Meryl J Alappattu, DPT, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9661
Business Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHT6024 Professional Issue 1
PHT6608 Evidence Base Pract 2
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
PHT6609 Evidence Base Pract 3
RSD6930 Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science
PHT6503 Hlth Promo/Wellness 2
OTH5435 Ther Skil I:Biomd Fct
PHT6770C Musclskltl Disordr 1
PHT6218C Therap Modalty Interv
Areas of Interest
- Chronic Pain
- Pelvic pain
- Women’s Health
Chronic Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction Among Females and Males Receiving Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.
Frontiers in pain research (Lausanne, Switzerland). 2 [DOI] 10.3389/fpain.2021.787559. [PMID] 35295502.
Potential for elimination of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency in India using vitamin-fortified tea: a preliminary study.
BMJ nutrition, prevention & health. 4(1):293-306 [DOI] 10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000209. [PMID] 34308138.
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.
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.
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.
Riding a Tiger: Maximizing Effects of Manual Therapies for Pelvic Pain.
Journal of women's health physical therapy. 44(1):32-38 [DOI] 10.1097/jwh.0000000000000156. [PMID] 34163308.
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.
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.
The Efficacy of Manual Therapy for Treatment of Dyspareunia in Females: A Systematic Review.
Journal of women's health physical therapy. 43(1):28-35 [DOI] 10.1097/jwh.0000000000000117. [PMID] 34135723.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clinical characteristics of patients with cancer referred for outpatient physical therapy.
Physical therapy. 95(4):526-38 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20140106. [PMID] 25504482.
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.
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.
Treatment Preference, Equipoise and Expectations: What You Expect Is What You Get
Journal of Pain. 16(4, 1)
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.
Lack of Viscero-Somatic Convergence in Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
Journal of Pain. 15(4, 1)
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.
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.
Forelimb Neuroplasticity Following Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in Adult Rat
Cell Transplantation. 21(4)
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.
Stability of behavioral estimates of activity-dependent modulation of pain.
Journal of pain research. 4:151-7 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S18105. [PMID] 21811390.
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.
Sep 2022 ACTIVE
Phenotyping Responses to Optimize the Management of Pain Treatment in Endometriosis
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Jun 2021 ACTIVE
Underserved and undertreated: musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction following gender affirmation surgery
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
May 2020 ACTIVE
Mechanisms and Modification of Pain Modulatory Capacity
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
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