Steven Sawyer Ph.D. PT
Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Associate Dean (Faculty Development), School of Allied Health Sciences
- 1997 Masters of Physical Therapy - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
- 1988 Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience - University of California at San Diego
- 1980 Bachelor of Science in Biology - University of California at Irvine
BOARD CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE
- Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University, 2001
- Texas License: Physical Therapy, 1997
- Postural control
- Vestibular system dysfunction
- Treatment Efficacy
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Limit to 20 recent publications)
(Total number of peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and presentations = 60)
Sawyer S.F. (2009) Analysis of Variance: The Fundamental Concepts. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 17, E27-E38.
Lewis NL, Brismée JM, James CR, Sizer PS, Sawyer SF. (2009). 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. 90, 454-462.
Smith TM, Sawyer SF, Sizer PS, Brismée JM. (2008). The Double Crush Syndrome: A Common
Occurrence In Cyclists With Ulnar Nerve Neuropathy – A Case-Control Study. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 18, 55-61.
Sizer P, Sawyer S, Felstehausen V, Couch S, Dornier L, Cook C. (2008). Intrinsic and
extrinsic factors important to manual therapy competency development: A delphi investigation.
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 16, 9-19.
Dedrick, GS, Sizer, PS, Merkle, JN, Hounshell, TR, Robert-McComb, JJ, Sawyer, SF,
Brismee, JM, James, CR. (2008). Effect of sex hormones on motor control patterns
during landing. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 18: 68-78.
Gilbert, KK, Brismee, JM, Collins D, James CR, Shah RV, Sawyer SF and Sizer PS. (2007).
Lumbosacral nerve root displacement and strain: Part 1 - A novel measurement technique
during straight leg raise in unembalmed cadavers. Spine, 32: 1513-1520.
Gilbert KK, Brismee JM, Collins D, James CR, Shah RV, Sawyer SF, Sizer PS. (2007).
Lumbosacral nerve root displacement and strain: Part 2. A comparison of two straight
leg raise conditions in unembalmed cadavers. Spine, 32: 1521-1525.
Sizer PS, Felstehausen V, Sawyer S, Dornier L, Matthews P, Cook C. (2007). Eight critical
skill sets required for manual therapy competency: A delphi study and factor analysis
of physical therapy educators of manual therapy. Journal of Allied Health 36:30-40.
Brismee JM, Gipson D, Ivie D, Lopez A, Moore M, Matthijs O, Phelps V, Sawyer S, Sizer
P. (2006). Interrater reliability of a passive physiological intervertebral motion
test in the mid-thoracic spine. Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics 29:368-373.
Brismee, J-M, Gilbert, K, Isom, K, Hall, R, Leathers, B, Sheppard, N, Sawyer, S, Sizer,
P (2004). The rate of false positive using the Cyriax release test for thoracic outlet
syndrome in an asymptomatic population. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 12:73-81.
Hooper, TL, Dunn, DM, Props, JE, Bruce, BA, Sawyer, SF, Daniel, JA. (2004). The Effects
of Graded Forward and Backward Walking on Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 34: 65-71.
Chang, J-Y, Sawyer, SF, Paris, JP, Kirillov, AB and Woodward, DJ Single neuronal responses
in medial prefrontal cortex during cocaine self-administration in freely moving rats.
Synapse 26: 22-35 (1997).
Chang, J-Y, Paris, JP, Sawyer, SF, Kirillov, AB and Woodward, DJ Neuronal spike activity
in rat nucleus accumbens during cocaine self-administration under different fixed-ratio
schedules. Neuroscience 74: 483-497 (1996).
Sawyer, SF, Tepper, JM, and Groves, PM Cerebellar-responsive neurons in the thalamic
ventroanterior-ventrolateral complex of rats: light and electron microscopy. Neuroscience 63: 725-745 (1994).
Sawyer, SF, Young, SJ, Groves, PM and Tepper, JM Cerebellar-responsive neurons in
the thalamic ventroanterior-ventrolateral complex of rats: Light and electron microscopy.
Neuroscience 63: 711-724 (1994).
Chang, J-Y, Sawyer, SF, Lee, R-S and Woodward, DJ Electrophysiological and pharmacological
evidence for the role of the nucleus accumbens in cocaine self-administration in freely
moving rats. Journal of Neuroscience 14:1224-1244 (1994).
Sawyer, SF, Martone, ME and Groves, PM. A GABA immunocytochemical study of rat motor
thalamus: Light and electron microscopic observations. Neuroscience 42:103-124 (1991).
Sawyer, SF, Young, SJ and Groves, PM Quantitative Golgi study of anatomically identified
subdivisions of motor thalamus in the rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology 286:1-27 (1989).
Tepper, JM, Sawyer, SF and Groves, PM Electrophysiologically identified nigral dopaminergic
neurons intracellularly labeled with HRP: Light microscopic analysis. Journal of Neuroscience 7:2794-2806 (1987).
Ryan, LJ, Tepper, JM, Sawyer, SF, Young, SJ and Groves, PM Autoreceptor activation
in central monoamine neurons: Modulation of neurotransmitter release is not mediated
by intermittent axonal conduction. Neuroscience 15:925-931 (1985).
Sawyer, S.F., Tepper, J.M., Young, S.J. and Groves, P.M. Antidromic activation of
dorsal raphe neurons from neostriatum: Physiological characterization and effects
of terminal autoreceptor activation. Brain Research 332:15-28 (1984).
Kozlowski, MR, Sawyer, SF and Marshall, JF Behavioral effects and supersensitivity
following nigral dopamine receptor stimulation. Nature 287:52-54 (1980).