Katharina Schroth was born in 1894 in Dresden, Germany, and by the age of 16 was suffering from moderate scoliosis herself. After undergoing treatment with a steel brace and finding it heavy and cumbersome she began to develop her own more functional approach, with corrective breathing and over corrective positioning in front of a mirror.
By 1921, Schroth’s new method of treatment involving specific postural correction, corrective breathing patterns and postural perception, was being carried out along with rehabilitation exercises in her own clinic.
She and her daughter Christa Lehnert-Schroth opened an institute in Bad Sobernheim in West Germany which eventually expanded with a capacity to treat 150 inpatients at a time. The institute became the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Klinik in the 1980s. By the end of the 1930s, Schroth treatment had become widely accepted in Germany as the best form of conservative treatment to treat curvature of the spine.
Our scoliosis team have been trained to assess, design, model and fit a derivative of the Cheneau-Gensingen brace. We are pleased to be able to offer what is evidenced as the most effective brace for correcting scoliosis. There are courses worldwide for professionals to learn and engage in the most recent developments in bracing technology and physiotherapy.
You can see more research papers and publications on Schroth and support for the Cheneau-Gensingen brace on our clinical research page.
Sophie wears her LOC Scoliosis Brace over her school clothes and at the pool
Adolescent Scoliosis - LOC can assess the risk of the spinal curvature worsening
The LOC Scoliosis Brace can reduce the Cobb angle by over 50%
Successful outcome for adult pectus carinatum patient
LOC’s Romford Clinic is Moving to Hornchurch on the 30th May 2022
Alex’s scoliosis curve treated successfully in just 6 weeks at LOC
LOC’s Scoliosis Team at SOSORT annual conference in May
Michael has achieved great results for his Pectus Excavatum with our vacuum bell treatment in combination with a specific exercise programme.