The SEAS method (Scientific Exercise Approach for Scoliosis) is the result of research efforts by ISICO (Istituto Scientifico Italiano Colonna Vertebrale). ISICO is a network of Italian scientists, specialized on conditions of the spine. It was founded in 2002 by Stefano Negrini, its purpose being the conservative treatment of conditions of the spine. Within almost a decade, it has presented a great amount of sound scientific research in established journals and in international congresses.
The SEAS method is based on active self-correction by the patients themselves, and it consists of stabilizing exercises, which require good neuromuscular control, and proprioceptive and balance training. Self-correction is adapted to each child, depending on the type of condition they have, and it can only be decided by a trained physiotherapist. Every exercise is perfectly adapted to the special characteristics of each patient.
Thus the child is trained in active self-correction, and the exercises are always done by keeping the necessary correction. The advantage of the SEAS method, like the Schroth method, is that it can effectively deal with the three-dimensional nature of scoliosis on all three levels. The aim of the SEAS method is for the patient to learn how to actively self-correct their posture, and through a cognitive-behavioral approach of the exercises, the child gradually learns to adopt the proper posture in their daily activities.