We are proud to announce the recent Schroth Certification of Molly Miller, the newest addition to the Advance Physical Therapy team. Molly is now certified in the Schroth-based Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) Method for scoliosis rehabilitation of adolescents. Molly Miller, PT, DPT braved the cold and completed a 10-day intensive course in Wisconsin in January, 2018 to receive her C1 basic level Schroth certification. Molly is now trained to read x-rays, determine curve type and severity, evaluate the patient’s risk of curve progression, and provide individualized treatment for those diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).
Physical therapists certified in the Schroth-based method for scoliosis work as interdisciplinary members of a team including the patient, the patient’s guardians, the physician, and the orthotist to make decisions about the best plan of care. If bracing is indicated, your physical therapist will communicate with their recommendations to the rest of the team, keeping the patient’s best interests in mind.
Schroth certified clinicians, like Molly, work to improve patients’ scoliotic posture through Scoliosis Specific Exercise (SSE) that is modified for each individual curve type. Patients are empowered to understand their curve, perform postural corrections, and independently manage their home exercises to achieve a more balanced spinal alignment during daily activities. The primary goal of physical therapy treatment is to improve the scoliotic posture through spinal stabilization and in some cases, reverse curve progression. Physical therapists address the patient’s risk factors for progression, and work with the patient to provide pain relief, improved respiratory capacity, and better quality of life. Advance Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill is one of the largest treatment centers for scoliosis in North Carolina and the United States. Learn more about treatment for scoliosis and frequently asked questions at Advance Physical Therapy. Congratulations Molly!