It’s not what you expect to hear when you come in for a treatment. You explain your lower back pain to us, indicating that you are stiff and sore in the morning, you struggle to get out of the car and can’t sit for too long and now we are telling you to exercise. The.. read more →

There always seems to be someone telling you to strengthen your core, whether that be your treating practitioner, government guidelines or the media, but what does this mean, and how is it going to help your back pain? What Is Your Core? Your true core is made up of a cylinder of support that comprises.. read more →

Great little video put together Maksym Borisov from our recent trip to ISPO in Cape Town, South Africa to present recent literature on the Chéneau-Gensingsen Scoliosis Brace. read more →

With Year 12 Exams just around the corner, we started thinking about where our poor posture habits began. There has been a focus over the last few years on highlighting postural problems caused by prolonged periods of sitting. To try and manage this we have focused on the ergonomic setup of our desks. Since the.. read more →

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 →

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 →

America’s main medical groups that treat scoliosis have responded to recently released research that confirms that the early and appropriate treatment for scoliosis is effective in halting or minimising the progression of spinal curvature. The joint statement, “Screening for the Early Detection of Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents,” is a collaboration between the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.. read more →

A lot of people own a foam roller, try it once and don’t try it again because it hurts too much. The ones that stick with them swear by them. So why are they good? In short they work just like a massage. They improve circulation, reduce muscle tension and increase joint mobility and flexibility… read more →

07 Dec 2015
December 7, 2015

Finding The Right Pillow

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Finding the right pillow can be really hard work (or a real pain in the neck!), choosing the wrong one can be the difference between a good night’s sleep and a restless night, which can then result in neck pain and tension. With most of us spending at least one third of our day in.. read more →