee, Spinal Dynamics of Wisconsin, were the two main sites offering treatment and training therapists in the method ….’