Schroth Physical Therapist Database
As with the Specialists in the "Doctor Database", we have received requests for Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists who may be able to treat mild, moderate and severe cases of Scheuermann's Disease, specially when surgery is refused or denied.
In addition, new research studies are finding that specific techniques of non-invasive treatments, such as Schroth Therapy, may be effective with children, adolescents, and also adults. A potentially huge breakthrough in treatment options (https://scoliosisjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13013-016-0094-7)
The listed Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists have specific training from the Schroth-Barcelona Institute and the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) that teaches the Schroth Method and have received a designation of C1 or C2.
SD can potentially carry significant, and very serious, spinal ailments into middle age, and beyond. Some of these spinal deformities include spinal cord compression, osteophytes (bone spurs), stenosis, osteo-arthritis and degenerative disc disease. It can strike people at their peak earning periods and at times when there are others at home who depend upon them the most.
Since we, as The Scheuermann’s Disease Fund, have a consistent message that we do not make medical recommendations nor give medical advice, these Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists are only to be used as an OPTION when searching for treatment options and are not recommended by anyone at The Scheuermann's Disease Fund. None of this should be construed as any type of medical advice.
By the Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists appearing in this database, it does not necessarily indicate that they are better providers than others in the same field. As always, we encourage you to go into your first appointment well prepared, with your medical history and specific questions ready for the therapist. These questions for the therapists may include their experience with SD and their training and experience in their field.
We, as The Scheuermann's Disease Fund, are offering this list to help you in your search for a treating Physiotherapists/Physical Therapist who is familiar with treating the primary and secondary effects caused by SD. The final decision on a Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist and treatment is yours, and yours alone. TSDF cannot take any responsibility for the actions, omissions or performance of these therapists in the handling of your case. The treatment and management of your case is your responsibility so please take care when selecting your treating Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist.
U.S and International List
Schroth-Barcelona Institute and
the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS)
BSPTS Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists
This is a list of Schroth certified Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists in the US and internationally for scoliosis and spinal deformity treatment:
Scott Gander, Owner, Orthopedic Physical Therapist, MSPT, IASTM-1, BSPTS-C1
ProTouch Physical Therapy
570 South Avenue East, Building G Suite C, Cranford, NJ 07016
Email for Appointments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education & Background: Scott Gander received his master’s degree in Physical Therapy from CUNY College of Staten Island in 2000. He has worked extensively with pre and post-surgical orthopedic patients and sports injuries by developing unique protocols to address individual needs and goals. One of Scott's passion is returning athletes back to play after concussion injuries using SCAT 5, Child SCAT 5 and Return to Play protocol. Scott specializes in treating TMJ, Vertigo, Sports injuries, Vestibular Disorders and Scoliosis. The vertigo techniques he uses are proven to provide 95% relief of symptoms in one to two visits. For other conditions, Scott utilizes a combination of one-on-one manual therapy, blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy, cold laser, electrical stimulation, graston technique, & joint mobilization. Scott's passion for continued knowledge and clinical expertise has also led him to a certification in the treatment of scoliosis from the Barcelona scoliosis physical therapy school (BSPTS-C1) and a level one certification in instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation. He has published research regarding posture and effective strength and flexibility programs to improve daily functioning at home and in the workplace in Spine magazine, and continues to take additional classes to further his research and ways to treat patients.
Senior Physical Therapist
Certified Primary Spine Practitioner
Certified Schroth Therapist
CRS South Hills
Office: (412) 851-8850
Cell: (412) 298-9949
Curvy Spine - Scoliosis and Kyphosis Specialty Center
10041 81 AVE NW
Andrea Lebel, C1-C2 BSPTS Instructor
Phone: (613) 233-1235