Katalin Kapoor is a European trained, NYS licensed physical therapist with over 15 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. Katalin now specializes in treatment of spinal problems such as scoliosis, kyphosis and other postural dysfunctions. In 2005, Katalin pursued specialized training in scoliosis treatment in Hungary. She later became a BSPTS (Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School) certified Schroth therapist in the US.
The Schroth method is a physical therapy technique for individuals with scoliosis and kyphosis. This method can be used to treat all ages with scoliosis and kyphosis and is a very individualized program determined by curve patterns, severity and patient’s age and level of function.
Having been deeply involved in Europe where the method was invented – her passion is bringing this great method to the US where it is less known. In her free time, Katalin enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures and spending time with her family.
What is the Schroth Method?
Schroth Method is a physical therapy technique for individuals with scoliosis, kyphosis and postural dysfunctions. This method can be used to treat patients of all ages, and is a very individualized program determined by the patient’s curve pattern, severity, symptoms and patient’s age and level of function and ability.
The aim of Schroth exercises are to improve scoliotic posture and postural stability through curve specific exercises and corrective breathing. These postural self corrections are also carried over onto the activities of daily living to help reshape the trunk and strengthen the muscles in the newly formed posture.
The treatment is done as a one-on-one session in a private treatment room for 60min, once or twice/week.
SCROTH METHOD FEEDBACK
I have been seeing Katalin for over a year now for my scoliosis. It used to cause me a great deal of pain and discomfort. But thanks to my visits with Katalin, my pain is less, and my mobility is greater. I can stand for longer periods of time now, and, although, I have a long way to go on my muscle development, I am confident that she will be able to help me even more.
Katalin is a very special physical therapist. I have seen many, many therapists through the years for a variety of physical problems, and no one I have dealt with comes even close to her. Katalin believes in a whole body approach especially with the back which is affected so much by the strength of your core. Most therapists just give you exercises to do and apply heat or cold. Katalin explains why certain exercises and ways of doing things are good. She is patient and professional and just perfect.
She is also very knowledgeable about the body. My doctor at HSS even echoes the things she tells me. My only regret is that I wish I had started seeing her years ago. I would not have been in the shape I am in now. But I am confident that with her help, I can look forward to a future that is less painful and more mobile.
Our teenage daughter worked with Katalin over the course of two years. Schroth is challenging and takes patience, but Katalin’s patience, warmth and professionalism wins out. She spent a full hour each week with our daughter, gently advising, correcting her posture and positions while always encouraging her with praise. Katalin has a unique way of also staying on task and letting her client know when she can do better. She is incredibly positive with each client and is very knowledgeable about her craft. Our daughter had excellent results, which would not have been possible without Katalin dedication and expertise.