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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:452-8

  • 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.

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and interferential current demonstrate similar effects in relieving acute and chronic pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Camila Cadena de Almeida, Vinicius Z. Maldaner da Silva, Gerson Cipriano Júnior, Richard Eloin Liebano, Joao Luiz Quagliotti Durigan
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:347-54

  • Both TENS and IFC have been indicated to reduce pain intensity.

  • TENS and IFC have similar effects on pain intensity.

  • Physical therapists could choose either TENS or IFC and expect similar treatment effects.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:459-66

  • 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.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:484-92

  • 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.

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Do hip muscle weakness and dynamic knee valgus matter for the clinical evaluation and decision-making process in patients with patellofemoral pain?
Nayra Deise dos Anjos Rabelo, Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:105-9

  • Hip muscle weakness in PFP patients may be consequence and not the cause of pain.

  • Pain and disability may not be associated with kinematics after treatment.

  • Hip muscle weakness may have no causal relationship with dynamic knee valgus.

  • The mechanical factors that may impair the management of PFP are likely to be overestimated.

  • PFP patients should be treated on a biopsychosocial approach.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:512-8

  • 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.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:437-51

  • 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.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:502-11

  • 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.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:519-26

  • 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.

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Effects of three interventions in facilitating voluntary pelvic floor muscle contraction in women: a randomized controlled trial
Elaine Cristine L. Mateus-Vasconcelos, Luiz Gustavo O. Brito, Patricia Driusso, Thaís D. Silva, Flávia I. Antônio, Cristine H.J. Ferreira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:391-9

  • Training of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) is essential in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions.

  • Only women who are able to contract the PFM are eligible for PFM training.

  • There is no consensus as to the best method to facilitate PFM contraction.

  • Vaginal palpation with posterior pelvic tilt and vaginal palpation showed the larger effect to facilitate a PFM contraction.

  • There was significant improvement among all of the groups in UI and the largest changes were respectively noted in the PG, PTG, ESG and CG.

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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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