Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
ISSN: 1413-3555

The Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy (BJPT) is the official publication of the Brazilian Society of Physical Therapy Research and Graduate Studies (ABRAPG-Ft). It publishes original research articles on topics related to the areas of physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, including clinical, basic or applied studies on the assessment, prevention, and treatment of movement disorders.

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Impact factor 2021
4.762
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Citescore 2021
4.7
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SJR 2021
0.882
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SNIP 2021
1.947
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Issue
Vol. 26. Issue 3.
(01 Maio 2022)
Editorial
Maximising individualisation of sports injury risk reduction approach to reach success
Pascal Edouard, Benjamin Caumeil, Evert Verhagen, Gaël Guilhem, Alexis Ruffault
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100394
Highlights

  • To individualise injury risk reduction measures could help to better match athlete's individual characteristics and should thus improve their effectiveness.

  • To individualise injury risk reduction measures could help to improve athlete adherence into such measures and consequently their effectiveness.

  • This maximised individualised approach is proposed to be used whatever the sport (i.e., individual and teams sports) in both scientific studies and real-world settings, with an end-user centred approach (especially athlete-centred approach) and a co-construction of the injury risk reduction measures with all stakeholders.

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Original research
Is the angular onset of pain during arm elevation associated to functioning in individuals with rotator cuff related shoulder pain?
Gustavo Ricci Noés, Melina Nevoeiro Haik, Henrique Pott-Junior, Rodrigo Py Gonçalves Barreto, Larissa Pechincha Ribeiro, Dayana Patricia Rosa, Paula Rezende Camargo
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100403
Highlights

  • The angular onset of pain is associated to upper limb function in RCRSP.

  • Male sex and being younger are related to better functioning of the upper limbs.

  • Angular onset of pain above 120° is highly frequent in individuals with RCRSP.

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Types of physical activity performed pre and post stroke
Natalie A. Fini, Julie Bernhardt, Anne E. Holland
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100412
Highlights

  • High functioning stroke survivors often return to pre-stroke physical activity.

  • High functioning but previously inactive stroke survivors can become active.

  • Self-reported activity overestimates objective physical activity post-stroke.

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Which psychosocial factors are related to severe pain and functional limitation in patients with low back pain?
Leticia Amaral Corrêa, Stephanie Mathieson, Ney Armando de Mello Meziat-Filho, Felipe José Reis, Arthur de Sá Ferreira, Leandro Alberto Calazans Nogueira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100413
HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cognitive factors are related to unfavourable clinical outcomes in patients with LBP.

  • Kinesiophobia, catastrophizing, and maladaptive beliefs played a negative role in LBP.

  • Anxiety, symptoms of depression, and perceived stress were not linked to severe pain.

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Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and measurement properties of the psychosomatic questionnaire for children and adolescents with musculoskeletal pain into Brazilian-Portuguese
Veronica Souza Santos, Steven J. Kamper, Barbara Isabel Aparecida Camargo, Mariana Nascimento Leite, Bruno T. Saragiotto, Leonardo O.P. Costa, Tiê P. Yamato
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100399
Highlights

  • The Psychosomatic Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents was easily understood.

  • The Psychosomatic Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents had good reliability and validity.

  • The Psychosomatic Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents can be used with Brazilian-Portuguese speaking children and adolescents with musculoskeletal pain.

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Development of a customized booklet of foot-ankle exercises for people with diabetes mellitus as a management and prevention tool for musculoskeletal complications
Jady Luara Veríssimo, Isabel C.N. Sacco, Maria Helena Morgani de Almeida, Cristina Dallemole Sartor, Eneida Yuri Suda
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100402
Highlights

  • The booklet is a material for continuous health care of the foot-ankle.

  • The booklet has the aim of improving the musculoskeletal function of the foot-ankle.

  • The booklet is intended to be a preventive tool for the impacts of DPN progression.

  • The material offers an exercise regime with a personalized progression.

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Influence of lower limb torque, range of motion, and foot alignment in patellar rotation (Arno angle) in athletes
Eliane de Morais Machado, Fabrício Rapello, Juliana M. Ocarino, Sérgio T. Fonseca, Luciana De Michelis Mendonça
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100414
Highlights

  • Patellar alignment may influence the risk of knee injury in athletes.

  • Arno angle is a feasible method to measure frontal plane patellar rotation.

  • Higher hip external rotators torque was associated with lateral patellar rotation.

  • Other non-local factors were not associated with Arno angle in healthy athletes.

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Perceptions and preferences of patients with cardiac conditions to the inclusion of virtual reality-based therapy with conventional cardiovascular rehabilitation: A qualitative study
Mayara Moura Alves da Cruz, Isis Grigoletto, Ana Laura Ricci-Vitor, Jessica Malek da Silva, Marcia Rodrigues Franco, Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100419
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Scapulothoracic muscle activity during kinetic chain variations of a prone elevation exercise
Dorien Borms, Annelies Maenhout, Kelly Berckmans, Valentien Spanhove, Fran Vanderstukken, Ann Cools
Braz J Phys Ther. 2022;26:100420
Highlights

  • Challenging the kinetic chain influences upper trapezius muscle activity.

  • Adding external rotation resistance decreases upper trapezius activity.

  • Adding trunk extension increases upper trapezius activity.

  • Changing exercise position does not change scapular muscle activity.

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