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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:333-41
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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.

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Does trunk and hip muscles strength predict 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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:318-24
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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.

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Combining balance-training interventions with other active interventions may enhance effects on postural control in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Priscila Albuquerque de Araújo, Juliana Maria Pimenta Starling, Vinícius Cunha Oliveira, Ana Paula Bensemann Gontijo, Marisa Cotta Mancini
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:295-305
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  • There was a large effect of BTI combined with other strategies on postural control at short-term.

  • Combining BTI with other intervention may enhance effects on postural control in young CP patients.

  • Due to the very low quality of the current evidence, caution is needed.

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Physical therapy and migraine: musculoskeletal and balance dysfunctions and their relevance for clinical practice
Gabriela Ferreira Carvalho, Annika Schwarz, Tibor Maximilian Szikszay, Waclaw Marceli Adamczyk, Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi, Kerstin Luedtke
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:306-17
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  • Migraine is associated with high levels of disability and comorbidities.

  • Disability levels can be influenced by the presence of aura and migraine chronicity.

  • Manual and exercise therapy aim to reduce musculoskeletal pain and sensitization.

  • Balance and vestibular rehabilitation is suggested to enhance function and reduce dizziness.

  • Patients may benefit from physical examination and tailored treatment paths including education.

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COVID-19 will severely impact older people's lives, and in many more ways than you think!
Paulo H.S. Pelicioni, Stephen R. Lord
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:293-4
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Personal and organizational characteristics associated with evidence-based practice reported by Brazilian physical therapists providing service to people with stroke: a cross-sectional mail survey
Lucas Rodrigues Nascimento, Maria Oliveira Paixão Fernandes, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Aline Alvim Scianni
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:349-57
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  • Brazilian physical therapists had positive attitudes regarding evidence-based practice.

  • Personal characteristics were poorly associated with evidence-based practice.

  • Organizational characteristics could be the main barriers for evidence-based practice.

  • Potential strategies to improve evidence-based practice should include mentoring and research-related activities.

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Postural abnormalities in phenotypes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Ansari Muhammed, Jamal Ali Moiz, Deepika Singla, Mir Shad Ali, Deepak Talwar
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:325-32
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  • Postural abnormalities are more common in people with emphysema.

  • People with emphysema have more head protraction and greater scapular elevation.

  • Postural differences exist between COPD patients and healthy individuals.

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Baseline characteristics did not identify people with low back pain who respond best to a Movement System Impairment-Based classification treatment
Daniel Camara Azevedo, Paulo Henrique Ferreira, Henrique de Oliveira Santos, Daniel Ribeiro Oliveira, Joao Victor Leite de Souza, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:358-64
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  • Participant's characteristics did not identify people who respond best to MSI treatment.

  • Patient's characteristics should not be used to choose between both treatments.

  • Sample size was not determined to detect potential treatment effect modifiers.

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Prediction of maximum oxygen uptake through incremental exercise testing using ventilometry: a cross-sectional study
Fernando Policarpo Barbosa, Paulo Eugênio Silva, Andréa Carmen Guimarães, Carlos Soares Pernambuco, Estélio Henrique Dantas
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:365-72
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  • The high operational cost of implementing CPET hampers its use.

  • Ventilometry combined to ergometric test can be used for estimating V˙ O2max.

  • We analyzed the reliability of ventilometry for estimating V˙ O2max.

  • We presented two reliable equations for estimating V˙ O2max.

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Influence of an unloader brace on lower limb electromyographic activity in individuals with predominant lateral osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Harvi F. Hart, Matthew Holt, Adam I. Semciw, Natalie J. Collins, Kay M. Crossley
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:342-8
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  • Unloader brace did not change co-contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles.

  • Unloader brace produced changes in gluteal and gastrocnemius timing and amplitude, however, the clinical relevance is unclear.

  • There were no differences between adjusted and unadjusted brace conditions.

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Recovery after COVID-19: The potential role of pulmonary rehabilitation
Isis Grigoletto, Vinicius Cavalheri, Fabiano F. de Lima, Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos
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Available online 26 July 2020
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TOPS – a randomized controlled trial of exercise and education to prevent recurrence of low back pain: statistical analysis plan
Giovanni E. Ferreira, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Matthew Leigh Stevens, Mark J. Hancock, Jane Latimer, Trish Wisbey-Roth, Chris G. Maher
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:373-80
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  • We will monitor compliance with the intervention and adverse events.

  • Data will be analyzed following intention-to-treat principles.

  • A cost-effectiveness analysis will be performed.

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Back pain attitudes questionnaire: Cross-cultural adaptation to brazilian-portuguese and measurement properties
Roberto Costa Krug, JP Caneiro, Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Ben Darlow, Marcelo Faria Silva, Jefferson Fagundes Loss
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  • Back-PAQ-Br is a questionnaire that evaluates attitudes and beliefs about back pain

  • Back-PAQ-Br has measurement properties that are similar to the original version

  • Back-PAQ-Br is reliable and valid to assess attitudes and beliefs about back pain

  • Back-PAQ-Br can assess people with and without back pain, and healthcare professionals

  • Back-PAQ-Br can be used in research and in the clinical setting

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Available online 31 July 2020
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Use of the STarT Back Screening Tool in patients with chronic low back pain receiving physical therapy interventions
Flávia Cordeiro Medeiros, Evelyn Cassia Salomão, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Diego Galace de Freitas, Thiago Yukio Fukuda, Renan Lima Monteiro, Marco Aurélio Nemitalla Added, Alessandra Narciso Garcia, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa
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  • The SBST can be used to stratify baseline characteristics in patients with chronic LBP.

  • Global perceived effect and improvement in pain intensity and disability over a 6-month period were consistently greater in patients classified as high risk, followed by those at medium and low-risk.

  • The SBST in isolation predicts disability in both short and medium terms but does not predict pain intensity and global perceived effect.

  • The SBST does not add predictive value to basic baseline characteristics such as age, sex, duration of symptoms, and the initial outcome.

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Physical activity and inactivity among different body composition phenotypes in individuals with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Lorena P. Schneider, Larissa G. Sartori, Felipe V.C. Machado, Daniele Dala Pola, Diery Fernandes Rugila, Raquel P. Hirata, Mariana P. Bertoche, Carlos A. Camillo, Nidia A. Hernandes, Karina C. Furlanetto, Fabio Pitta
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  • Phenotypes of individuals with COPD vary according to body composition and (in)activity.

  • Different clinical impacts are present in patients according to these phenotypes.

  • Obesity associated to sarcopenia and inactivity is the most debilitating phenotype.

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Childhood disability: can people implement the F-words in low and middle-income countries – and how?
Hércules Ribeiro Leite, Paula Silva de Carvalho Chagas, Peter Rosenbaum
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Arm span as a predictor of the six-minute walk test in healthy children
Buse Ozcan Kahraman, Ertugrul Yuksel, Abdurrahman Nalbant, Umut Ziya Kocak, Bayram Unver
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  • 6MWT is the most frequent and well-established test used in clinical settings and research.

  • 6MWT distance has strong positive association with age, arm span, height, and weight.

  • Arm span, similar to height, is a strong predictor of 6MWT distance in healthy children.

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Uncorrected Proof. Available online 31 July 2020
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