Intensive Treatment

In order to learn the Schroth exercises we recommend booking 8-10 hours of treatment with your physiotherapist. Depending on the length of your stay, 3-4 hours per day is generally ideal to maintain maximal focus throughout the sessions.

During this time, you’ll learn:

  • in-depth details about your curve
  • recommendations on day-to-day activities, and sport/hobby modifications
  • Schroth Method corrective positions best suited for you
  • curve-specific muscle activation and breathing techniques in the corrective positions
  • suggested equipment to set up your home exercise area
  • appropriate core and flexibility exercises to suit your needs

You will leave with a resource binder full of detailed home exercise photos and descriptions to maximize your efforts at home.
If you’d like treatment for your scoliosis but you don’t live in Vancouver, then intensive blocks may be the best option for you.

Call one of our client coordinators for more details, or to book your session.

*Please note* – to ensure we reserve enough time for you that works with your schedule, please contact us at least 6 weeks before your planned trip.

To receive our comprehensive informational package about Intensive Treatment Blocks, please call us to see if this option is right for you.

Before your appointment

A referral to the BCCH Spine Program and/or bracing can be discussed at the initial assessment. If your child already has a brace, physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE) are recommended to maintain postural muscle strength, and to retain as much correction as possible when brace wear ends.

It is ideal if a physician has diagnosed your child with scoliosis or Scheuermann’s via X-Ray. We require these images to design custom treatment plans.

Please bring:

  • X-ray images either digitally or on disc if available
    (we can request them directly from the imaging facility; more info upon booking your initial appointment)
  • Any relevant reports
  • Sports bra / tank top, shorts or leggings

Please note: Payments can be made by credit card, cash, or cheque. We cannot accept debit at this time.