Amanda L Woerman

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Videothermography (Video TRM), infrared beam thermography (IRTHRM), and contact thermography (Contact TRM) are utilized to detect asymmetries in temperatures between paired limbs. This information is controversially used in many diagnostic procedures in rehabilitation medicine. In this study, the effectiveness of the above techniques for scanning skin heat(More)
Five clinical methods of leg length discrepancy assessment were tested against one another for their relative accuracy and precision compared to exact anatomical standards as determined by radiograph. Five normal subjects, one with a known discrepancy of 1.3 cm, were evaluated by twenty physical therapists each using every method of assessment. T-tests and(More)
OBJECTIVE Thermography has been widely espoused for both detecting and portraying pain problems. Development of repetitive stress-induced lower limb pain during army basic training is a relatively common occurrence. This study was designed to assess the usefulness of thermography for differentiating soldiers who developed lower limb pain during training(More)
Perinatal sulfur dioxide exposure disrupts parasympathetic regulation of cardiovascular activity. Here, we examine the relative risks of prenatal versus postnatal exposure to the air pollutant and the reversibility of the cardiovascular effects. Two groups of animals were used for this study. For prenatal exposure, pregnant Sprague-Dawley dams were exposed(More)
Although sympathetic vasomotor discharge has respiratory modulation, the site(s) responsible for this cardiorespiratory interaction is unknown. One likely source for this coupling is the rostral ventral lateral medulla (RVLM), where presympathetic neurons originate in close apposition to respiratory neurons. The current study tested the hypothesis that RVLM(More)
In this study we used a rat model for prenatal nicotine exposure to test whether clinically relevant concentrations of brain nicotine and cotinine are passed from dams exposed to nicotine to her pups, whether this changes the trigeminocardiac reflex (TCR), and whether serotonergic function in the TCR brainstem circuitry is altered. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley(More)
AIMS Sulfur dioxide (SO₂) is an air pollutant that impedes neonatal development and induces adverse cardiorespiratory health effects, including tachycardia. Here, an animal model was developed that enabled characterization of (i) in vivo alterations in heart rate and (ii) altered activity in brainstem neurons that control heart rate after perinatal SO₂(More)
The utility of shock-absorbing boot and sneaker inserts for reducing the occurrence of lower limb pain among male US Army basic trainees was evaluated. Every other training unit was given inserts. The inserts were issued prior to the start of training when combat boots and sneakers were fitted. According to post-training questionnaires and the participants'(More)
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