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Beliefs about the body and pain: the critical role in musculoskeletal pain management.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 20. Epub 2020 Jun 20.

School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Australia; Body Logic Physiotherapy, Perth, Australia.

Background: Beliefs about the body and pain play a powerful role in behavioural and emotional responses to musculoskeletal pain. What a person believes and how they respond to their musculoskeletal pain can influence how disabled they will be by pain. Importantly, beliefs are modifiable and are therefore considered an important target for the treatment of pain-related disability. Read More

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Current physical therapy care of patients undergoing breast reconstruction for breast cancer: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom and Brazil.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 4. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Background: In both the United Kingdom (UK) and Brazil, women undergoing mastectomy should be offered breast reconstruction. Patients may benefit from physical therapy to prevent and treat muscular deficits. However, there are uncertainties regarding which physical therapy program to recommend. Read More

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Construct and criterion validity of the functional gait assessment-Brazil in community-dwelling older adults.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 9. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Science, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil; School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: The functional gait assessment (FGA) is a reliable instrument to evaluate walking balance in the Brazilian older population. However, other measurement properties need investigation.

Objective: To determine the construct and criterion validity of the FGA-Brazil and its ceiling and floor effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.008DOI Listing

The usage of multidisciplinary physical therapies at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Summer Games: an observational study.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 15. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Division of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Background: This observational research study analyses the uptake of physical therapies treatments in the Polyclinic during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Objective: To describe the usage of physical therapies services - physical therapy, osteopath, chiropractic, and sports massage - by athletes and non-athletes and across different sports.

Methods: The multidisciplinary team of physical therapies recorded treatment modalities, information on provider discipline and reason for attendance, in an Electronic Medical Record system throughout the 32 days of operation of the Olympic Polyclinic. Read More

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Is pelvic floor muscle strength and thickness associated with pelvic organ prolapse in Nepali women? - A cross-sectional study.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 6. Epub 2020 Jun 6.

Discipline of Obstetrics Gynaecology and Neonatology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Pelvic floor muscle function has been shown to be inversely associated with pelvic organ prolapse in Western women, however differences have been documented between ethnic groups.

Objective: To determine if pelvic floor muscle strength and thickness and hiatal area are associated with pelvic organ prolapse in Nepali women.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included non-pregnant Nepali women ≥18 years attending an outpatient gynecology clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Read More

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Pelvic floor muscle tenderness on digital palpation among women: convergent validity with central sensitization.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 6. Epub 2020 Jun 6.

School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; The WOMB-The World of My Baby, Milton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Tenderness on palpation of the pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) is a clinical assessment tool used alongside other tests to identify PFM involvement in pelvic complaints including pelvic pain. Although reliability of PFM tenderness has been determined, validity has yet to be established.

Objectives: To assess convergent validity of PFM tenderness on digital palpation with the presence of central pain mechanism, as determined by a score of greater than 40 on the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.013DOI Listing

Current clinical practice and return-to-sport criteria after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a survey of Brazilian physical therapists.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 4. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Physical Education, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Adherence to the use of recommended measures/criteria for return to sport clearance after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is crucial for successful rehabilitation.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to describe the current clinical practice of Brazilian physical therapists that treat patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction , including the measures/criteria used to support the decision-making process regarding return to sport. The secondary aim was to investigate factors associated with the use of the most recommended measures/criteria for RTS. Read More

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Pulmonary and upper limbs function in children with early stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy compared to their healthy peers.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 5. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Faculty of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Pulmonary and upper limbs function of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) are known to deteriorate throughout the disease process. However, there is a lack of information on the extent of impairments in the early stages of DMD when compared to healthy peers.

Objective: To investigate to what extent pulmonary and upper limbs function of children with early stage DMD are impaired. Read More

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Association between sensory processing and activity performance in children with cerebral palsy levels I-II on the gross motor function classification system.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 29. Epub 2020 May 29.

Department of Physical Therapy, Neuropediatrics Section, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brazil.

Background: Investigating the influence of sensory processing disorders on the level of function of children with cerebral palsy (CP) may help therapists identify specific impairments that impact activity and participation in these children. This may provide direction on selection of interventions to improve function and quality of life.

Objectives: To investigate if sensory processing disorders in children with CP levels I and II on the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) are associated with activity performance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.007DOI Listing

Comparing the experience of individuals with primary and secondary lymphoedema: A qualitative study.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that has significant detrimental impact on patients' quality of life. Secondary lymphoedema often results from anti-tumour treatment, in contrast to primary lymphoedema which is the result of genetic abnormalities that leads to an abnormal development of the lymphatic system.

Objective: To describe and compare the experience of individuals with primary and secondary lymphoedema. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.009DOI Listing

Difference in the running biomechanics between preschoolers and adults.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China; School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus, Australia.

Background: High vertical loading rate is associated with a variety of running-related musculoskeletal injuries. There is evidence supporting that non-rearfoot footstrike pattern, greater cadence, and shorter stride length may reduce the vertical loading rate. These features appear to be common among preschoolers, who seem to experience lower running injury incidence, leading to a debate whether adults should accordingly modify their running form. Read More

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The addition of blood flow restriction to resistance exercise in individuals with knee pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 29. Epub 2020 May 29.

Neuromuscular Performance Analysis Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Avenida Senador Salgado Filho, 3000- Campus Universitário, Lagoa Nova, CEP: 59072-970 Natal, RN, Brazil. Electronic address:

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Use of supplemental oxygen during exercise testing and training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a survey of Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 15. Epub 2020 May 15.

Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to determine, in Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs for people with COPD: (1) whether oxygen saturation (SpO) was monitored during exercise testing; (2) whether supplemental oxygen was available during exercise testing and/or training; (3) whether oxygen was prescribed during exercise training; and the reason for providing oxygen; (4) whether a protocol was available for supplemental oxygen prescription during exercise training.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional multi-center study using a purposed-designed survey. De-identified survey data were analyzed and the absolute number and percentage of responses were recorded for each question. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.003DOI Listing

Analysis of the measurement properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 in patients with fibromyalgia.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Master's and Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objective: To analyze the measurement properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 in patients with fibromyalgia.

Methods: Assessment was made at three time points: baseline (n=130) and 15 days (n=54) and eight weeks after baseline (n=51). Data collected at baseline were used to assess internal consistency, criterion and construct validity, and ceiling and floor effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.004DOI Listing

Reply to letter to editor on "The addition of blood flow restriction to resistance exercise in individuals with knee pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis".

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 29. Epub 2020 May 29.

Rehabilitation in Health Research Center, CIRES, Universidad de las Américas, Echaurren Street 140, 3rd floor, Santiago, Chile; Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad SEK, Santiago, Chile.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.006DOI Listing

Impaired performance of women with patellofemoral pain during functional tests.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 22. Epub 2020 May 22.

Laboratory of Human Movement, Department of Physical Therapy, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina, PR, Brazil; Education, Research and Extension Laboratory of Sports Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina, PR, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objective: To compare the performance, reliability, and validity of functional tests between women with and without patellofemoral pain.

Methods: Twenty women with a diagnosis of patellofemoral pain between 18 and 40 years of age and 20 age-matched pain-free controls participated in the study. All participants performed a set of five function tests: sitting-rising test, sit-to-stand in 30 seconds, stair-climb test, stair descent test, and six-minute step test. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.002DOI Listing

TOPS - a randomized controlled trial of exercise and education to prevent recurrence of low back pain: statistical analysis plan.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney, Australia.

Background: This a priori statistical analysis plan describes the methods of analysis for the Trial Of Prevention Strategies for low back pain (TOPS).

Objectives: TOPS aimed to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of exercise and education classes compared with a minimal intervention control in preventing recurrence of low back pain (LBP) in people who have recently recovered from an episode of LBP.

Methods: TOPS is a superiority, pragmatic, parallel-group randomized controlled trial with allocation concealment, blinded outcome assessors, and intention-to-treat analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.001DOI Listing

Investigating the rigour of research findings in experimental studies assessing the effects of breaking up prolonged sitting - extended scoping review.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 15. Epub 2020 May 15.

Physical Activity Laboratory, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia; Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.

Objectives: Sedentary behaviour research is a relatively new field, much of which has emerged since the widespread acceptance of clinical trial registration. The aim of this study was to investigate the trial registration and related issues in studies investigating the effect of frequent activity interruptions to prolonged sitting-time.

Methods: Secondary analysis of a scoping review including systematic searches of databases and trial registries. Read More

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and heat to reduce pain in a chronic low back pain population: a randomized controlled clinical trial.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 12. Epub 2020 May 12.

Rehabilitation Research Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Frailty in Ageing Research Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Background: Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The therapeutic management of patients with chronic LBP is challenging.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of heat and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation combined on pain relief in participants with chronic low back pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.001DOI Listing

Has physical therapists' management of musculoskeletal conditions improved over time?

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 5. Epub 2020 May 5.

School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Background: Our 2019 systematic review found that up to 63% of physical therapists provided recommended care for musculoskeletal conditions, up to 43% provided non-recommended care, and up to 81% provided care of unknown value. We included studies published as early as 1993 and as recent as 2017.

Objective: To determine whether physical therapists' treatment choices for musculoskeletal conditions have improved over time. Read More

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SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19): lessons to be learned by Brazilian Physical Therapists.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May - Jun;24(3):185-186. Epub 2020 May 1.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Medicine, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil; São Paulo Coordinator from the Associação Brasileira de Fisioterapia Cardiorrespiratória e Terapia Intensiva (Assobrafir), São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7252009PMC

COVID-19 will severely impact older people's lives, and in many more ways than you think!

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 1. Epub 2020 May 1.

Neuroscience Research Australia, New South Wales, Australia; School of Public Health and Community and Medicine, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7252007PMC

Digital physical therapy in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 May 1. Epub 2020 May 1.

Department of Health Sciences, Ribeirao Preto Medical School, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7252186PMC

Resistance training decreases matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in quadriceps tendon in a rat model of osteoarthritis.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Mar 12. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Graduate Program of Physical Therapy, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that induces peri-articular tissue degradation. OA induces an imbalance between synthesis and degradation of the extracellular matrix components in favor of catabolic events, promoting pathological remodeling and involving degradative enzymes, such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs).

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of 8-weeks resistance training (RT) on MMP-2 activity in the quadriceps tendon and patellar tendon in an OA model. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.03.002DOI Listing

The addition of blood flow restriction to resistance exercise in individuals with knee pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Mar 12. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Rehabilitation and Health Research Center (CIRES).Universidad de las Américas, Santiago, Chile; Physical Therapy Department, Clinical Hospital San Borja Arriaran, Santiago, Chile. Electronic address:

Background: Blood flow restriction (BFR) is an effective clinical intervention used to increase strength in healthy individuals. However, its effects on pain and function in individuals with knee pain are unknown.

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of adding BFR to resistance exercise for pain relief and improvement of function improvement in patients with knee pain. Read More

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Psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Bournemouth questionnaire for low back pain: validity and reliability.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Feb 24. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

Physical Therapy Department, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil; Universidade Paulista, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil.

Objectives: The Bournemouth Questionnaire is a comprehensive and short form multidimensional instrument developed to evaluate the health status of individuals with low back pain. The objective of this study was to verify the construct validity and the test-retest reliability of the Brazilian version of Bournemouth Questionnaire in individuals with low back pain.

Methods: This is a methodological study that included 65 patients with low back pain. Read More

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February 2020

The relationship between urinary C-Telopeptide fragments of type II collagen, knee joint load, pain, and physical function in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Feb 26. Epub 2020 Feb 26.

Department of Physical Therapy, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil.

Objective: Considering the osteoarthritis (OA) model that integrates the biological, mechanical, and structural components of the disease, the present study aimed to investigate the association between urinary C-Telopeptide fragments of type II collagen (uCTX-II), knee joint moments, pain, and physical function in individuals with medial knee OA.

Methods: Twenty-five subjects radiographically diagnosed with knee OA were recruited. Participants were evaluated through three-dimensional gait analysis, uCTX-II level, the WOMAC pain and physical function scores, and the 40m walk test. Read More

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February 2020

Cross-cultural adaptation and reliability of the Functional Gait Assessment in older Brazilian adults.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Feb 28. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

Graduate Program in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: The Functional Gait Assessment (FGA) is a standardized instrument for assessing postural stability during various walking tasks. It was developed to increase the reliability and to decrease the potential ceiling effect observed with the Dynamic Gait Index (DGI).

Objective: To translate and cross-culturally adapt the FGA into Portuguese-Brazilian, and to evaluate its reliability in community-dwelling Brazilian older adults. Read More

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February 2020

The role of spinal inhibitory neuroreceptors in the antihyperalgesic effect of warm water immersion therapy.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Feb 12. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

Experimental Neuroscience Laboratory (LaNEx), Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Palhoça, SC, Brazil; Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Palhoça, SC, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objective: Warm water immersion therapy (WWIT) has been widely used in the treatment of various clinical conditions, with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. However, its mechanism of action has not been fully investigated. The present study analyzed the role of spinal inhibitory neuroreceptors in the antihyperalgesic effect of WWIT in an experimental model of inflammatory pain. Read More

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February 2020

The impact of low back pain systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines measured by the Altmetric score: Cross-Sectional study.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Feb 7. Epub 2020 Feb 7.

Masters and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, Universidade Cidade De São Paulo, Rua Melo Peixoto, 1407 - Tatuapé, São Paulo - SP 03070-000, Brazil.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Background: Although Altmetric has been widely used by researchers to monitor the audience of their articles, there are no studies that have analysed factors associated with Altmetric score for systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.

Objectives: 1) To analyse factors that could be associated with Altmetric scores for low back pain systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.01.002DOI Listing
February 2020

Performance difference on the six-minute walk test on tracks of 20 and 30 meters for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: validity and reliability.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jan 22. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Center for Assistance, Teaching and Research in Pulmonary Rehabilitation (NuReab), Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil; Human Movement Sciences Graduate Program, Centro de Ciências da Saúde e do Esporte (CEFID), Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil; Physical Therapy Graduate Program, Centro de Ciências da Saúde e do Esporte (CEFID), Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Functional capacity assessment is important in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It can be performed by the six-minute walk test (6MWT) on a 30-meter track. However, such space is not always available in clinical settings. Read More

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January 2020

Benefits of vestibular rehabilitation on patient-reported outcomes in older adults with vestibular disorders: a randomized clinical trial.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jan 3. Epub 2020 Jan 3.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Otoneurology Discipline, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Chronic dizziness has a negative impact on emotional aspects, functional capacity, and quality of life of older people.

Objective: To compare the effects of the conventional Cawthorne & Cooksey and the multimodal Cawthorne & Cooksey protocols on patient-reported outcomes in older adults with vestibular disorders.

Methods: This is a single-blind, randomized controlled trial with three-months' follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.12.003DOI Listing
January 2020

Predicting physical activity recovery after hip and knee arthroplasty? A longitudinal cohort study.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Dec 18. Epub 2019 Dec 18.

Secteur des Sciences de la Santé, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Neuro Musculo Skeletal Lab (NMSK), Université Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Mounier 53, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Recovery of physical activity (PA) after telerehabilitation following knee and hip arthroplasty (TKA-THA) has rarely been studied. An improved understanding of PA recovery is needed, as it could be influenced by many factors such as age, gender or pre-operative physical function.

Objectives: To assess PA recovery weekly for 3 months after TKA-THA and to determine perioperative factors that could help predict PA recovery at 3 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.12.002DOI Listing
December 2019

Can Kinesio Taping® influence the electromyographic signal intensity of trunk extensor muscles in patients with chronic low back pain? A randomized controlled trial.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Dec 15. Epub 2019 Dec 15.

Masters and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo (UNICID), São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: The evidence of the influence of Kinesio Taping® in changing electromyographic signal intensity of the lumbar musculature in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP) is very sparse.

Objectives: To evaluate if Kinesio Taping® changes the electromyographic signal intensity of the longissimus and iliocostalis muscles in patients with chronic non-specific LBP.

Methods: Prospectively registered, three-arm randomized controlled trial with a blinded assessor. Read More

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December 2019

Physical therapy and migraine: musculoskeletal and balance dysfunctions and their relevance for clinical practice.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Nov 29. Epub 2019 Nov 29.

Medical Section, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Academic Physiotherapy, Pain and Exercise Research, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany; Laboratory of Pain Research, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland. Electronic address:

Migraine is a primary headache with high levels of associated disability that can be related to a variety of symptoms and comorbidities. The role of physical therapy in the management of migraine is largely unknown. Therefore, the aim of this review is to highlight and critically discuss the current literature and evidence for physical therapy interventions in individuals with migraines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.11.001DOI Listing
November 2019

Using research to guide practice: The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro).

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Nov 30. Epub 2019 Nov 30.

Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Australia.

Background: The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) is a free, preeminent, global resource to support evidence-based physical therapy. PEDro provides rapid access to randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines evaluating physical therapy interventions.

Methods: This paper describes the PEDro scale, PEDro contents, who uses PEDro, searching, browsing the latest content, and developing skills in evidence-based physical therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.11.002DOI Listing
November 2019

Respiratory physical therapy techniques recommended for patients with cystic fibrosis treated in specialized centers.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Nov 29. Epub 2019 Nov 29.

Department of Biological Science and Health, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUCMG), Campus Betim, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

Background: Respiratory therapy is a part of the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). However, there is no information about the main factors influencing the recommendation of the use of different techniques or devices by physical therapists from different specialized centers.

Objective: To determine the respiratory therapy techniques recommended for the treatment of patients with CF seen in specialized treatment centers in Brazil. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.11.003DOI Listing
November 2019

Tackling the language barrier to implementing research into practice: A survey of usage of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Nov 12. Epub 2019 Nov 12.

Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Language is a barrier to implementing research evidence into practice. Whilst the majority of the world's population speak languages other than English, English has become the dominant language of publication for research in healthcare.

Objective: The aim of this study was to quantify the usage of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) web-site (www. Read More

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November 2019

Response to the letter to the Editor entitled, "The (un)standardized use of handheld dynamometers on the evaluation of muscle force output."

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jan - Feb;24(1):89-90. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Department of Health Sciences, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6994314PMC
February 2020

The (un)standardized use of handheld dynamometers on the evaluation of muscle force output.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Jan - Feb;24(1):88-89. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University School of Science, Espoo, Finland; Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.10.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6994305PMC
February 2020

Comprehensive movement system screening tool (MSST) for athletes: Development and measurement properties.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Nov 1. Epub 2019 Nov 1.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Exercise Science Department, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

Objectives: Non-traumatic extremity injuries are particularly common in sports, representing a significant economic, academic, and psychosocial burden on athletes. Proposed musculoskeletal risk factors for increased injury and decreased performance in athletes include movement pattern inefficiency, decreased regional stability, decreased mobility, and asymmetrical movement. The Movement System Screening Tool (MSST) is a comprehensive screening tool designed to assess these factors. Read More

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November 2019

Relationship between lower limb coordination and walking speed after stroke: an observational study.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Nov - Dec;23(6):527-531. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Although lower limb muscle strength is associated with walking performance in people after stroke, even when there is good strength, walking speed may remain slower than normal, perhaps due to incoordination.

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between walking speed and lower limb coordination in people with good strength after stroke.

Methods: An observational study was conducted with 30 people with stroke and 30 age-matched controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6849089PMC
March 2020
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Comparison of processing speed, balance, mobility and fear of falling between hypertensive and normotensive individuals.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Sep 23. Epub 2019 Sep 23.

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Mersin, 10, Turkey.

Background: Hypertension (HT) contributes substantially to poor physical function, cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular problems and to all-cause mortality. Performance in activities requiring attention, speed and coordination might also be affected in individuals with HT.

Objective: This study compared the processing speed, static and dynamic balance, functional mobility and fear of falling between individuals with hypertension (HT group) and normotensive individuals (NT group). Read More

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September 2019

Lower limb kinematics and hip extensors strengths are associated with performance of runners at high risk of injury during the modified Star Excursion Balance Test.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Sep 20. Epub 2019 Sep 20.

Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil; Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Reduced trunk and lower limb movement and hip and trunk muscles weakness may compromise the athletes' performance on the modified Star Excursion Balance Test (mSEBT).

Objective: To investigate the relationship of trunk and lower limb kinematics and strength with the performance on the mSEBT of runners at high risk of injury.

Methods: Thirty-nine runners performed the mSEBT with the dominant limb as the support limb. Read More

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September 2019

Deficits in motor coordination of the paretic lower limb limit the ability to immediately increase walking speed in individuals with chronic stroke.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Sep 18. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

NeuroGroup, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

Objective: To explore the relationships between clinical measures and the ability to increase walking speed in ambulatory people with chronic stroke and to identify which measures would best predict walking speed reserve.

Methods: An exploratory, cross-sectional study was conducted with 114 individuals with chronic stroke. The outcome of interest was walking speed reserve, defined as the difference between individuals' comfortable and maximal walking speeds. Read More

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September 2019
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Cardiovascular responses to low-intensity isometric handgrip exercise in coronary artery disease: effects of posture.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Aug 31. Epub 2019 Aug 31.

Department of Physical Therapy, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD) lead to cardiovascular autonomic control disfunctions that can worsen exercise and/or posture adjustments.

Objectives: To verify the cardiovascular responses to low-intensity isometric handgrip exercise performed in different postures in CAD patients. This study tested the hypothesis that the posture influences the cardiovascular responses during isometric handgrip exercise and that the presence of CAD promotes greater cardiovascular stress during this type of exercise. Read More

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August 2019
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Pressure pain hypersensitivity and referred pain from muscle trigger points in elite male wheelchair basketball players.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Jul 30. Epub 2019 Jul 30.

Department of Radiology, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Shoulder injuries are common in people individuals who use wheelchairs.

Objectives: This study investigated the presence of mechanical pain hypersensitivity and trigger points in the neck-shoulder muscles in elite wheelchair basketball players with/without shoulder pain and asymptomatic able-bodied elite basketball players.

Methods: Eighteen male wheelchair basketball players with shoulder pain, 22 players without shoulder pain, and 20 able-bodied elite male basketball players were recruited. Read More

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July 2019
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Spin of results in scientific articles might kill you.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Sep - Oct;23(5):365-366. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

Masters and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo (UNICID), São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6823713PMC
October 2019

Factors affecting exercise program adherence in acute hip fracture patients and impact on one-year survival.

Braz J Phys Ther 2019 Jul 29. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

La Paz University Hospital Research Institute (Idipaz), Madrid, Spain; Department of Preventive Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Objective: To study the adherence of an Early Inpatient Exercise Program in acute hip fracture patients, identify variables associated with its performance and its association to one-year survival.

Methods: Observational longitudinal study of a cohort of 509 patients, admitted consecutively with a hip fracture in La Paz University Hospital (Madrid, Spain). Data included sociodemographic variables, pre-fracture physical functioning, cognitive impairment, comorbidities, measure of exercise adherence (pre-surgery exercise, post-surgery exercise and rehabilitation sessions) and vital status at follow-up. Read More

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July 2019
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