Schroth Method for Scoliosis

The Schroth Barcelona method is one type of physical therapy treatment available to Stanford Children’s Health patients with scoliosis and kyphosis. We are the only children’s hospital in the Bay Area to offer the Schroth method. Through a variety of techniques, including strengthening, breathing, and mobilization, the Schroth method aims to help patients improve their awareness of their posture and maintain that awareness throughout their daily lives.

Our Schroth-certified physical therapists customize treatment programs based on each patient’s unique needs. On average, patients are seen once per week for 12 weeks. Patients choosing the Schroth method will be given a set of exercises to practice at home. This will culminate in an exercise program that will be integrated into the patient’s daily activities and used throughout life.

Schroth-certified physical therapists

Dorothy Fung

Dorothy Fung, PT, DPT

John-Erik Pena

Jon-Erik Pena, PT, DPT



Stanford Children's Health Specialty Services - Menlo Park
321 Middlefield Road, Suite 130
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Children's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center - Pleasant Hill
3480 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 125
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Stanford Children’s Health Orthopedics – Pleasanton
5000 Pleasanton Ave., 2nd floor, Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94566


To make an appointment with one of our Schroth-certified physical therapists or learn more about the Schroth method, please call (888) 89-REHAB (888-897-3422).