Do you have a dormant butt? Chris Kolba, a physical therapist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center coined the term to explain to his patients that their glute muscles weren’t working efficiently. Having a dormant butt is not a new thing but it is increasing due to our sedentary behaviours that limit our.. read more →

At VSRC we regularly prescribe exercises to our patients. Our current process of writing the exercises on a sheet of paper isn’t the best, mainly due to Dan’s poor hand writing and Tracy’s interesting stick figure drawings, so we have decided to move to a software based application to make it easier and more legible.. read more →

During treatment for scoliosis with the Schroth Method and/or Cheneau-Gensingen Bracing, patients may be required to undergo a number of x-rays to assess the magnitude of their curvature. Today X-ray is still the gold standard for identifying and measuring a scoliosis.1 Researchers have calculated that scoliosis patients that have regular exposure to radiation have a.. read more →

The Risser Sign identifies the amount of ossification (the process of cartilage becoming bone) of the human pelvis as a measure of skeletal maturity. The amount of ossification is graded from 0 – 5. The process begins at the front of the pelvis and moves towards the spine. The grades are as follow: Grade 0.. read more →

04 Feb 2016
February 4, 2016

What is a Cobb Angle?

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The Cobb angle is an angular measure of deformity of the spine in the coronal (frontal plane). It is named after American orthopedic surgeon John Robert Cobb, who wanted to find an accurate and consistent measure for the severity of spinal deformities, in particular scoliosis. To measure the Cobb angle you need to: Identify the.. read more →