Have you or your child been diagnosed with Scoliosis or other spinal deformities that cause back pain and anxiety about things getting worse in the future? If so, you are not alone. Research shows that 3-5% of the population shares your diagnosis and, yet, helpful information and conservative treatment options that stray from the “wait and see” approach have been hard to come by. Have you struggled to find the right information about how to proceed after the diagnosis or how to prevent the curve from getting worse? This can be a frustrating, almost paralyzing, time if you don’t have anywhere to turn for quality answers.
A good place to start is with a DISCOVERY CALL. This no-commitment, 30 minute consultation gives us an opportunity to introduce ourselves and find out what your main concerns and goals are so that we can ensure the Schroth Method is a good fit for your needs.
Take Control of Your Curve
The Schroth Method is an approach for treating scoliosis that uses customized exercises (PSSE - Physiotherapy Specific Scoliosis Exercises) & breathing techniques that are uniquely designed to help stabilize and reduce scoliosis curvatures. Most conventional exercise are done the same on both sides of the body but PSSE are applied unilaterally and designed to help correct the imbalances of the scoliosis spine by lengthening and strengthening the weakened muscles on the inside of the curvatures, so you can stop worrying about future problems, ongoing curve progression and anxiety about how the things you do on a daily basis might be causing more damage to your spine.
What to Expect
Build a strong, powerful and balanced spine. At ScolioAustin, we understand scoliosis pain and frustration. You may have been told there’s nothing you can do, and that is one opinion, but that isn’t how we feel. With 20+ years of clinical experience and specialized scoliosis certifications, we take the time and effort you need to find the perfect avenue to strengthen your body and your mind whether it’s through our scoliosis specific, individualized Schroth -based programs, our Scoliosis Power Pilates programs or our Scoliosis Strength Training Bootcamps. Regardless of which program you choose, we have a strong emphasis on evidence-based research to guide us on how to achieve your specific goals. That’s why it feels so good to tell you that there is hope, it’s never too late and we’ll be there to walk you through it every step of the way regardless of how old you are or when you were diagnosed.
Our ultimate mission is to provide you with the best pro-active and conservative scoliosis and spine treatment options using Schroth-based methods and to create programs that are uniquely-designed with your goals in mind.
Our vision is that we are able to create a resource-rich, scoliosis-specialized wellness center that provides evidence-based, scoliosis specific treatment options to enhance people’s mental and physical health while avoiding costly and invasive medical or surgical options. With this in mind, we are pleased to provide a breadth of options for our clients including scoliosis specific, individualized Schroth -based programs, our Scoliosis Power Pilates programs or our ScolioStrength Training Bootcamps.
PLEASE NOTE: In these ever-changing times, we respect and follow all CDC recommendations for our treatment sessions. We also follow all guidelines set out by the City of Austin Public Health system. If you have any concerns or special needs, please let us know prior to your appointment.
Payment & Our Promise to You
Danielle does not bill insurance companies directly because it allows her to spend more time and attention solely on her patients and not in dealing with insurance issues. The patient is expected to pay for therapy sessions at the time of service and, upon request, we are able to submit your bill to your insurance on your behalf. Reimbursement will go directly to you. When services are provided by a licensed physical therapist who is also certified as a Schroth Scoliosis Therapist, Scoliosis Specific Exercises and management are considered under the umbrella of physical therapy services. Most of my patients have had very good reimbursements as long as their insurance plans include out-of-network benefits. HSA/FSA cards are accepted and payment plans can be discussed on an as-needed basis.
Hear Their Success StoriesLeave Us A Review
"I am a 54-year old female who had been experiencing more upper back, neck pain and frequent migraines over the past 8 years. In searching for answers, I was told I had mild scoliosis, which had never been noticed in childhood. I went through 4 different traditional physical therapy clinics and therapists which helped some but the source of my pain always eluded me. I was told that my posture was mostly to blame rather than the scoliosis, but still none of the exercises really seemed to solve my posture problems or the scoliosis. They were a chore to complete and gave short term relief, at best.
My MRI’s revealed no structural issues so I decided to seek out a PT who knew about scoliosis and found ScolioAustin. Through working with Danielle and Cassie, I have learned more about how my posture affects my back and multiple easy exercises that together target specific small muscles that contribute to my posture problems. I now have a daily routine that I can do in 30 minutes, that are gradually helping me grow stronger. My goal was to decrease the pain and increase strength in my neck and thoracic area, and that is well on the way.
Working with ScolioAustin was so easy. Scheduling was flexible and they were always there to meet my needs. This is the first PT experience I have had where the provider looked at my posture, worked with me hands on for my back and neck muscles, and really spent the time to determine what was going on. They tailored the regimen to exactly what I needed. I would recommend ScolioAustin to anyone with scoliosis, or any kind of ongoing chronic pain problem. Their persistence and dedication to helping me has really gone above and beyond any other PT provider I’ve worked with previously."
– Lisa O
"Danielle is great! My daughter was diagnosed with Scoliosis in August. After meeting with the doctor and finding out about this type of physical therapy I search online and found Danielle. I called and left her a message and she called me back within a couple of hours and found a place in her schedule to meet with us. We are very pleased with the outcome so far and will continue with her as long as needed to help stop the progression."
– Paige Morrison
"Danielle is fantastic. Her explanations are very clear and she’s willing to take the time to answer ALL my questions… unlike the MDs I’ve seen who just push surgery.
Danielle gently pushes me hard… and I appreciate it because I want to avoid back surgery!!!
I’m 63 and have seen oodles of PTs for back pain since being diagnosed with scoliosis at age 12. No one has come close to having the knowledge and expertise of Danielle. I wish I had worked with someone like her 40-50 years ago! I’m looking forward to next week’s appointment!"
– Tamra Zehner
"I am forever grateful to my physical therapist because he referred me to ScolioAustin! Danielle helped me so much. Before her I was always told there was nothing you could do for my scoliosis, I met her and she gave me hope. At first the exercises were difficult for me. Now Danielle taught me how to breathe into my left lung!! She is amazing and my daughter told me my posture improved a lot. I highly recommend her. We are so lucky she is here in Austin."
– Victoria Li