Todd K. Watson

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study examined the relationship between the duration of physical therapy and functional status at discharge. SUBJECTS The subjects were 173 inpatients, with a mean age of 67.9 years (SD = 20.5, range = 18-101), referred to physical therapy with lower-extremity orthopedic problems. METHODS For this retrospective cohort study,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlation between age, gender, and body mass index as they relate to sacroiliac joint pathology diagnosed by dual comparative local anesthetic blocks. DESIGN This was a retrospective review of patients at a university spine center from August 2001 until August 2004. RESULTS One hundred fifty-eight patients underwent(More)
To evaluate the effect of recombinant human erythropoietin on anemia and health-related quality of life in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), we initiated an observational study with an open-label multicenter treatment protocol that involved multiple academic and community physicians in the United States. Our subjects comprised 251(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether healthy adults successfully completing transversus abdominis (TrA) muscle activation training in the supine position with clinician and ultrasound (US) imaging feedback increase their TrA activation during lifting and reaching tasks performed in the standing position. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal within-subject,(More)
We present simultaneous multicolor infrared and optical photometry of the black hole X-ray transient XTE J1118+480 during its short 2005 January outburst, supported by simultaneous X-ray observations. The variability is dominated by short timescales, ∼ 10 s, although a weak superhump also appears to be present in the optical. The optical rapid variations,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the reliability of sonographic measurements of the transversus abdominis of adults without low back pain during upright loaded functional tasks in real time, without relying on delayed recorded images. METHODS A single-group repeated-measures reliability study was conducted on 12 healthy participants without low back pain.(More)
Despite recognized evidence for the importance of the multifidus muscle in stabilizing the lumbar spine, identifying subjects at risk for injury and subsequent loss of intrinsic spinal stabilization remains difficult. Previous research has failed to associate multifidus muscle size and height, weight, or body mass index (BMI). The purpose of this study was(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the reproducibility of repeat tests of ultrasound imaging (USI) measurement of transversus abdominis (TrA) activation in a single group of asymptomatic adults performing reaching and lifting tasks before and after abdominal drawing-in technique (ADIM) training in the supine position with TrA USI biofeedback. DESIGN Clinical(More)