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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
9886

  • 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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Kinesiologic considerations for targeting activation of scapulothoracic muscles – part 2: trapezius
Paula R. Camargo, Donald A. Neumann
Braz J Phys Ther. 2019;23:467-75
3635

  • Improper activation of the trapezius is associated with abnormal scapular motions.

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

  • This paper describes and illustrates exercises that target the trapezius.

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Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training improves pain-related and balance outcomes in working-age patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Pattanasin Areeudomwong, Vitsarut Buttagat
Braz J Phys Ther. 2019;23:428-36
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  • PNF training statistically improves pain intensity, disability and static balance of working-age CLBP people.

  • Magnitudes of difference of outcomes between PNF training and general trunk exercises did not reach clinical important changes.

  • The therapist should take into account to use these interventions in rehabilitation programme for CLBP patients.

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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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Factors affecting exercise program adherence in acute hip fracture patients and impact on one-year survival
Ana María Rosas Hernández, Teresa Alarcón, Rocío Menéndez-Colino, Isabel Martín Maestre, Juan Ignacio González-Montalvo, Ángel Otero Puime
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  • Three quarters of acute hip fracture patients were able to fully adhere with an Early Inpatient Exercise Program (EIEP).

  • Living at home, absence of disability/cognitive impairment and comorbidities before an acute hip fracture is associated with Early Inpatient Exercise Program adherence.

  • Early Inpatient Exercise Program adherence is an independent predictor of one-year survival in patients with acute hip fracture in community dwelling.

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Available online 2 August 2019
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Understanding and interpreting confidence and credible intervals around effect estimates
Luiz Hespanhol, Caio Sain Vallio, Lucíola Menezes Costa, Bruno T Saragiotto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2019;23:290-301
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  • Confidence intervals (CI) measure the uncertainty around effect estimates.

  • Frequentist 95% CI: we can be 95% confident that the true estimate would lie within the interval.

  • Bayesian 95% CI: there is a 95% probability that the true estimate would lie within the interval.

  • Decision-making should not be made considering only the dichotomized interpretation of CIs.

  • Training and education may enhance knowledge related to understanding and interpreting CIs.

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Comprehensive movement system screening tool (MSST) for athletes: Development and measurement properties
Courtney M. Butowicz, Marisa Pontillo, David Ebaugh, Sheri P. Silfies
1970

  • Movement inefficiency and/or impaired stability and mobility increase athletic injury risk.

  • The movement system screening tool was developed to assess athletic injury risk factors.

  • The presented novel screen is a valid and reliable assessment of movement performance.

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Available online 16 November 2019
1965
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy: a meta-analysis
Ana Paula Salazar, Aline Souza Pagnussat, Gabriela Alves Pereira, Gabriela Scopel, Janice Luisa Lukrafka
Braz J Phys Ther. 2019;23:378-86
1965

  • NMES might be used as adjuvant therapy to improve sitting and standing GMFM dimensions.

  • NMES is not better than PT alone to improve GMFM walking dimension.

  • Further research is still necessary to determine the precise effects of NMES on GMFM.

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Can high-intensity interval training change cardiac autonomic control? A systematic review
Raphael Martins de Abreu, Patrícia Rehder-Santos, Rodrigo Polaquini Simões, Aparecida Maria Catai
Braz J Phys Ther. 2019;23:279-89
1904

  • HIIT can benefits the HRV, especially in healthy and MetS subjects.

  • The HIIT can be used in cardiovascular rehabilitation and prevention.

  • Future randomized clinical trials are needed to confirm the effectiveness of HIIT.

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Relationship between lower limb coordination and walking speed after stroke: an observational study
May Suk-Man Kwan, Leanne M. Hassett, Louise Ada, Colleen G. Canning
Braz J Phys Ther. 2019;23:527-31
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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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