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Pectoralis minor muscle elongation and scapulothoracic motion do not differ in individuals with short versus typical resting pectoralis minor muscle length: a cross-sectional study
David Ebaugh, Travis Pollen, Jason Mohring, Kelly Gerrity, Noel Goodstadt, Margaret Finley

  • Individuals in the short and typical resting PMm length groups had similar amounts of PMm elongation during active and passive lengthening procedures.

  • These groups also had similar amounts of PMm length change, and scapulothoracic motion during overhead arm motions.

  • These results support the need for further research to better understand how resting PMm length influences PMm elongation and scapulothoracic motion.

  • Findings from this study should not be applied to individuals with shoulder pain as the study participants were free from shoulder pain at the time of the study.

Available Avalilable online 18 June 2018
Physical therapists’ perceptions about patients with incomplete post-traumatic paraplegia adherence to recommended home exercises: a qualitative study
Ismini Serpanou, Evanthia Sakellari, Maria Psychogiou, Sofia Zyga, Despina Sapountzi-Krepia

  • Obstacles during rehabilitation need to be faced in order to promote adherence.

  • Financial crisis has an impact in adherence to recommended home exercises.

  • Communication, individual's needs, capacities, and resources are essential for adherence.

Available Avalilable online 18 June 2018
Letter to editor in chief: Do hip muscle weakness and dynamic knee valgus matter for the clinical evaluation and decision making process in patients with patellofemoral pain?
João Barboza da Silva Neto, Thiago Yukio Fukuda
Available Avalilable online 25 May 2018
Isometric muscle strength in children and adolescents using Handheld dynamometry: reliability and normative data for the Brazilian population
Lígia Maria Tezo Daloia, Marisa Maia Leonardi-Figueiredo, Edson Zangiacomi Martinez, Ana Claudia Mattiello-Sverzut

  • Boys develop more pronounced isometric muscular strength starting at 10 years of age and it peaks at 14 and 15 years.

  • The Handheld dynamometer has excellent inter-rater reliability and an intra-rater agreement for all muscle groups tested.

  • The development of muscle strength for the Brazilian population is similar to that observed in the northern hemisphere.

Available Avalilable online 23 May 2018
Reference values for muscle strength: a systematic review with a descriptive meta-analysis
Poliana do Amaral Benfica, Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Luane Helena Nunes Bernardino, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria

  • Most of the studies included in this review showed adequate methodological quality.

  • There is information only on the reference values for muscle strength measured with dynamometers/myometers.

  • The meta-analysis provided reference values for the strength of 14 muscle groups.

Available Avalilable online 13 May 2018
Can diaphragmatic breathing modify chest wall volumes during inspiratory loaded breathing in patients with heart failure?
Susan Martins Lage, Raquel Rodrigues Britto, Daniella Cunha Brandão, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Armèle Dornelas de Andrade, Verônica Franco Parreira

  • Inspiratory loaded breathing (ILB) modifies chest wall volumes in patients with heart failure (HF).

  • ILB associated with diaphragmatic breathing (ILBdi) increases abdominal volume in these patients.

  • Chest wall tidal volume and breathing pattern variables are similar between ILB and ILBdi.

Available Avalilable online 9 May 2018
Physical therapists’ perceptions and experiences about barriers and facilitators of therapeutic patient-centred relationships during outpatient rehabilitation: a qualitative study
Jaume Morera-Balaguer, José Martín Botella-Rico, Mari Carmen Martínez-González, Francesc Medina-Mirapeix, Óscar Rodríguez-Nogueira

  • Physical therapist's perception regarding therapeutic patient-centred relationship.

  • Improve understanding patients’ contextual factors and features of physical space.

  • Patient-centred relationship depends on professional, patient's attitudes and context.

Available Avalilable online 26 April 2018
Predictive factors for progression through the difficulty levels of Pilates exercises in patients with low back pain: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial
Katherinne Ferro Moura Franco, Yuri Rafael dos Santos Franco, Naiane Teixeira Bastos de Oliveira, Rosimeire Simprini Padula, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral

  • Progression through the difficulty levels of Pilates exercises is empirically guided by the therapist.

  • It is important to identify which factors may slow or improve this progression.

  • Factors such as pain and disability do not slow the progression of exercise.

  • Previous physical activity, educational level, age and number of absences slow the progression.

  • Therapists should use this information when progressing exercises.

Available Avalilable online 25 April 2018
Effects of practice on visual finger-force control in children at risk of developmental coordination disorder
Maria Angélica da Rocha Diz, Marcela de Castro Ferracioli, Cynthia Yukiko Hiraga, Marcio Alves de Oliveira, Ana Maria Pellegrini

  • Children at rDCD use feedback to improve their ability to fine-tune.

  • Children at rDCD are more dependent of the visual feedback than TD children.

  • Children at rDCD are more variable than TD children on fine-tune after practice.

Available Avalilable online 24 April 2018
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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