Journal Information
Vol. 24. Issue 4.
Pages 293-380 (01 July 2020)
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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Systematic review
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

  • 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

  • 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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Original research
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

  • 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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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

  • 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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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

  • 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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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

  • 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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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

  • 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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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

  • 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

  • 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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Clinical trial protocol
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

  • 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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