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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

  • 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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Available online 23 June 2020
The usage of multidisciplinary physical therapies at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Summer Games: an observational study
Marie-Elaine Grant, Kathrin Steffen, Debbie Palmer

  • A multidisciplinary team approach was evident in athlete healthcare in the Olympic Polyclinic

  • The majority of the athlete encounters had an average of 2.9 different treatment modalities

  • Athletes reported “injury” as the main reason for physical therapy visits (2.8 encounters/athlete)

  • Most of total immersion ice bath visits (98%) were for recovery purposes

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Available online 21 June 2020
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

  • 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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Available online 18 June 2020
Pelvic floor muscle tenderness on digital palpation among women: convergent validity with central sensitization
Brittany Vandyken, Alexzandra Keizer, Carolyn Vandyken, Luciana G. Macedo, Ayse Kuspinar, Sinéad Dufour

  • Convergent validity between PFM tenderness and central pain mechanisms.

  • Poor agreement between pelvic floor muscle tenderness and self-reported symptoms.

  • When PFM tenderness on digital palpation is present, screen for central pain mechanisms.

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Available online 18 June 2020
Current clinical practice and return-to-sport criteria after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a survey of Brazilian physical therapists
Cecilia Ferreira Aquino, Juliana Melo Ocarino, Vanessa Aparecida Cardoso, Renan Alves Resende, Thales Rezende Souza, Laís Menezes Rabelo, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca

  • Most Brazilian physical therapists do not use the recommended criteria for return to sport after ACLR.

  • Specialty certification in sports physical therapy contributes to the use of the recommended criteria.

  • Psychological factors associated with ACLR are neglected by most Brazilian physical therapists.

  • Most Brazilian physical therapists do not use functional questionnaires after ACLR.

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Available online 17 June 2020
Pulmonary and upper limbs function in children with early stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy compared to their healthy peers
Numan Bulut, Güllü Aydın, İpek Alemdaroğlu-Gürbüz, Ayşe Karaduman, Öznur Yılmaz

  • Pulmonary and upper limbs function start deteriorating in the early stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

  • The decline in pulmonary function is more significant than the decline in upper limbs function in DMD.

  • Functional status can be followed by comparing healthy peers in each stage of DMD.

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Available online 15 June 2020
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

  • 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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Available online 13 June 2020
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

  • 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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Available online 7 June 2020
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

  • 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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Available online 3 June 2020
The addition of blood flow restriction to resistance exercise in individuals with knee pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Mikhail Santos Cerqueira, Wouber Hérickson de Brito Vieira
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Available online 3 June 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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