Physical Therapy provided by Gary Krasilovsky, PT, PhD, SST
Specializing in the conservative management of scoliosis based upon the
Schroth (TM) method.
Goals of Conservative Management of Scoliosis:
Prior to the initial evaluation/treatment session, please try to obtain the following (these can be emailed to me prior to our first session:
Initially, I prefer working with each client at least once/week. Due to my schedule during the academic year, I am only available on Friday's. Each session builds on the previous session until a full home program is developed and performed independently. I develop and provide a printed and electronic version of a program using pictures and text to describe each "exercise" or postural correction.
Professional Services include a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of scoliosis
Initial Session Includes:
My goal is to assist you and your family in managing your scoliosis while engaging in a full and productive lifestyle. Exercises are developed specifically based upon the evaluation and the goals stated above. These are not typical physical therapy exercises, and are a component of the overall management. Postural awareness and correction are also very important, and if appropriate, use of a specific type of brace is necessary for optimal results. Incorporating this program into your activities of daily living is extremely important. The adolescent or adult with scoliosis must be motivated to participate actively in this program. I consider my role ultimately as your coach in managing this condition.