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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Houston, Texas

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Sally A. Holmes, M.D.

Photo Sally A. Holmes, M.D.Associate Professor

Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee, 1990
Internship: Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; American Board of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Sub-Specialty: Spinal Cord Injury
Clinical Interests: Spinal Cord Injury; Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Pressure Ulcers
Research Interests: Spinal Cord Injury; Pain; Pressure Ulcers

Significant Professional Activities:
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
    • Excellence in Research Writing Award
    • Best Paper Award
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal Reviewer
  • Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Journal Reviewer
Selected Publications:

Chiou-Tan FY, Garza H, Chan K, Parsons KC, Donovan WH, Robertson CS, Holmes SA, Graves DE, Rintala DH. Comparison of dalteparin and enoxaparin for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in spinal cord injured patients. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Accepted.

Cunha IT, Henson H, Quereshy H, Williams AL, Holmes SA, Protas EJ. Measurement of oxygen consumption emphasizes differences in gait performance among healthy and neurologically impaired individuals. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Submitted.

Garber SL, Rintala DH, Holmes SA, Rodriguez GP, Friedman J. A structured educational module to improve pressure ulcer prevention knowledge. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 39(5):575-588, 2002.

Protas EJ, Holmes SA, Quereshy H, Lee D, Sherwood AM. Supported treadmill ambulation training: equipment specifications. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 37:451-422, 2000.

Holmes SA, Harrison J, Boone TB: Evaluation and management of neurogenic bladder in persons with spinal cord injury. In Grabois M (ed.) Critical Reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 12:151-162, 2000.

Welner SL, Foley C, Nosek M, Holmes A: Practical considerations in the performance of physical examinations in women with disabilities. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 64(7):457-462, 1999.

Holmes SA. Muscles of Respiration. In Cutter NC, Kevorkian CG (eds.): Handbook of Manual Muscle Testing. McGraw-Hill, 1999, pp 259-268.

Holmes SA. Pulmonary rehabilitation. In Garrison SJ (ed.): Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Basics. Lippincott, 1994.

Nosek MA, Holmes SA. Independent living and quality of life among persons who use ventilators. In Bach JR and Haas F (eds.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America: Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Inc, May 1996, pp 445-456.

Priebe MM, Holmes SA. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome treatment: physical medicine strategies. In Sympathetic Pain Syndromes: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Causalgia Spine: State of the Art Reviews, June 1996.

Cunha It, Henson H, Qureshy H, Williams AL, Holmes SA, Protas EJ. Measurement of oxygen consumption emphasizes differences in gait performance among healthy and neurologically impaired individuals. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 84:1774-1779, 2003.

Lee DC, Lim HK, McKay WB, Priebe MM, Holmes SA, Sherwood AM. Toward an objective interpretation of surface EMG patterns: a voluntary response index (VRI). J Electrophysiol Kinesiol, 14(3):379-388, 2004.

Tan FC, Garza H, Chan KT, Parsons KC, Donovan WH, Roberston CS, Holmes SA, Graves DE, Rintala DH. Comparison of Dalteparin and Enoxaparin for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in patients with spinal cord injury. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 82(9):678-685, 2003.

Contact Information


Sally A. Holmes, M.D.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
SCI Service (128)
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Appointments: 713-794-7128
Academic Office: 713-794-7128
Fax: 713-794-7865
holmes.sallya@med.va.gov

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