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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
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  • 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 online 7 July 2018
696
Tackling low back pain in Brazil: a wake-up call
Giovanni Ferreira, Luciola Menezes Costa, Airton Stein, Jan Hartvigsen, Rachelle Buchbinder, Chris G. Maher
696

  • Low back pain is the leading cause of years lived with disability in Brazil.

  • Brazil has adopted unwarranted practices in the management of low back pain.

  • Brazil faces a significant challenge with overuse of medical services for LBP.

  • Tackling low back pain will require engagement of all relevant stakeholders.

Available online 16 October 2018
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Knee extensor muscles strength indicates global lower-limb strength in individuals who have suffered a stroke: A cross-sectional study
Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Júlia Caetano Martins, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Camila Lima Gervásio Mendes, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho De Morais Faria
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  • Knee extensor muscle strength indicates global lower-limb strength following a stroke.

  • The use of a single measure of muscle strength can reduce assessment burden.

  • MST statistical analyses’ results are similar to those seen when using a dynamometer.

  • MST can be used to assess lower-limb strength post-stroke.

Available online 22 August 2018
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The effectiveness of dry needling for patients with orofacial pain associated with temporomandibular dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Clécio Vier, Marina Barbosa de Almeida, Marcos Lisboa Neves, Adair Roberto Soares dos Santos, Marcelo Anderson Bracht
Braz J Phys Ther 2019;23:3-11
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  • Dry needling (DN) is commonly used for Orofacial pain treatment.

  • DN is better than other interventions for pain in the short-term.

  • DN is better than sham therapy on pressure pain threshold in the short-term.

  • Due to the very low quality of evidence and the small effect size, caution is needed.

  • Randomized controlled trials of high methodological quality are needed.

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Identification of relevant categories for inpatient physical therapy care using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: a Brazilian survey
Luciana Narciso Paschoal, Patrícia Nery De Souza, Cassia Maria Buchalla, Christina May Moran De Brito, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
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  • Therapists in the hospital should assess functioning to develop the rehabilitation plan.

  • The use of the ICF contributes to a standardized documentation and communication.

  • The relevant ICF categories for inpatient physical therapy care are identified.

  • The use of the selected categories enables the practical application of the ICF.

Available online 23 August 2018
618
Is forward head posture relevant to cervical muscles performance and neck pain? A case–control study
Leila Ghamkhar, Amir Hossein Kahlaee
618

  • Forward head posture is not associated with muscular performance in either groups.

  • Forward head posture does not explain pain and disability in CNP patients.

  • The muscle size–endurance relationship is affected in CNP.

  • Deep cervical muscles are selectively affected in the presence of CNP.

Available online 23 August 2018
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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
Braz J Phys Ther 2019;23:19-26
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  • 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.

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Concurrent validity of handheld dynamometer measurements for scapular protraction strength
Ricardo Marcos Liberatori Junior, Walter Ansanello Netto, Gabriela Ferreira Carvalho, Gisele Garcia Zanca, Salomão Chade Assan Zatiti, Stela Marcia Mattiello
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  • Handheld dynamometer may be considered valid for scapular protraction strength test.

  • The best correlation with the gold standard occurs with subjects tested seated.

  • Handheld dynamometer tends to overestimate the peak force.

Available online 23 August 2018
570
Mechanical properties, safety and resistance values of Lemgruber® elastic tubing
Fabiano Francisco de Lima, Carlos Augusto Camillo, Elton Aparecido Prado dos Reis, Aldo Eloizo Job, Bruna Spolador de Alencar Silva, Marko Topalovic, Dionei Ramos, Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos
Braz J Phys Ther 2019;23:41-7
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  • Lemgruber® elastic tubes (LET) can be safely stretched up to 8 times in length.

  • Resistance from individual tubes varies from 3N to 537N depending on elongation.

  • Reference equations for resistance and elongation are provided.

  • Results offer increased knowledge of LET for its use in clinical practice.

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Validity of the accelerometer and smartphone application in estimating energy expenditure in individuals with chronic stroke
Giselle S. Faria, Janaine C. Polese, Giane A. Ribeiro-Samora, Aline A. Scianni, Christina D.C.M. Faria, Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela
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  • The GT3X®ActiGraph accelerometer does not provide valid measures of energy expenditure in individuals with chronic stroke.

  • The Google Fit® smartphone application does not provide valid measures of energy expenditure in individuals with chronic stroke.

  • Objective measures of energy expenditure of stroke individuals are necessary.

  • Physical activity monitors should be created based upon group-specific equations.

Available online 22 August 2018
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