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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Alexandre Dias Lopes, Angelie Mascarinas, Luiz Hespanhol
BACKGROUND: No systematic review has investigated the main biomechanical variables as predictors of running-related injuries. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the main biomechanical variables associated with running-related injuries. METHODS: Medline via PubMed, EMBASE, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, and CINAHL were searched from inception until 1 November 2021. Each study included must have investigated the association of at least one biomechanical variable (kinetics, kinematics, electromyography, or pressure distribution) with running injuries...
August 23, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Aura Maria Paternina De La Ossa, Camila Chizuto Catai, Samuel Lopes, Caroline Caetano Pena, Nicole Arantes De Paula, Ana Carolina Nociti Lopes Fernandes, Cristine Homsi Jorge
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) and its relationship with anxiety in a population undergoing physical therapy treatment in Rehabilitation Centers seems to have been little investigated in the literature. OBJECTIVE: 1) to investigate the prevalence of PFD, anxiety, depression; 2) to assess quality of life (QoL) in patients undergoing physical therapy in a Rehabilitation Center, 3) to compare the results by sex; and 4) to assess the relationship between PFD and anxiety, depression, and QoL...
August 23, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Michel Gcam Mertens, Mira Meeus, Olivier Verborgt, Enrique Lluch Girbes, Silvia Mena-Del Horno, Marta Aguilar-Rodriguez, Lirios Dueñas, Santiago Navarro-Ledesma, Manuel Fernandez-Sanchez, Alejandro Luque-Suarez, Filip Struyf
BACKGROUND: Contradictory evidence exists regarding the clinical course of frozen shoulder (FS). OBJECTIVES: To explore the clinical course of FS regarding disabilities, pain, range of motion (ROM), muscle strength, scapular upward rotation, and proprioception and to establish longitudinal correlations between these variables. METHODS: Patients with FS were prospectively followed for 9 months at 3-month intervals. Assessment included the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire; visual analogue scale for pain; an inclinometer for shoulder external rotation (ER), internal rotation (IR), flexion, and abduction ROM, and scapular upward rotation and proprioception, as well as handheld dynamometry for muscle strength in shoulder abduction, ER, and IR...
August 23, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Jo Nijs, Liesbet De Baets, Paul Hodges
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Kristin M Smith, B James Massey, Jodi L Young, Daniel I Rhon
BACKGROUND: Exercise is an effective intervention for knee osteoarthritis (OA), and unsupervised exercise programs should be a common adjunct to most treatments. However, it is unknown if current clinical trials are capturing information regarding adherence. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the extent and quality of reporting of unsupervised exercise adherence in clinical trials for knee OA. METHODS: Reviewers searched five databases (PubMed, CINAHL, Medline (OVID), EMBASE and Cochrane)...
August 12, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Sizhong Wang, Ramakrishnan Mani, Jiaxu Zeng, Cathy M Chapple, Daniel Cury Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: The number of researchers and clinicians using movement-evoked pain and sensitivity to movement-evoked pain to assess shoulder pain has increased. However, the intrarater test-retest reliability of movement-evoked pain and sensitivity to movement-evoked pain in people with rotator cuff-related shoulder pain (RCRSP) is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: We examined the intrarater test-retest reliability of movement-evoked pain and sensitivity to movement-evoked pain in participants with RCRSP...
August 11, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Glauko A F Dantas, Isabel C N Sacco, Angélica V Ferrari, Alessandra B Matias, Ricky Watari, Larissa V M Oliveira, Thainá R Marcon, José A Fatore, Henrique Pott-Junior, Tania F Salvini
BACKGROUND: Foot-ankle exercises could improve pain and function of individuals with KOA and need to be tested. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an 8-week foot-ankle muscle strengthening program is effective for individuals with KOA to reduce pain and improve function. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, individuals diagnosed with clinical and radiographic KOA were randomized into the intervention (supervised foot-ankle strengthening exercise program three times a week for 8 weeks) or control (usual care and recommendations of the healthcare team) group...
August 11, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Steven L Spoonemore, Ryan C McConnell, William E Owen, Jodi L Young, Derek J Clewley, Daniel I Rhon
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is the largest contributor to chronic pain and frequently occurs alongside other medical comorbidities. OBJECTIVE: Explore the relationships between the presence of pain-related comorbidities, pain intensity, and pain-related psychological distress in patients with MSP. METHODS: A longitudinal assessment of individuals 18-90 years old in the Midwestern United States beginning a new episode of physical therapy for MSP...
August 10, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Bruna M F Silveira, Henrique R Martins, Giane A Ribeiro-Samora, Luciano F Oliveira, Eliane V Mancuzo, Marcelo Velloso, Verônica F Parreira
BACKGROUND: Measuring maximal respiratory pressure is a widely used method of investigating the strength of inspiratory and expiratory muscles. OBJECTIVES: To compare inspiratory pressures obtained at functional residual capacity (FRC) with measures at residual volume (RV), and expiratory pressures obtained at FRC with measures at total lung capacity (TLC) in individuals with different health conditions: post-COVID-19, COPD, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), heart failure (CHF), and stroke; and to compare the mean differences between measurements at FRC and RV/TLC among the groups...
August 1, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Ana Elisa Serafim Jorge, Lucas Ogura Dantas, Francisco Aburquerque-Sendín, Angélica Viana Ferrari, Jonathan Emanuel Cunha, Glauko André de Figueiredo Dantas, Germanna Medeiros Barbosa, Paula Regina Mendes da Silva Serrão, Tania de Fátima Salvini
BACKGROUND: There is lack of agreement in the literature about the effectiveness of photobiomodulation (PBM) for reducing pain-related symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether PBM, when combined to exercises, provides incremental therapeutic benefits for pain, physical function, and quality of life (QoL) in patients with knee OA. METHODS: A six-month double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial was conducted...
June 23, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Tayla J Douglas, Elin Rosenberg Čemažar, Natasha C Pocovi, Mark J Hancock
BACKGROUND: Characteristics that identify patients who respond differently to certain interventions are called treatment effect modifiers. Some studies inappropriately report the presence of treatment effect modifiers without adequate study designs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate what proportion of single-group studies published in leading physical therapy journals inappropriately report treatment effect modifiers, and to assess whether the proportion varies over time or between journals...
June 22, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Renan L Monteiro, Jane S S P Ferreira, Érica Q Silva, Ronaldo H Cruvinel-Júnior, Jady L Veríssimo, Sicco A Bus, Isabel C N Sacco
BACKGROUND: Follow-up report of secondary outcomes of a randomized, single-blinded, parallel controlled trial that investigated the benefits of a foot-ankle therapeutic exercise program on foot-ankle kinematics, plantar pressure, and lower limb kinetics during gait in individuals with diabetic neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: Sixty-six participants with DPN were randomly allocated into a control group (CG; n = 31), which received usual care, and an intervention group (IG; n = 35), which received usual care plus a 12-week group-based foot-ankle exercise program...
June 12, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Rubén Fernández-Matías
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May 18, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Juliana Melo Ocarino, Lourdes Coral Contreras Montenegro, Aloísio Joaquim Freitas Ribeiro, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, André Gustavo Pereira de Andrade, Larissa Santos Pinto Pinheiro, Thales Resende Souza, Renan Alves Resende
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May 16, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Rebekah L Lawrence, Gaura Saini, Justin L Staker, Paula M Ludewig
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that internal impingement, or rotator cuff tendon deformation against the glenoid, occurs during overhead motions and may therefore be a mechanism of pathology even in non-athletes. Clinically, knowing how movement impacts potential injury mechanisms would be useful to guide movement-based treatment strategies. OBJECTIVE: To compare the distance between the glenoid and rotator cuff footprint between two groups classified based on scapulothoracic upward rotation (UR) magnitude (i...
April 27, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Ana Paula Dos Santos Bento, Ney Meziat Filho, Arthur de Sá Ferreira, Ana Paula Cassetta, Renato Santos de Almeida
BACKGROUND: Insufficient sleep is common nowadays and it can be associated with chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: To describe the main polysomnographic findings in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and to estimate the association between sleep quality, polysomnography variables and chronic musculoskeletal pain. METHODS: This cross-sectional research analyzed a database from polysomnography type 1 exams results and then collected data via an electronic form from these patients...
April 26, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Jo Nijs, Astrid Lahousse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Carina Araujo de Facio, Fernando Silva Guimarães, Augusto Gomes Teixeira da Cruz, Roberta Fernandes Bomfim, Silvia Regina Amorim Pires Miranda, Daiane Roberta Viana, Clarissa Cardoso Dos Santos Couto Paz, Tatiana de Oliveira Sato, Valéria Amorim Pires Di Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: The Post-COVID-19 Functional Status (PCFS) scale was created to assess the functional status of patients after hospital discharge due to COVID-19. OBJECTIVE: To perform cross-cultural adaptation of the PCFS Scale and Manual into Brazilian Portuguese and evaluate its measurement properties in patients post-COVID-19. METHODS: For the cross-cultural adaptation, independent translations and back-translations were performed. This was followed by a pre-test, with analysis of the Content Validity Index (CVI), and preparation of the final version, after evaluating the measurement properties...
April 25, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Alba Gracia-Sánchez, Adriana López-Pineda, José Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Antonio Pérez, Francisco J Pomares-Gómez, Lourdes María Fernández-Seguín, Vicente F Gil-Guillén, Esther Chicharro-Luna
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes mellitus are exposed to important complications. Currently little evidence exist on the guidelines that these patients, at some risk of foot ulceration, should follow for physical exercise. OBJECTIVES: To reach a consensus among multidisciplinary and international experts on physical activity/exercise recommendations for patients with diabetes, according to foot ulcer risk. METHODS: Using a three-round Delphi method, a panel composed of 28 multidisciplinary experts in the management of diabetic foot assessed 109 recommendations on physical activity/exercise for patients with diabetes mellitus, according to their risk of foot ulcer...
April 6, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Megan H Ross, Michelle D Smith, Bill Vicenzino
BACKGROUND: Tibialis posterior tendinopathy (TPT) is characterised by pain around the medial foot/ankle and difficulties weightbearing. OBJECTIVE: Compare individuals who have TPT with asymptomatic controls across the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) domains of body structure and function, activity, participation and personal factors. METHODS: Twenty-two individuals meeting the selection criteria for TPT (86% female, mean ± SD age:43 ± 13 years; body mass index [BMI]:28 ± 7 kg/m2 ) were compared to 27 controls (93% female, age:44 ± 16 years, BMI:23 ± 5 kg/m2 )...
March 21, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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