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Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Grand Rounds

Presentations are held every other month from 7am to 8am. If you have suggestions for topics to discuss, or an interest in speaking at an upcoming Grand Rounds session, please contact Dr. Hoang at [email protected].

Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 7-8am:

Wendy KatzmanLong-Term Benefits of Targeting Hyperkyphosis in Older Community-Dwelling Adults

Wendy Katzman PT, DPTSc will discuss Hyperkyphosis, an increased curvature in the thoracic spine, which affects 20-40% of older adults, and is associated with poor health outcomes including falls, fractures, physical function decline, and early mortality. Her research focuses on the influence of excessive kyphosis on aging and the development of preventative and rehabilitative strategies for improving kyphosis and musculoskeletal aging. She will review the results of the SCOR trial and present data on the long-term benefits from this intervention.

Dr. Katzman is Professor Emeritus in the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She had a long career as a physical therapist clinician, and later conducted clinical trials among older adults with age-related hyperkyphosis. Dr. Katzman received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1973, and a post-professional Doctorate in Rehabilitation Science (DPTSc) from the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy in 2006. After completing the DPTSc program, Dr. Katzman received an NIH/UCSF K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health BIRCWH Career Development award to study age-related hyperkyphosis. Her research has been funded by the NIH including the National Institute of Aging, the Office of Research in Women's Health, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the NIH/UCSF Pepper Center. Since her retirement in 2019, Dr. Katzman continues to mentor junior faculty and collaborates on ongoing musculoskeletal research.

Session Moderated by Rich Souza & Cathy Hoang (meeting ID: 959 3512 6095; passcode: 795695).  Click here to join us via Zoom!

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