Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
ISSN: 1413-3555

The Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy (BJPT) is the official publication of the Brazilian Society of Physical Therapy Research and Graduate Studies (ABRAPG-Ft). It publishes original research articles on topics related to the areas of physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, including clinical, basic or applied studies on the assessment, prevention, and treatment of movement disorders.

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3.6

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0.697

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Issue
Vol. 25. Issue 2.
Pages 113-230 (01 March 2021)
Editorial
Strategies for a safe and assertive telerehabilitation practice
Iuri Fioratti, Lívia G. Fernandes, Felipe J. Reis, Bruno T. Saragiotto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:113-6
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Systematic review
Effectiveness of mechanical diagnosis and therapy in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: a literature review with meta-analysis
Enrique Sanchis-Sánchez, Enrique Lluch-Girbés, Pepe Guillart-Castells, Sylvia Georgieva, Pablo García-Molina, Jose-María Blasco
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:117-34
Highlights

  • Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a primary cause of pain and disability.

  • Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) is a suitable approach for CLBP.

  • Improvements with MDT in CLBP are similar to other physical therapy approaches.

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Masterclass
Knee osteoarthritis: key treatments and implications for physical therapy
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Tania de Fátima Salvini, Timothy E. McAlindon
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:135-46
Highlights

  • Patient education, physical exercise, and weight maintenance constitute the first-line knee osteoarthritis treatment approach.

  • There is still neglect of evidence-based strategies in clinical practice.

  • Less than 40% of patients with knee OA receive first-line treatment.

  • The use of adjunct therapies, isolated or in association with gold-standard treatments, is questionable.

  • Surgery is typically a last resort for the management of knee osteoarthritis.

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Original research
Resistance training decreases matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in quadriceps tendon in a rat model of osteoarthritis
Fernando Augusto Vasilceac, Rita de Cássia Marqueti, Ivo Vieira de Sousa Neto, Dahan da Cunha Nascimento, Mariana Carvalho de Souza, João Luiz Quaglioti Durigan, Stela Márcia Mattiello
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:147-55
Highlights

  • Osteoarthritis promoted distinct modulation on MMP-2 in the quadriceps versus patellar tendon.

  • There is peri-articular tissue adaptation to resistance training in osteoarthritis.

  • Resistance training downregulates MMP-2 in quadriceps tendon, while in the patellar tendon its effects are limited.

  • Understanding extracellular matrix degeneration is crucial for rehabilitation purposes of osteoarthritis.

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Impaired performance of women with patellofemoral pain during functional tests
Camile Ludovico Zamboti, Carlos Augusto Marçal Camillo, Amanda Paula Ricardo Rodrigues da Cunha, Thaiuana Maia Ferreira, Christiane Souza Guerino Macedo
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:156-61
Highlights

  • Women with PFP present worse performance in functional tests than an age-matched control group.

  • Investigated functional tests are reliable in women with or without PFP.

  • Investigated functional tests do not seem to be valid tools to identify functional limitations due to anterior knee pain.

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Difference in the running biomechanics between preschoolers and adults
Rachel X.Y. Wei, Zoe Y.S. Chan, Janet H.W. Zhang, Gary L. Shum, Chao-Ying Chen, Roy T.H. Cheung
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:162-7
Highlights

  • Toddlers demonstrated similar vertical loading rates and footstrike pattern when compared to adults.

  • Toddlers demonstrated a greater cadence and shorter stride length than adults.

  • Adults need not to modify the running biomechanics according to the posture in toddlers.

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Analysis of the measurement properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 in patients with fibromyalgia
Evany Maira Espirito Santo Salvador, Katherinne Ferro Moura Franco, Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Yuri Rafael dos Santos Franco, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:168-74
Highlights

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 assesses the kinesiophobia construct.

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 is a consistent and reliable questionnaire.

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 showed improvement in kinesiophobia after an exercise-based intervention in patients with fibromyalgia.

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Current physical therapy care of patients undergoing breast reconstruction for breast cancer: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom and Brazil
Bruno Mazuquin, Mariana Maia de Oliveira Sunemi, Marcela Ponzio Pinto e Silva, Luís Otávio Zanatta Sarian, Esther Williamson, Julie Bruce
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:175-85
Highlights

  • Patients having breast reconstruction are not routinely referred to physical therapy

  • The main reason for referral to physical therapy are complications after surgery

  • Current practice does not consider limitations specific to each reconstruction type

  • Patients in Brazil have three times more appointments compared to the UK

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Construct and criterion validity of the functional gait assessment—Brazil in community-dwelling older adults
Larissa Bragança Falcão Marques, Bruno de Souza Moreira, Juliana de Melo Ocarino, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio, Alessandra de Carvalho Bastone, Renata Noce Kirkwood
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:186-93
Highlights

  • FGA-Brazil showed moderate to high correlation with gait and balance tests.

  • FGA-Brazil differentiate between older adults with high and low concern about falls.

  • FGA-Brazil is able to predict future falls with high accuracy in the older population.

  • The optimum cutoff score of the FGA-Brazil for predicting falls is ≤22.

  • FGA-Brazil did not exhibit ceiling and floor effects.

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Association between sensory processing and activity performance in children with cerebral palsy levels I-II on the gross motor function classification system
Sílvia Leticia Pavão, Camila Resende Gâmbaro Lima, Nelci Adriana Cicuto Ferreira Rocha
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:194-202
Highlights

  • Sensory disorders in cerebral palsy are associated with lower activity performance.

  • Sensory disorders in cerebral palsy are associated with lack of independence.

  • Sensory disorders in cerebral palsy may limit motor actions impacting activity.

  • Sensory disorders in cerebral palsy should be addressed in rehabilitation.

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Comparing the experience of individuals with primary and secondary lymphoedema: A qualitative study
Ángela Río-González, Francisco Molina-Rueda, Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Isabel Mª Alguacil-Diego
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:203-13
Highlights

  • Living with a lymphoedema is an emotional challenge.

  • Living with a lymphoedema is to adapt your life to the new situation.

  • Subjects with primary lymphoedema perceive lack of clinical care.

  • Subjects with cancer-related lymphoedema suffer a greater psychological impact.

  • The experience of living with LE is more dependent on its location than on its cause.

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Is pelvic floor muscle strength and thickness associated with pelvic organ prolapse in Nepali women? – A cross-sectional study
Delena Caagbay, Friyan Turel Fatakia, Hans Peter Dietz, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Natalia Martinho, Kirsten I. Black
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:214-20
Highlights

  • Nepali women appear to have variations in pelvic floor muscle function.

  • Weaker and thinner pelvic floor muscles are not always associated with a greater stage of prolapse.

  • A larger hiatal area is associated with a greater stage of prolapse.

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Clinical trial protocol
Scapular movement training versus standardized exercises for individuals with chronic shoulder pain: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Danilo Harudy Kamonseki, Melina Nevoeiro Haik, Paula Rezende Camargo
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:221-9
Highlights

  • This study will apply scapular movement training in individuals with shoulder pain.

  • Scapular kinematics, EMG and clinical outcomes will be assessed.

  • Results will contribute to the evidence-based practice of scapular focused-approach.

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Acknowledgements
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:I-III
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