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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
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
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
Effects of inspiratory muscle training in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial
Muserrefe Nur Keles, Bulent Elbasan, Umut Apaydin, Zeynep Aribas, Arzu Bakirtas, Nurdan Kokturk

  • Children with cerebral palsy have variable degrees of respiratory muscle weakness.

  • IMT improves respiratory muscle strength, trunk control and exercise capacity in these children.

  • IMT also improves daily living activities and quality of life.

Available Avalilable online 8 April 2018
Prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in former athletes: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Fernanda O. Madaleno, Bruna A. Santos, Vanessa L. Araújo, Vinicius C. Oliveira, Renan A. Resende

  • Prevalence of knee OA in former athletes was 30.0% (95% CI 20.0 to 40.0%).

  • Low-quality evidence suggests that this is likely to change with high-quality studies.

  • Diagnostic criteria for knee OA and sport modality may impact on estimated prevalence.

Available Avalilable online 8 April 2018
Eccentric training combined to neuromuscular electrical stimulation is not superior to eccentric training alone for quadriceps strengthening in healthy subjects: a randomized controlled trial
Claudia Ferreira Gomes da Silva, Felipe Xavier de Lima e Silva, Karoline Baptista Vianna, Gabriel dos Santos Oliveira, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Bruno Manfredini Baroni

  • Eccentric training strengthens the quadriceps muscle.

  • Eccentric training increases muscle thickness and fascicle length.

  • NMES do not change adaptations to eccentric training in healthy subjects.

Available Avalilable online 6 April 2018
Strength of the lower limb and trunk muscles is associated with gait speed in individuals with sub-acute stroke: a cross-sectional study
Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Ludimylla Brennar Alves Camargo, Lorena Dasdores Estarlino, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria

  • Lower limb and trunk muscle strength are associated with comfortable/maximum gait speed in patients with sub-acute stroke.

  • Non-paretic dorsiflexors and left trunk lateral flexors predict comfortable/maximum gait speed in sub-acute stroke.

  • The effects of strengthening in these muscles on post-stroke gait speed need more investigation.

Available Avalilable online 25 March 2018
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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