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Is there any association between abdominal strength training before and during pregnancy and delivery outcome? The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study
Eirin Rise, Kari Bø, Wenche Nystad

  • Pregnant women are encouraged to train the abdominal muscles to enhance normal birth.

  • The results showed a decline in abdominal training during pregnancy.

  • No associations were found between abdominal training and birth outcomes.

  • The results question that abdominal training during pregnancy affect delivery.

Available Avalilable online 16 July 2018
Is occupational or leisure physical activity associated with low back pain? Insights from a cross-sectional study of 1059 participants
Anita B. Amorim, Milena Simic, Evangelos Pappas, Joshua R. Zadro, Eduvigis Carrillo, Juan R. Ordoñana, Paulo H. Ferreira

  • Physical activity is recommended in clinical guidelines for chronic low back pain.

  • Guidelines are silent in regards to which types of physical activity.

  • Leisure physical activity appears to be protective to low back pain.

  • Occupational physical activity appears to be harmful to low back pain.

Available Avalilable online 7 July 2018
Dose–response effects of years of self-reported physical activity on old females’ motor and cognitive function
Juliana Bayeux Dascal, Lianne Maria Jantien Sanders, Edson Gonsales da Cruz Filho, Tibor Hortobágyi

  • Different types of physical activity are strongly associated with motor and cognitive improvements.

  • There is a dose–response relationship between physical activity and physiological improvements.

  • An average of 6.2 years of physical activity had favorable effects on motor functions.

  • An active lifestyle in adulthood is likely to prevent aging-related motor and cognitive decline.

Available Avalilable online 6 July 2018
Steps, duration and intensity of usual walking practice during subacute rehabilitation after stroke: an observational study
Suzanne S. Kuys, Louise Ada, Jennifer Paratz, Sandra G. Brauer

  • Stroke survivors spend approximately 20% of physical therapy time actively walking.

  • Those able to walk without assistance take more steps for longer at a higher intensity.

  • Increased walking practice intensity is needed to drive motor learning.

Available Avalilable online 22 June 2018
A predictive model of isolated and recurrent falls in functionally independent community-dwelling older adults
Pilar Pérez-Ros, Francisco M. Martínez-Arnau, Rafael M. Orti-Lucas, Francisco J. Tarazona-Santabalbina

  • Functionally independent older adults have risk of falling.

  • Isolated and recurrent fallers have different fall risk factors.

  • Alpha-blocker use is a predictor of isolated falls.

  • Fractures, increased BMI and benzodiazepine and beta-blocker use are predictors of recurrent fallers.

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
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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