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 (

In this section are physical/physical therapists from various backgrounds and various teaching methods. The Scheuermann's Disease Fund is only listing these for reference sake and is making no recommendations.


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.


USA Schroth Best Practices Academy


Dr. Marc Moramarco, DC

Official Schroth Best Practice Advanced Instructor in the USA

Provider of the Gensingen Brace by Dr. Weiss (GBW)

3 Baldwin Green Common, Suite #204

Woburn, MA 01801, USA.

Tel. 781-938-8558




Amy Elizabeth Heller, OTR/L

3 Baldwin Green Common, Suite #204

Woburn, MA 01801, USA.

Tel. 781-938-8558



Sharon Coté, PT, B.Sc.PT

Pinnacle Physiotherapy

Maple Grove Corporate Centre

1545 Cornwall Rd. #45

Oakville, Ontario L6J0B2,


Telephone: 905-842-8100 


Tamisha Best-Gittens, DPT

Mobile Physical Therapy

Crn of Lowlands and Pilgrim Road

Christ Church, Barbados BB17079

Telephone: +1 246-230-7883

Kimberly Kruzel, OTR/L

3 Baldwin Green Common, Suite #204

Woburn, MA 01801, USA.

Tel. 781-938-8558



Marian H. Wade, MS, PT

New York, US

(646) 672-6649 (W)


Freda Nogee, PT

East Meadow, New York 11554

Tel. 516-652-7048




Rick Ames, DC

Bangor, Maine

Tel. 207-907-2637



Beatriz Torres, PT

3380 St. Michael Dr.

94306 Palo Alto, California, USA

Tel.: 1 (650 ) 494-2359



Andromeda Stevens, DC

16430 Ventura Blvd

Suite 100

Encino, California 91436

Tel. 818-788-8112




Kristy Illg, PT

Northern California



Mark Mossuto, DC

7540 Metropolitan Dr.

Suite 109

San Diego, California 92108

Tel. 619-294-9342



Sonje Mayo, PT

Nashville, Tennessee

Tel. 615-424-4878



Jorge Escobedo PT, DPT

515 E. Business Hwy

83 Suite A

Alamo, TX 78516

Phone: (956) 783-5455

Fax: (956) 783-7311


Gabrielle Abate, DPT

932 Cholet Dr 

Collegeville, PA 19426

tel: 484 535 2880


Jessica Judge, DC

112 West 4th Street

Justin, TX 76247



Alma Deguzman, PT, DPT, C.Ped

Physical therapist, 1620 US hwy 1, Youngsville NC 27596. 

Phone:  984-237-0096



Bienvenido T. Levardo IV

Physical Therapist, 4136 E 52nd St, Apt 510

Odessa, TX 79762

(432) 381-9708


Elke Harrison, PT (German PT Licence)

Elevate,A Wellness Studio

7940 Goodwood Blvd.Baton Rouge,Louisiana



Dennis Gutierrez, PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Pediatric Rehabilitation

01 Short Hills Road, Livingston NJ 07052

Phone: 973 322 6363



Patrice P. Soto, Physical Therapist

90 Ralph St., Unit 4 Belleville, NJ, 07109 

Phone: +1-954-2421475


Alicia Hirscht DPT, SCS

Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists

5 High Ridge Park

Stamford, CT 06902

Telephone: 203-869-1145



Heidi Arabia, DC

2453 Towne Lake Pkwy #11

Woodstock, GA 30189

Telephone: 770-592-2505



Caitlin Kearns, DPT

Cheshire Fitness Zone

382 S Main Street

Cheshire, CT 06410

Telephone: 203-250-9663


Dr. Hagit Berdishevsky, PT, DPT

16 East 96th Street (between Madison and 5th Avenues) 

New York  New York  10128 


U.S and International List


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:

United States




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

Tel#: 908-325-6556

Fax#: 908-272-5378

Email for Appointments:

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.




Lauren Azzarello
Senior Physical Therapist
Certified Primary Spine Practitioner
Certified Schroth Therapist

Pittsburgh, PA
CRS South Hills
Office: (412) 851-8850
Cell: (412) 298-9949




Edmonton, Alberta


​Curvy Spine - Scoliosis and Kyphosis Specialty Center
10041 81 AVE NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: 780-619-8603
Fax: 780-469-9949

Ottawa, Ontario


Andrea Lebel, C1-C2 BSPTS Instructor

Phone: (613) 233-1235

Certified Schroth Therapists