Scoliosis Portal

We help people with Scoliosis Stop Progression, Reduce Pain, Improve Posture, and Avoid Surgery using the most current treatments available.

Welcome to the Scoliosis Portal!  Here you will find information on scoliosis and scoliosis specific exercise, videos to help you see what treatment is like, and education to help you decide if Scoliosis Specific treatment is right for YOU!

Have you been told any of the following?

    • Lets just wait and see if it gets worse.
    • When it gets bad enough then we will do surgery.
    • Scoliosis doesn't cause pain.
    • There is nothing that can be done for scoliosis.
    • You will just have to live with it.

    If so, you are in luck!  There are things that can be done for scoliosis and more research is being done all the time to determine the best treatment methods.

    Proactively treating scoliosis yields excellent results, and should be the standard of care.

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    Scoliosis Specific Treatments

    The Schroth Method

    The Schroth Method was developed based on the principles developed when Katarina Schroth found ways to treat her own scoliosis in the 1950's.  She noticed different movements and exercises minimized the look of her scoliosis.

    Today, the Schroth Method is somewhat different than the original techniques due to changes based on research and changes over time.  It is the most researched of the scoliosis treatment methods and is very comprehensive.

    Click on the video below to see the Schroth Method in action! 

    The Schroth Method requires a commitment to doing exercises on a regular basis.  Usually, patients are asked to perform exercises 5 days a week for 30 minutes a day.  The exercises are designed specifically for each individual curve.

    This method provides a basis for our scoliosis program and can also be used to treat other spinal deformities.  Certification for this method was completed through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School where we have both C1 and C2 level certification.


    The SEAS Approach

    The SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) Approach is based on exercises and movements developed in Italy to treat scoliosis.  Michele Romano developed it based on specific movements to counteract the scoliosis curve.

    We are certified in the SEAS Approach and use it in conjunction with the Schroth Method to achieve the best results possible.


    Surface Topography

    Using Radiation Free Surface Topography for imaging of the back has helped us to stay on the cutting edge of Scoliosis Treatment.  With the use of our Diers Formetric, we can education and treat better to yield better results.

    Click HERE to learn more about surface topography and if it is right for you!


    What Others Just Like You Are Saying About Align Therapy!

    Looking for the equipment you need to do scoliosis specific therapy?  Check out our Scoliosis Equipment List by clicking on the button below.

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    Meet Our Therapists

    With being a specialized clinic comes the need for highly trained and skilled therapists.  Only those with training and skills to match our core values are able to work at Align Therapy.  We have some of the best Therapists around, and they help our patients every day meet their goals.

    David Butler, DPT OCS

    Owner
    Physical Therapist

    Born and raised in Utah, David founded Align Therapy in 2015 to provide specialized service in a way that was different than other Physical Therapy clinics.

    He is certified in the Schroth Method and SEAS Approach for the conservative treatment of Scoliosis, and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist with an emphasis on the Spine.

    Dave loves running, swimming, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors with his wife, Dionne, and his 4 kids.  READ MORE....

    Dionne Butler, NCMT

    Owner
    Massage Therapist

    Dionne grew up in Central Utah and received her Massage Therapy degree from Provo College.  She has been working with many different types of patients and when Align Therapy opened, it was a natural thing to add massage.

    She specializes in Deep Tissue massage but also has been working to develop Scoliosis and Spine Specific Massage Techniques to help with our specialties.

    Dionne loves volleyball, hiking, biking, and playing with her 4 kids.  READ MORE...

    Korey Derocher, DPT

    Physical Therapist

    Korey is from Alabama but has grown to call Utah his second home. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2018.

    He has experience treating various orthopedic conditions in multiple healthcare settings. Always eager to learn, he is currently pursuing certification by the Scoliosis Barcelona Institute in the treatment of scoliosis using the Schroth Method.

    In his spare time, Korey can be found spending time with his amazing wife Allyson as they prepare for their firstborn son to arrive January 2019!  READ MORE...

    Charlene Nordhoff, PTA

    Physical Therapy Assistant

    Charlene jointed Align Therapy in 2018 and has experience treating a variety of orthopedic conditions.  She has been trained in scoliosis specific exercise as well as spine and orthopedic treatment.

    She enjoys being outside and active, and has a history in dance, martial arts, and Crossfit.  She is a great addition to the Align Therapy team.  READ MORE....

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