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Wendy Katzman, PT

TitleAdjunct Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPhysical Therapy
Address1500 Owens St.
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-353-7598
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    University of California, San FranciscoCert2009 Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research)
    University of California, San FranciscoDPTSc2006Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TXBS1974Physical Therapy

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    Dr. Wendy Katzman is Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She is a physical therapist and board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Dr. Katzman received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and a post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree from the University of California (UCSF)/San Francisco State Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Dr. Katzman completed the UCSF Advanced Training in Clinical Research certificate program and a NIH/UCSF K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health research fellowship to study age-related hyperkyphosis. Dr. Katzman sees patients in the UCSF Women’s Health Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Program and teaches community-based exercise classes in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Health and Wellness Center.

    Dr. Katzman's research interests are focused on the influence of excessive spinal curvature in the thoracic spine, also known as hyperkyphosis, on physical function and health-related quality of life. She is conducting 2 clinical trials to investigate preventative and rehabilitative strategies for improving kyphosis and musculoskeletal aging in older men and women. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute of Aging, Office of Research in Women's Health, and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.


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    Study of Hyperkyphosis, Exercise and Function - SHEAF
    NIH/NIA R01AG041921Sep 30, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Conditions across the Lifespan
    NIH P50AR063043Sep 12, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator
    General Clinical Research Center
    NIH/NCRR M01RR000079Dec 1, 1974 - Mar 31, 2009
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Katzman WB, Parimi N, Mansoori Z, Nardo L, Kado DM, Cawthon PM, Marshall LM, Schousboe JT, Lane NE. Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Associations of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) and Thoracic Kyphosis in Older Men and Women. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Oct 9. PMID: 27723250.
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    2. Roghani T, Zavieh MK, Manshadi FD, King N, Katzman W. Age-related hyperkyphosis: update of its potential causes and clinical impacts-narrative review. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2016 Aug 18. PMID: 27538834.
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    3. Katzman WB, Vittinghoff E, Kado DM, Lane NE, Ensrud KE, Shipp K. Thoracic kyphosis and rate of incident vertebral fractures: the Fracture Intervention Trial. Osteoporos Int. 2016 Mar; 27(3):899-903. PMID: 26782685.
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    4. Katzman WB, Vittinghoff E, Kado DM, Schafer AL, Wong SS, Gladin A, Lane NE. Study of Hyperkyphosis, Exercise and Function (SHEAF) Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Multimodal Spine-Strengthening Exercise in Older Adults With Hyperkyphosis. Phys Ther. 2016 Mar; 96(3):371-81. PMID: 26251480.
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    5. Katzman WB, Harrison SL, Fink HA, Marshall LM, Orwoll E, Barrett-Connor E, Cawthon PM, Kado DM. Physical function in older men with hyperkyphosis. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 May; 70(5):635-40. PMID: 25431353; PMCID: PMC4400397 [Available on 05/01/16].
    6. Nardo L, Lane NE, Parimi N, Cawthon PM, Fan B, Shepherd J, Cauley J, Zucker-Levin A, Murphy RA, Katzman WB. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis association with thoracic spine kyphosis: a cross-sectional study for the Health Aging and Body Composition Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Nov 15; 39(24):E1418-24. PMID: 25387143; PMCID: PMC4228693.
    7. Kado DM, Miller-Martinez D, Lui LY, Cawthon P, Katzman WB, Hillier TA, Fink HA, Ensrud KE. Hyperkyphosis, kyphosis progression, and risk of non-spine fractures in older community dwelling women: the study of osteoporotic fractures (SOF). J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Oct; 29(10):2210-6. PMID: 24715607; PMCID: PMC4177348.
    8. Katzman WB, Miller-Martinez D, Marshall LM, Lane NE, Kado DM. Kyphosis and paraspinal muscle composition in older men: a cross-sectional study for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) research group. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014; 15:19. PMID: 24428860; PMCID: PMC4029749.
    9. Bansal S, Katzman WB, Giangregorio LM. Exercise for improving age-related hyperkyphotic posture: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jan; 95(1):129-40. PMID: 23850611; PMCID: PMC3997126.
    10. Katzman WB, Huang MH, Lane NE, Ensrud KE, Kado DM. Kyphosis and decline in physical function over 15 years in older community-dwelling women: the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Aug; 68(8):976-83. PMID: 23633167; PMCID: PMC3712361.
    11. Kado DM, Huang MH, Karlamangla AS, Cawthon P, Katzman W, Hillier TA, Ensrud K, Cummings SR. Factors associated with kyphosis progression in older women: 15 years' experience in the study of osteoporotic fractures. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Jan; 28(1):179-87. PMID: 22865329; PMCID: PMC3693545.
    12. Pastore EA, Katzman WB. Recognizing myofascial pelvic pain in the female patient with chronic pelvic pain. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2012 Sep-Oct; 41(5):680-91. PMID: 22862153; PMCID: PMC3492521.
    13. Knight S, Luft J, Nakagawa S, Katzman WB. Comparisons of pelvic floor muscle performance, anxiety, quality of life and life stress in women with dry overactive bladder compared with asymptomatic women. BJU Int. 2012 Jun; 109(11):1685-9. PMID: 21995304; PMCID: PMC3762573.
    14. Katzman W, Cawthon P, Hicks GE, Vittinghoff E, Shepherd J, Cauley JA, Harris T, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer E, Womack C, Kado DM. Association of spinal muscle composition and prevalence of hyperkyphosis in healthy community-dwelling older men and women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Feb; 67(2):191-5. PMID: 21878482; PMCID: PMC3297013.
    15. Katzman WB, Vittinghoff E, Ensrud K, Black DM, Kado DM. Increasing kyphosis predicts worsening mobility in older community-dwelling women: a prospective cohort study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jan; 59(1):96-100. PMID: 21198460; PMCID: PMC3696343.
    16. Katzman WB, Wanek L, Shepherd JA, Sellmeyer DE. Age-related hyperkyphosis: its causes, consequences, and management. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Jun; 40(6):352-60. PMID: 20511692; PMCID: PMC2907357.
    17. Katzman WB, Vittinghoff E, Kado DM. Age-related hyperkyphosis, independent of spinal osteoporosis, is associated with impaired mobility in older community-dwelling women. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Jan; 22(1):85-90. PMID: 20480146; PMCID: PMC2958231.
    18. Pawlowsky SB, Hamel KA, Katzman WB. Stability of kyphosis, strength, and physical performance gains 1 year after a group exercise program in community-dwelling hyperkyphotic older women. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 Feb; 90(2):358-61. PMID: 19236993; PMCID: PMC2907351.
    19. Katzman WB, Sellmeyer DE, Stewart AL, Wanek L, Hamel KA. Changes in flexed posture, musculoskeletal impairments, and physical performance after group exercise in community-dwelling older women. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Feb; 88(2):192-9. PMID: 17270517.
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