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Jean-Michel Brismée PT ScD

Associate Professor

Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

EDUCATION

  • 1982 Bachelor of Science: Physical Education - Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgium
  • 1985 Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy - Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgium
  • 1996 Master of Science: Sports Health - Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
  • 2003 Doctor of Science: Physical Therapy - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Lubbock, TX

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS/ LICENSURE

  • 1990 - Texas licensure to practice Physical Therapy
  • 1998 - OCS - Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (APTA)
  • 1999 - COMT - Certification in Orthopedic and Manual Therapy of the Extremities
  • 2000 - COMT - Certification in Orthopedic and Manual Therapy of the Spine
  • 2002 - FAAOMPT - Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cadaveric characterization of structure and movement of the neural components in the spine and extremities
  • Thermal agents and electrophysiology
  • Assessment of the spine and extremity biomechanics
  • Biomechanical assessment of orthopaedic clinical testing for the purpose of demonstrating validity and reliability
  • Outcome measures in orthopaedic manual therapy
  • Measuring intervertebral disc hydration through stadiometry

PUBLICATIONS

Cook CE*, Brismée JM, Pietrobon R, Sizer PS, Hegedus E, Riddle D. A Quality Checklist for Clinical Prediction Rules Designed for Treatment Prescription: The QUADCPR. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2009: Accepted for Publication.

Owens SC, Brismée JM, Pennell PN, Dedrick GS, Sizer PS, James CR. Changes In Spinal Height Following Sustained Lumbar Flexion And Extension Postures: A Clinical Measure of Intervertebral Disc Hydration. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2009; 32(5):358-63.

Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Dedrick GS, Sawyer BG, Smith MP. An Immunohistochemical And Histological Study Of Human Uncovertebral Joints: A Preliminary Investigation. Spine 2009; 34(12):1257-63.

Lewis NL, Brismée JM, James CR, Sizer PS, Sawyer SF. The Effect of Stretching on Muscle Responses and Postural Sway Responses during Computerized Dynamic Posturography in Women and Men. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2009; 90(3):454-62.

Brismée JM*, Sizer P. Potential Pitfalls of Clinical Prediction Rules. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.  2008; 16(3): 182.

Goode A, Hegedus EJ, Sizer PS, Brismée JM, Linberg A, Cook CE. Three-Dimensional Movements Of The Sacroiliac Joint: A Systematic Review Of The Literature and Assessment of Clinical Utility. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 2008;16(1):25-38.

Shen CL, James CR, Chyu MC, Bixby WR, Brismée JM, Zumwalt MA, Poklikuha G. Effects of Tai Chi on Gait Kinematics, Physical Function, and Pain in Elderly with Knee Osteoarthritis - a Pilot Study. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2008;36(2):219-232.

Poorbaugh K, Brismée JM, Phelps V, Sizer PS Jr. Late Whiplash Syndrome: A Clinical Science Approach To Evidence-Based Diagnosis And Management. Pain Practice. 2008;8(1):65-87.

Smith TM, Sawyer SF, Sizer PS, Brismée JM. The Double Crush Syndrome: A Common Occurrence In Cyclists With Ulnar Nerve Neuropathy – A Case-Control Study. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2008;18(1):55-61.

Dedrick GS, Sizer PS, Merkle JN, Hounshell TR, McComb-Robert JJR, Sawyer SF, Brismée JM, James CR.  Effect of Sex Hormones on Neuromuscular Control Patterns During Landing.  Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2008;18:68-78.

Brismée JM, Paige RL, Chyu, MC, Boatright JD, Hagar JM, McCaleb JA, Quintela MM, Feng, D, Xu KT, Shen CL. Effects of Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis Were Not Sustained After Detraining. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2007;12(4):281-283.

McGaugh JM, Brismée JM, Dedrick G, Jones E, Sizer PS. Comparing The Anatomical Consistency Of The Posterior Superior Iliac Spine To The Iliac Crest As Reference Landmarks For The Lumbopelvic Spine: A Retrospective Radiological Study. Clinical Anatomy. 2007; 20(7):819-25.

Cook C, Sizer PS, Brismée JM, Showalter C, Huijbregts P. Does Evidence Support the Existence of Lumbar Spine Coupled Motion? A Critical Review of the Literature. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 2007; 37(7):412; author reply 412-3.

Sizer PS, Brismée JM, Cook C. Coupling Behavior Of The Thoracic Spine: A Systematic Review Of The Literature. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2007; 30(5):390-399.

Gilbert KK, Brismée JM, Collins D, James CR, Shah RV, Sawyer SF, Sizer PS. Lumbosacral Nerve Root Displacement and Strain: Part 1- A Novel Measurement Technique During Straight Leg Raise in Unembalmed Cadavers. Spine, 2007; 32(14):1513-1520. (Young Investigator Award Winner-2006)

Gilbert KK, Brismée JM, Collins D, James CR, Shah RV, Sawyer SF, Sizer PS. Lumbosacral Nerve Root Displacement and Strain: Part 2- A Comparison of Two Straight Leg Raise Conditions in Unembalmed Cadavers. Spine, 2007; 32(14):1521-1525. (Young Investigator Award Winner-2006)

Sizer PS Jr, Brismée JM, Cook C. Medical Screening for Red Flags in the Diagnosis and Management of Musculoskeletal Spine Pain. Pain Practice. 2007; 7(1):53-71.

Brismée JM, Paige RL, Chyu M, Boatright JD, Hagar JM, McCaleb JA, Quintela MM, Feng D, Shen C. Group and Home-Based Tai Chi in Elderly Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2007; 21:99-111.

Brismée JM, Gipson D, Ivie D, Lopez A, Matthijs 0, Moore M, Phelps V, Sawyer S, Sizer P  Interrater Reliability of a Passive Physiological Intervertebral Motion Test in the Mid-Thoracic Spine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2006; 29(5):368-73.

Cook C, Brismée JM, Sizer PS. Subjective and objective descriptors of clinical lumbar spine instability: a Delphi study. Manual Therapy. 2006; 11(1):11-21.

Brismée JM, Atwood K, Fain M, Hodges J, Sperle A, Swaney M, Phelps V, Van Paridon D, Matthijs O, Sizer P. Interrater Reliability of Palpation of Three-Dimensional Segmental Motion of the Lumbar Spine. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 2005; 13(4):216-221.

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