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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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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
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  • 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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Isokinetic eccentric training is more effective than constant load eccentric training for quadriceps rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled trial
Marlon Francys Vidmar, Bruno Manfredini Baroni, Alexandre Fróes Michelin, Márcio Mezzomo, Ricardo Lugokenski, Gilnei Lopes Pimentel, Marcelo Faria Silva
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Available online 26 July 2019
2002
Effects of cryolipolysis on lower abdomen fat thickness of healthy women and patient satisfaction: a randomized controlled trial
Mariana Falster, Jociane Schardong, Débora Piassarollo dos Santos, Bruna Coimbra Machado, Alessandra Peres, Patrícia Viana da Rosa, Rodrigo Della Méa Plentz
2002

  • A single cryolipolysis session has no effect on abdominal adipose tissue in healthy women.

  • Randomized controlled trial with blind assessor.

  • Ultrassonography was used as a method of evaluating the outcome.

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Available online 31 July 2019
1969
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
1969

  • 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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The Mini-BESTest is an independent predictor of falls in Parkinson Disease
Larissa Karlla Rodrigues Lopes, Aline Alvim Scianni, Lidiane Oliveira Lima, Raquel de Carvalho Lana, Fátima Rodrigues-De-Paula
1963

  • It is important to evaluate dynamic balance ability during fall risk assessment.

  • The Mini-BESTest was the strongest individual predictor of falls in PD.

  • Individuals with scores less than 21.5/28 had 70.7% greater chance of falling.

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Available online 2 August 2019
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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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Sedentary behavior: barriers and facilitators among older adults after hip fracture surgery. A qualitative study
Suzana Albuquerque de Moraes, Ecleide Cunico Furlanetto, Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Monica Rodrigues Perracini
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  • Physical complaints are not the only barriers to reduce sedentary behavior.

  • This population also experiences poor accessibility and lack of social support.

  • Individual barriers like demotivation and self-ageist stereotypes also emerged.

  • Physical therapists should have a comprehensive approach to manage sedentary behavior.

  • Understand barriers and facilitators may help design future clinical trials.

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Available online 24 July 2019
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Alterations in knee sensorimotor brain functional connectivity contributes to ACL injury in male high-school football players: a prospective neuroimaging analysis
Jed A. Diekfuss, Dustin R. Grooms, Katharine S. Nissen, Daniel K. Schneider, Kim D. Barber Foss, Staci Thomas, Scott Bonnette, Jonathan A. Dudley, Weihong Yuan, Danielle L. Reddington, Jonathan D. Ellis, James Leach, Michael Gordon, Craig Lindsey, Ken Rushford, Carlee Shafer, Gregory D. Myer
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  • Prospective brain connectivity was evaluated in male high school football players.

  • Three athletes sustained complete ACL ruptures.

  • Twelve healthy athletes were matched based on school, age, height, weight, and grade.

  • Our sample (n = 3) of ACL-injured athletes exhibited prospective decreased connectivity.

  • We discuss augmenting ACL prevention programs with sensorimotor-based training.

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Available online 2 August 2019
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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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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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