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Strategies for a safe and assertive telerehabilitation practice
Iuri Fioratti, Lívia G. Fernandes, Felipe J. Reis, Bruno T. Saragiotto
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Available online 13 August 2020
Physical activity and inactivity among different body composition phenotypes in individuals with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Lorena P. Schneider, Larissa G. Sartori, Felipe V.C. Machado, Daniele Dala Pola, Diery Fernandes Rugila, Raquel P. Hirata, Mariana P. Bertoche, Carlos A. Camillo, Nidia A. Hernandes, Karina C. Furlanetto, Fabio Pitta

  • Phenotypes of individuals with COPD vary according to body composition and (in)activity.

  • Different clinical impacts are present in patients according to these phenotypes.

  • Obesity associated to sarcopenia and inactivity is the most debilitating phenotype.

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Available online 12 August 2020
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

  • 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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Available online 8 August 2020
Use of the STarT Back Screening Tool in patients with chronic low back pain receiving physical therapy interventions
Flávia Cordeiro Medeiros, Evelyn Cassia Salomão, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Diego Galace de Freitas, Thiago Yukio Fukuda, Renan Lima Monteiro, Marco Aurélio Nemitalla Added, Alessandra Narciso Garcia, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa

  • The SBST can be used to stratify baseline characteristics in patients with chronic LBP.

  • Outcomes over a 6-month period were consistently greater in high risk patients.

  • The SBST itself predicts disability in both short and medium terms.

  • The SBST does not add predictive value to basic baseline characteristics.

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Available online 8 August 2020
Arm span as a predictor of the six-minute walk test in healthy children
Buse Ozcan Kahraman, Ertugrul Yuksel, Abdurrahman Nalbant, Umut Ziya Kocak, Bayram Unver

  • 6MWT is the most frequent and well-established test used in clinical settings and research.

  • 6MWT distance has strong positive association with age, arm span, height, and weight.

  • Arm span, similar to height, is a strong predictor of 6MWT distance in healthy children.

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Available online 7 August 2020
Childhood disability: can people implement the F-words in low and middle-income countries – and how?
Hércules Ribeiro Leite, Paula Silva de Carvalho Chagas, Peter Rosenbaum
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Available online 5 August 2020
Back pain attitudes questionnaire: Cross-cultural adaptation to brazilian-portuguese and measurement properties
Roberto Costa Krug, JP Caneiro, Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Ben Darlow, Marcelo Faria Silva, Jefferson Fagundes Loss

  • Back-PAQ-Br is a questionnaire that evaluates attitudes and beliefs about back pain

  • Back-PAQ-Br has measurement properties that are similar to the original version

  • Back-PAQ-Br is reliable and valid to assess attitudes and beliefs about back pain

  • Back-PAQ-Br can assess people with and without back pain, and healthcare professionals

  • Back-PAQ-Br can be used in research and in the clinical setting

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Available online 31 July 2020
Recovery after COVID-19: The potential role of pulmonary rehabilitation
Isis Grigoletto, Vinicius Cavalheri, Fabiano F. de Lima, Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos
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Available online 26 July 2020
Beliefs about the body and pain: the critical role in musculoskeletal pain management
J.P. Caneiro, Samantha Bunzli, Peter O'Sullivan

  • Beliefs are an important target for the management of musculoskeletal pain.

  • Behavioural learning is key to elicit and disconfirm unhelpful beliefs.

  • We propose key principles to guide clinicians in promoting behavioural change.

  • A case illustrates the role beliefs have on musculoskeletal pain management.

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Available online 30 June 2020
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

  • 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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Available online 28 June 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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