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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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Beliefs about the body and pain: the critical role in musculoskeletal pain management
J.P. Caneiro, Samantha Bunzli, Peter O'Sullivan
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:17-29
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  • Beliefs are an important target for the management of musculoskeletal pain.

  • Behavioural learning is key to elicit and disconfirm unhelpful beliefs.

  • We propose key principles to guide clinicians in promoting behavioural change.

  • A case illustrates the role beliefs have on musculoskeletal pain management.

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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
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  • 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.

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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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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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Digital physical therapy in the COVID-19 pandemic
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Rodrigo Py Gonçalves Barreto, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:381-3
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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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Heart rate variability: are you using it properly? Standardisation checklist of procedures
Aparecida Maria Catai, Carlos Marcelo Pastre, Moacir Fernades de Godoy, Ester da Silva, Anielle Christine de Medeiros Takahashi, Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:91-102
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  • HRV is used to assess cardiac autonomic modulation.

  • HRV is useful to assess the effect of physical exercise programmes.

  • What are the common shortcomings of using the HRV methodology?

  • What are the recommendations of using HRV collection and analysis methods?

  • Checklist regarding the use of the HRV collection and analysis methodology.

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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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:463-4
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Strategies for a safe and assertive telerehabilitation practice
Iuri Fioratti, Lívia G. Fernandes, Felipe J. Reis, Bruno T. Saragiotto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:113-6
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Knee osteoarthritis: key treatments and implications for physical therapy
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Tania de Fátima Salvini, Timothy E. McAlindon
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:135-46
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  • Patient education, physical exercise, and weight maintenance constitute the first-line knee osteoarthritis treatment approach.

  • There is still neglect of evidence-based strategies in clinical practice.

  • Less than 40% of patients with knee OA receive first-line treatment.

  • The use of adjunct therapies, isolated or in association with gold-standard treatments, is questionable.

  • Surgery is typically a last resort for the management of knee osteoarthritis.

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Pain in COVID-19 patients: A call to action for physical therapists to provide pain management after an episode of COVID-19
Juliana Valentim Bittencourt, Felipe José Jandre Reis, Leandro Alberto Calazans Nogueira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:367-8
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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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SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19): lessons to be learned by Brazilian Physical Therapists
Thiago Fernandes Pinto, Celso R.F. de Carvalho
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:185-6
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Influence of reducing anterior pelvic tilt on shoulder posture and the electromyographic activity of scapular upward rotators
Barbara Alice Junqueira Murta, Thiago Ribeiro Teles Santos, Priscila Albuquerque Araujo, Renan Alves Resende, Juliana Melo Ocarino
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:135-43
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  • This study investigated the influence between pelvis–trunk–shoulder.

  • Active reduction of anterior pelvic tilt decreased trunk extension.

  • Active reduction of anterior pelvic tilt increased lower trapezius activity.

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The London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale cut-off point to discriminate functional status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Aline Almeida Gulart, Anelise Bauer Munari, Suelen Roberta Klein, Raysa Silva Venâncio, Hellen Fontão Alexandre, Anamaria Fleig Mayer
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:264-72
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  • The LCADL%total reflected better outcomes for COPD when compared to LCADLtotal.

  • The 28% cut-off point for LCADL has clinically relevant discriminatory power.

  • The LCADLtotal may compromise the interpretation of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program effects.

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Resistance training decreases matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in quadriceps tendon in a rat model of osteoarthritis
Fernando Augusto Vasilceac, Rita de Cássia Marqueti, Ivo Vieira de Sousa Neto, Dahan da Cunha Nascimento, Mariana Carvalho de Souza, João Luiz Quaglioti Durigan, Stela Márcia Mattiello
Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25:147-55
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  • Osteoarthritis promoted distinct modulation on MMP-2 in the quadriceps versus patellar tendon.

  • There is peri-articular tissue adaptation to resistance training in osteoarthritis.

  • Resistance training downregulates MMP-2 in quadriceps tendon, while in the patellar tendon its effects are limited.

  • Understanding extracellular matrix degeneration is crucial for rehabilitation purposes of osteoarthritis.

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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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Critical evaluation of physical activity questionnaires translated to Brazilian-Portuguese: a systematic review on cross-cultural adaptation and measurements properties
Fernanda Gonçalves Silva, Crystian Bitencourt Oliveira, Thalysi Mayumi Hisamatsu, Ruben Faria Negrão Filho, Caio Russo Dutra Rodrigues, Marcia Rodrigues Franco, Rafael Zambelli Pinto
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:187-218
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  • Measurement properties of most physical activity questionnaires have not been fully tested.

  • Construct validation and reliability of most physical activity questionnaires are not acceptable.

  • Methodological quality of most studies were considered poor.

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Hip muscle weakness and reduced joint range of motion in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: a case-control study
Viviane Bortoluzzi Frasson, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Anete Beling Morales, Anna Torresan, Marco Aurélio Telöken, Paulo David Fortis Gusmão, Marcus Vinicius Crestani, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:39-45
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  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome patients had losses in hip muscle strength.

  • Flexion and rotation movements are reduced in FAI syndrome patients.

  • Reduced hip strength and motion should be considered during rehabilitation programs.

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