Paul F. Beattie PhD, PT, OCS, FAPTA
Clinical Associate Professor
Office Number: 101K
Phone: (803) 777-5028
BS, Quinnipiac College, Physical Therapy, 1975
Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging of the intervertebral disc; The effect of manual therapy on diffusion of water within the lumbar intervertebral disc; Clinical outcomes assessment; Patient satisfaction with care.
ANAT-601/701: Human Anatomy: Gross anatomy lecture and dissection, team-taught with Medical School faculty/ 8 semester hours PHYT 750: Orthopedics I: Regional Overview of Orthopedic Disorders and Treatment. 4 semester hours. Principal Instructor PHYT 751: Orthopedics II: Regional Overview of Orthopedic Disorders and Treatment. 4 semester hours. Principal Instructor PHYT 806: Clinical Pathology/Differential Diagnosis 3 semester hours. Co-instructor PHYT 788: Evidence-Based Practice 3 semester hours. Co-instructor
Beattie PF, Nelson RM, Lis A. Spanish-Language Version of the Medrisk Instrument for Measuring Patient Satisfaction with Physical Therapy Care (MRPS): Preliminary Validation. Physical Therapy 2007;87:793-800.
Beattie PF, Donley J, Arnot C, Miller R The Immediate Change in the Diffusion of Water in Lumbar Intervertebral Discs Following a Single Session of Lumbar Joint Mobilization Compared to a Single Session of Prone Lying. Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy 2009;39:4-11
Beattie PF, Turner C, Dowda M, Michener L, Nelson RM. The MedRisk Instrument for Measuring Patient Satisfaction with Physical Therapy Care (MRPS): A psychometric analysis. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2005;35:24-32
Al-Obaidi S, Beattie PF. The relationship of anticipated pain and fear avoidance beliefs to outcome in patients with chronic low back pain who are not receiving worker’s compensation. Spine 2005;1051-7.
Beattie PF, Dowda M, Feuerstein M. Differentiating Sensory and Affective-Sensory Pain Descriptions in Patients Undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Persistent Low Back Pain. Pain 2004;110:189-196
Beattie PF. Current understanding of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration: A review with emphasis upon etiology, pathophysiology, and lumbar magnetic resonance imaging findings. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2008;38:329-339.
Meyers SP, Wildenhain S, Chang JK, Bourekas EC, Beattie PF, Kornones DN, Davis D, Pollack IF, Zimmerman RA. Postoperative Evaluation for Disseminated Medulloblastoma Involving the Spine: Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI Findings, CSF Cytology, Timing of Disease Occurrence and Patient Outcomes. American Journal of Neuroradiology 2000;21:1757-1765
Beattie PF, Sibbitt W, Rothstein JM, Brooks W, Robergs R, MacLean T, Hart B: Position of the Lumbar Intervertebral Disc During Different Supine Postures: an In-vivo Study Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Spine 1994;19:2096-2102
Beattie PF. Structure and Function of the Bones and Joints of the Lumbar Spine (Chapter in) Kinesiology: Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Motion, Oatis C. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia. 2003, Pages 539-564.
Beattie PF, Morgan P, Peters D. Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Normal and Degenerative Lumbar Intervertebral Discs: A Promising New Method to Quantify the Physiologic Effect of Physical Therapy Intervention. Physical Therapy Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2008;38:42-49.
Beattie PF, Nelson RM, Michener L. Outcomes Following a Prone Lumbar Traction Protocol for Patients With Activity-Limiting Low Back Pain: A Prospective Study Archive of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008;89:269-274.
Nelson RM, Heintzelman M, Beattie PF. Why Satisfaction Matters. Impact: The Journal of the APTA Private Practice Section. June 2009; 28-29.
Beattie PF, Nelson RM. Preserving the quality of the patient-therapist relationship: An important consideration for value-centered physical therapy care. Editorial Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2008;38:34-35.
Beattie PF, Arnot CF, Donley JW, Noda H, Bailey L. The Immediate Reduction in Low Back Pain Intensity Following Lumbar Joint Mobilization and Prone Press-Ups is Associated with Increased Diffusion of Water in the L5-S1 Intervertebral Disc. Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy 2010;40:256-264.