Meryl J Alappattu

Meryl J Alappattu, DPT, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9661
Business Email: meryl@phhp.ufl.edu

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health

Publications

2021
Predictors of Mucosal and Muscle Pain in Vulvodynia: A Cross-Sectional Analysis From the National Vulvodynia Registry.
The journal of pain. 22(2):161-170 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpain.2020.07.001. [PMID] 32679255.
2021
Sex moderates the effects of experimentally induced musculoskeletal pain on alcohol demand in healthy drinkers.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 219 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108475. [PMID] 33385694.
2020
Regional increases in brain signal variability are associated with pain intensity reductions following repeated eccentric exercise bouts.
European journal of pain (London, England). 24(4):818-827 [DOI] 10.1002/ejp.1532. [PMID] 31976587.
2020
Training endogenous pain modulation: a preliminary investigation of neural adaptation following repeated exposure to clinically-relevant pain.
Brain imaging and behavior. 14(3):881-896 [DOI] 10.1007/s11682-018-0033-8. [PMID] 30617786.
2019
An International Survey of Commonly Used Interventions for Management of Pelvic Pain.
Journal of women's health physical therapy. 43(2):82-88 [DOI] 10.1097/jwh.0000000000000131. [PMID] 32499673.
2018
Musculoskeletal Considerations in Female Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain.
Seminars in reproductive medicine. 36(2):107-115 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0038-1676085. [PMID] 30566976.
2018
Patterns in Vulvodynia Treatments and 6-Month Outcomes for Women Enrolled in the National Vulvodynia Registry-An Exploratory Prospective Study.
The journal of sexual medicine. 15(5):705-715 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.03.003. [PMID] 29631955.
2017
Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Cancer: A systematic review of patient-reported measures for sexual dysfunction.
Rehabilitation oncology (American Physical Therapy Association. Oncology Section). 35(3):137-143 [PMID] 29082117.
View on: PubMed
2017
Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Urogenital Cancer: A Systematic Review of Clinical Measures for Incontinence.
Rehabilitation oncology (American Physical Therapy Association. Oncology Section). 35(3):130-136 [PMID] 29218255.
View on: PubMed
2017
Quality-of-Life Outcomes Following Surface Electromyography Biofeedback as an Adjunct to Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Urinary Incontinence: A Case Report.
Journal of women's health physical therapy. 41(2):73-82 [DOI] 10.1097/JWH.0000000000000065. [PMID] 29375282.
2017
The influence of clinical equipoise and patient preferences on outcomes of conservative manual interventions for spinal pain: an experimental study.
Journal of pain research. 10:965-972 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S130931. [PMID] 28490899.
2017
Vulvodynia is not created equally: empirical classification of women with vulvodynia.
Journal of pain research. 10:1601-1609 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S136751. [PMID] 28740427.
2017
Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going: A Content Analysis of Articles Published in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy From 2005 to 2015.
Journal of women's health physical therapy. 41(2):66-72 [DOI] 10.1097/JWH.0000000000000059. [PMID] 29375281.
2016
Analysis of Physical Therapy Intervention Outcomes for Urinary Incontinence in Women Older Than 65 Years in Outpatient Clinical Settings.
Topics in geriatric rehabilitation. 32(4):251-257 [DOI] 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000119. [PMID] 28484306.
2016
Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review of Outcome Measures for Health-Related Quality of Life.
Rehabilitation oncology (American Physical Therapy Association. Oncology Section). 34(1):27-35 [PMID] 27134804.
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2016
Urinary incontinence symptoms and impact on quality of life in patients seeking outpatient physical therapy services.
Physiotherapy theory and practice. 32(2):107-12 [DOI] 10.3109/09593985.2015.1116648. [PMID] 26863987.
2015
Clinical characteristics of patients with cancer referred for outpatient physical therapy.
Physical therapy. 95(4):526-38 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20140106. [PMID] 25504482.
2015
Painful intercourse is significantly associated with evoked pain perception and cognitive aspects of pain in women with pelvic pain.
Sexual medicine. 3(1):14-23 [DOI] 10.1002/sm2.52. [PMID] 25844171.
2015
Physical Therapy Intervention to Augment Outcomes Of Lymph Node Transfer Surgery for a Breast Cancer Survivor with Secondary Upper Extremity Lymphedema: A Case Report.
International journal of student scholarship in physical therapy. 1:30-44 [PMID] 27668296.
View on: PubMed
2015
Treatment Preference, Equipoise and Expectations: What You Expect Is What You Get
Journal of Pain. 16(4, 1)
2014
Fear of severe pain mediates sex differences in pain sensitivity responses to thermal stimuli.
Pain research and treatment. 2014 [DOI] 10.1155/2014/897953. [PMID] 24523963.
2014
Lack of Viscero-Somatic Convergence in Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
Journal of Pain. 15(4, 1)
2013
Effect of a single session of muscle-biased therapy on pain sensitivity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Journal of pain research. 6:7-22 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S37272. [PMID] 23403507.
2013
Pain and Psychological Outcomes After Rehabilitative Treatment for a Woman With Chronic Pelvic Pain With Stage III Cervical Cancer: A Case Report.
Journal of women's health physical therapy. 37(3):97-102 [PMID] 27134605.
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2012
Forelimb Neuroplasticity Following Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in Adult Rat
Cell Transplantation. 21(4)
2011
Psychological factors in chronic pelvic pain in women: relevance and application of the fear-avoidance model of pain.
Physical therapy. 91(10):1542-50 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20100368. [PMID] 21835893.
2011
Stability of behavioral estimates of activity-dependent modulation of pain.
Journal of pain research. 4:151-7 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S18105. [PMID] 21811390.
2011
Total number and severity of comorbidities do not differ based on anatomical region of musculoskeletal pain.
The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy. 41(7):477-85 [DOI] 10.2519/jospt.2011.3686. [PMID] 21654099.

Grants

May 2020 ACTIVE
Mechanisms and Modification of Pain Modulatory Capacity
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS
Jul 2017 ACTIVE
Brain Imaging and Pain: Analysis of Placebo Analgesia
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL CTR FOR COMPLEM AND INTEGRATIVE HLT

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2015-2021
PHT6024 Professional Issue 1
2019-2020
PHT6608 Evidence Base Pract 2
2018-2020
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2019-2021
PHT6609 Evidence Base Pract 3
2018
RSD6930 Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science
2016
PHT6503 Hlth Promo/Wellness 2
2015
OTH5435 Ther Skil I:Biomd Fct
2011
PHT6770C Musclskltl Disordr 1
2011
PHT6218C Therap Modalty Interv

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9661
Emails:
Business:
meryl@phhp.ufl.edu