The scoliometer is a tool that we use when assessing the scoliosis spine using the Adams test, or forward bend test. It is used to locate asymmetries and rotations (angle of trunk rotation or ATR) of the scoliosis spine. It’s a simple, non-invasive tool similar to a level you would use in your home to measure if your project is level. The degrees on the scoliometer measure rotation and do not correlate to the degree of Cobb angle that a doctor uses to define the severity of a curve. The Cobb angle is a measurement in the coronal plane, the scoliometer measures the transverse plane.