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Annie Palermo (PT, DPT, PhD) completed her clinical (2015) and academic doctorates (2020) in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. She has clinical experience in acute care and has research experience in the field of Spinal Cord Injury including work in respiratory function, seated balance, blood pressure control, and physio-based interventions after or in conjunction with cell-based and neuromodulatory therapies. Annie is currently involved with trials assessing the impact of abdominal functional electrical stimulation on blood pressure, respiration, and bowel function post-SCI. She plans to further investigate the effect of inspiratory muscle training and abdominal functional electrical stimulation on these factors and seated balance.
2023, 20 Jan
Correspondence to “Development and validation of the sitting balance assessment for spinal cord injury (SitBASCI)”
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-023-00878-2
2022, 06 Dec
Comparison of Patients Discharged to Skilled Nursing and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Following Hospitalization for COVID-19: A Retrospective Study
View full journal-article on https://journals.lww.com/ajpmr/Abstract/9900/A_Comparison_of_Patients_Discharged_to_Skilled.141.aspx
2022, 30 Oct
Adherence to and impact of home-based high-intensity IMT in people with spinal cord injury: a pilot study
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41394-022-00551-5
Inspiratory Muscle Performance Is Related to Seated Balance Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury: An Observational Study
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.11.006
Inspiratory Muscle Performance and Anthropometric Measures—Novel Assessments Related to Pulmonary Function in People with Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.09.008
2021, 03 May
Phase 1 Safety Trial of Autologous Human Schwann Cell Transplantation in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2020.7590
2020, 17 Sep
A case for inspiratory muscle training in SCI: potential role as a preventative tool in infectious respiratory diseases like COVID-19
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41394-020-00337-7
2020, 13 Jul
Psychometric Testing and Clinical Utility of a Modified Version of the Function in Sitting Test for Individuals With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.06.014
2019, 26 Aug
Differences in Acute Metabolic Responses to Bionic and Nonbionic Ambulation in Spinal Cord Injured Humans and Controls.
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2019.07.014
2017, 01 Jan
Clinician-Focused Overview of Bionic Exoskeleton Use After Spinal Cord Injury.
View full journal-article on https://europepmc.org/articles/PMC5562031
Annie's research projects and related news
Abdominal muscle stimulation to improve bowel function in spinal cord injury
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