Stephen C. Cobb, Ph.D., LAT, CSCS
- Lower Extremity Injuries and Rehabilitation
- Exercise Science
Enderis Hall, Room 491
Phone: (414) 229-3369
Fax: (414) 229-3366
- Ph.D., Sport Science (Biomechanics), Georgia State University, 2005
- M.S., Sports Medicine, Georgia State University, 1999
- B.A., Sports Medicine, Messiah College, 1994
Interests & Expertise
Dr. Cobb’s research interests are focused on the etiology, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of lower extremity injury. Specifically, Dr. Cobb is interested in investigation of the pathoetiological factors and abnormal gait mechanics associated with the precipitating traumas (e.g. chronic ankle instability and ankle fracture) that lead to the development and progression of posttraumatic ankle and foot osteoarthritis. Dr. Cobb’s ongoing studies include the investigation of: the effect of footwear on multi-segment foot and lower extremity gait mechanics; and the effect of footwear on multi-segment foot and lower extremity gait mechanics in patients with chronic ankle instability.
Cobb SC, Joshi MN, Bazett-Jones DM, Earl JE. The effect of boundary shape and minima selection on single limb stance postural stability. Journal of Applied Biomechanics [in press].
McBeth JM, Earl JE, Cobb SC, Huddleston WE. Hip muscle activity during three side-lying hip strengthening exercises in distance runners. Journal of Athletic Training [in press].
Cobb SC, Tis LL, Wang YT, Johnson JT, Geil M. Custom-molded foot-orthosis intervention and multi-segment medial foot kinematics during walking. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011:46(4): 358-365.
Laughlin WA, Weinhandl JT, Kernozek TW, Cobb SC, Keenan KG, O'Connor KM. The effects of single-leg landing technique on ACL loading. J Biomech. Jul 7 2011;44(10):1845-1851.
Cobb SC, James CR, Hjertstedt M, Kruk J. A digital photographic measurement method for quantifying static foot posture: Validity, reliability, and descriptive data. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011:46(1): 20-30.
Bazett-Jones DM, Joshi MN, Cashin SE, Cobb SC, Earl JE. Normalizing hip muscle strength: Establishing body-size independent measurements. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2011:92(1): 76-82.
Cobb SC, Tis LL, Johnson JT, Wang YT, Geil MD, McCarty F. The effect of low-mobile foot posture on multi-segment medial foot model gait kinematics. Gait Posture. 2009:30:334-339.
Cobb SC, Tis LL, Johnson JT. The effect of 6 weeks of custom-molded foot orthosis intervention on postural stability in participants with = 7° of forefoot varus. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006;16(4):316-322.
Hodgson B, Tis L, Cobb S, McCarthy S, Higbie E. The effect of 2 different custom-molded corrective orthotics on plantar pressure. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2006;15:33-44.
Hodgson B, Tis L, Cobb S, Higbie E. The effect of external ankle support on vertical ground-reaction force and lower body kinematics. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2005; 14(4):301-312.
Cobb SC, Tis LL, Johnson BF, Higbie EJ. The effect of forefoot varus on postural stability. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2004;34(2);79-85.