Physical Therapy provided by Gary Krasilovsky, PT, PhD, SST

Specializing in the conservative management of scoliosis based upon the

Schroth (TM)  method. 

Dr. Krasilovsky has been a physical therapist for over forty years.  He is presently the Department Chair of the Physical Therapy Program at Hunter College in NYC.  He earned his doctoral degree specializing in the study of abnormal movement at New York University.  Clinical experience includes many areas of clinical practice in physical therapy, with prior emphasis on the diagnosis and management of patients with various neurological and neuromuscular conditions.  In 2012, he earned certification as a Schroth Scoliosis Therapist and now his practice primarily specializes in the conservative management of scoliosis utilizing the Schroth (TM)  based method developed in Germany.  In January, 2017, Dr. Krasilovsky completed Level 1 education in the SEAS: Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis which was developed in Italy.   He has also audited the training course based on the Barcelona School of Physical Therapy for Scoliosis (BSPTS). 

His practice is primarily based in Fairfield County, Connecticut providing  one-on-one therapy to the client and family of individuals with scoliosis.  Sessions are typically an hour in duration in the client's home. 


Who will benefit?

The Schroth (TM) method of treatment for scoliosis has a strong evidence base.  The Scoliosis Research Society has recently endorsed the concept of the conservative management of scoliosis as being appropriate in the management of this disorder.  It is no longer acceptable to follow the "wait and see" approach in the management of scoliosis. 

  • Children and pre-teens with a spinal curve of greater than 10 degrees should be treated
  • Adolescents with a spinal curve greater than 10 degrees, especially prior to their growth spurts must receive comprehensive management.  The above two groups of individuals are at a high risk for progression of their spinal curves. 
  • Adults with chronic scoliosis or adult onset scoliosis. 
  • If in doubt, ask.  A phone consultation is a first good step.  It's never to late to initiate an intervention.  Six months or a year later, the symptoms will probably still be present or worse. 

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Scoliosis:  Is a lateral curvature of the spine.  Most individuals who develop this lateral curve of the spine have what is called an idiopathic scoliosis, since the cause is unknown.