Journal Information
Vol. 22. Issue 6.
Pages 435-526 (01 November 2018)
How to increase the visibility of scientific articles through social media?
Amanda Costa Araujo, Dafne Port Nascimento, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:435-6
Systematic review
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.

Original research
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.

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.

Effects of practice on visual finger-force control in children at risk of developmental coordination disorder
Maria Angélica da Rocha Diz, Marcela de Castro Ferracioli, Cynthia Yukiko Hiraga, Marcio Alves de Oliveira, Ana Maria Pellegrini
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:467-73

  • Children at rDCD use feedback to improve their ability to fine-tune.

  • Children at rDCD are more dependent of the visual feedback than TD children.

  • Children at rDCD are more variable than TD children on fine-tune after practice.

Isometric muscle strength in children and adolescents using Handheld dynamometry: reliability and normative data for the Brazilian population
Lígia Maria Tezo Daloia, Marisa Maia Leonardi-Figueiredo, Edson Zangiacomi Martinez, Ana Claudia Mattiello-Sverzut
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:474-83

  • Boys develop more pronounced isometric muscular strength starting at 10 years of age and it peaks at 14 and 15 years.

  • The Handheld dynamometer has excellent inter-rater reliability and an intra-rater agreement for all muscle groups tested.

  • The development of muscle strength for the Brazilian population is similar to that observed in the northern hemisphere.

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.

Effects of inspiratory muscle training in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial
Muserrefe Nur Keles, Bulent Elbasan, Umut Apaydin, Zeynep Aribas, Arzu Bakirtas, Nurdan Kokturk
Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:493-501

  • Children with cerebral palsy have variable degrees of respiratory muscle weakness.

  • IMT improves respiratory muscle strength, trunk control and exercise capacity in these children.

  • IMT also improves daily living activities and quality of life.

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.

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.

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.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2018;22:I-II
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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