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Kinesiologic considerations for targeting activation of scapulothoracic muscles - part 1: serratus anterior
Donald A. Neumann, Paula R. Camargo
Braz J Phys Ther. 2019;23:459-66
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  • The serratus anterior (SA) is associated with shoulder painful conditions.

  • This paper reviews the anatomy, kinesiology, and pathokinesiology of the SA.

  • This paper describes and illustrates exercises that specifically target the activation of the SA.

  • This paper can help clinicians develop exercises that specifically challenge the SA.

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Heart rate variability: are you using it properly? Standardisation checklist of procedures
Aparecida Maria Catai, Carlos Marcelo Pastre, Moacir Fernades de Godoy, Ester da Silva, Anielle Christine de Medeiros Takahashi, Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:91-102
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  • HRV is used to assess cardiac autonomic modulation.

  • HRV is useful to assess the effect of physical exercise programmes.

  • What are the common shortcomings of using the HRV methodology?

  • What are the recommendations of using HRV collection and analysis methods?

  • Checklist regarding the use of the HRV collection and analysis methodology.

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Influence of reducing anterior pelvic tilt on shoulder posture and the electromyographic activity of scapular upward rotators
Barbara Alice Junqueira Murta, Thiago Ribeiro Teles Santos, Priscila Albuquerque Araujo, Renan Alves Resende, Juliana Melo Ocarino
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:135-43
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  • This study investigated the influence between pelvis–trunk–shoulder.

  • Active reduction of anterior pelvic tilt decreased trunk extension.

  • Active reduction of anterior pelvic tilt increased lower trapezius activity.

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Hip muscle weakness and reduced joint range of motion in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: a case-control study
Viviane Bortoluzzi Frasson, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Anete Beling Morales, Anna Torresan, Marco Aurélio Telöken, Paulo David Fortis Gusmão, Marcus Vinicius Crestani, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:39-45
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  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome patients had losses in hip muscle strength.

  • Flexion and rotation movements are reduced in FAI syndrome patients.

  • Reduced hip strength and motion should be considered during rehabilitation programs.

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Influence of posture, sex, and age on breathing pattern and chest wall motion in healthy subjects
Liliane Patrícia De Souza Mendes, Danielle Soares Rocha Vieira, Leticia Silva Gabriel, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora, Armèle Dornelas De Andrade, Daniella Cunha Brandão, Maria Clara Goes, Guilherme Augusto Freitas Fregonezi, Raquel Rodrigues Britto, Verônica Franco Parreira
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  • Aging reduces rib cage contribution and increase abdominal contribution.

  • Aging increases end-inspiratory and end-expiratory chest wall volumes.

  • Sitting position might benefit patients who present reduced tidal volume.

  • Posture influences all variables of breathing pattern and chest wall motion, except respiratory rate and duty cycle.

  • Women present higher thoracic contribution to the tidal volume.

Available online 7 April 2019
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Does trunk and hip muscles strength predict the performance during a core stability test?
Renan Alves Resende, Samuel Henrique Oliveira Jardim, Renato Guilherme Trede Filho, Rodrigo Oliveira Mascarenhas, Juliana Melo Ocarino, Luciana De Michelis Mendonça
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  • The bridge test with knee extension is a valid test to measure core stability.

  • Trunk rotators strength predicts the performance during this test.

  • Hip extensors and internal rotators strength can also predict the performance during the test.

  • Addressing these muscles might be important in people with poor performance during the bridge test.

Available online 4 April 2019
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Pressure pain hypersensitivity and referred pain from muscle trigger points in elite male wheelchair basketball players
Ricardo Ortega-Santiago, Álvaro J. González-Aguado, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Joshua A. Cleland, Ana I. de-la-Llave-Rincón, Mateusz D. Kobylarz, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano
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  • Wheelchair basketball players with shoulder pain get localized pain sensitivity.

  • Basketball players without shoulder pain had similar pressure pain sensitivity.

  • Elite wheelchair basketball players with shoulder pain get active trigger points.

  • The referred pain elicited by active trigger points reproduced shoulder pain.

  • Basketball players without shoulder pain get similar latent trigger points.

Available online 4 August 2019
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The London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale cut-off point to discriminate functional status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Aline Almeida Gulart, Anelise Bauer Munari, Suelen Roberta Klein, Raysa Silva Venâncio, Hellen Fontão Alexandre, Anamaria Fleig Mayer
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  • The LCADL%total reflected better outcomes for COPD when compared to LCADLtotal.

  • The 28% cut-off point for LCADL has clinically relevant discriminatory power.

  • The LCADLtotal may compromise the interpretation of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program effects.

Available online 2 April 2019
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Communicating vessels volumeter to measure upper extremity lymphedema after breast cancer: reliability and criterion validity compared to the gold standard
Rogério Mendonça de Carvalho, Fausto Miranda Jr
Braz J Phys Ther. 2019;23:532-40
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  • Lymphedema reduces the quality of life of patients after breast cancer.

  • Objective measurement of lymphedema is essential to monitor treatment.

  • Circumference and costly measurements are inaccurate for irregular surfaces.

  • CVV volumes were statistically equal to those of the overflow method.

  • CVV volumes were closer to the actual volume of the phantom.

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Critical evaluation of physical activity questionnaires translated to Brazilian-Portuguese: a systematic review on cross-cultural adaptation and measurements properties
Fernanda Gonçalves Silva, Crystian Bitencourt Oliveira, Thalysi Mayumi Hisamatsu, Ruben Faria Negrão Filho, Caio Russo Dutra Rodrigues, Marcia Rodrigues Franco, Rafael Zambelli Pinto
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  • Measurement properties of most physical activity questionnaires have not been fully tested.

  • Construct validation and reliability of most physical activity questionnaires are not acceptable.

  • Methodological quality of most studies were considered poor.

Available online 11 May 2019
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