Effects of comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation on functional capacity and cardiovascular risk factors in Brazilians assisted by public health care: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion This will be the first RCT to establish the effects of CR in Latin America. If positive, results will be used to promote broader implementation of comprehensive CR and patient access in the region and to inform a larger-scale trial powered for mortality. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The evolving role of physical therapists in the long-term management of chronic low back pain: longitudinal care using assisted self-management strategies
Conclusion Longitudinal care using assisted self-management strategies is more congruent with the natural history of CLBP than are traditional approaches for PT intervention. This approach may empower patients to undergo lifestyle changes that will favorably influence long-term outcomes; however additional research is needed. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

External rotation elastic bands at the lower limb decrease rearfoot eversion during walking: a preliminary proof of concept
Conclusion The results indicated that the external rotation bands decreased rearfoot eversion during walking. This constitutes preliminary experimental evidence suggesting that increasing external rotation moments at the lower limb may reduce rearfoot eversion, which needs further testing. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

New version of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI-CAT): translation, cultural adaptation to Brazil and analyses of psychometric properties
Conclusion The PEDI-CAT/Brazil is a theoretically consistent, culturally appropriate, and reliable instrument. Its availability in Brazil will contribute to the evaluation and measurement of functional outcomes from clinical interventions, longitudinal follow-up, and rehabilitation research. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Factors associated with attitudes and beliefs of elders with acute low back pain: data from the study Back Complaints in the Elders (BACE)
Conclusion Screening of psychosocial factors is essential to the prevention of persistent and recurrent LBP. Early signs of these factors can help identify symptoms and behaviors for effective interventions. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Effects of functional and analytical strength training on upper-extremity activity after stroke: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion A five-week home-based functional muscle strengthening induced positive results for the upper-extremity level of activity of patients with moderate impairment after chronic stroke. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Ultrasound imaging in women's arm flexor muscles: intra-rater reliability of muscle thickness and echo intensity
Conclusion MT and EI assessed by ultrasonography in young women appear to be reliable an d may be used to monitor changes in muscle mass induced by strength training when these changes exceed the precision of ultrasound. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Acute effects of Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP) on different levels in ventilation and electrical activity of sternocleidomastoid and parasternal muscles in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients: a randomized controlled trial
ABSTRACT Objective To investigate the acute effects of EPAP on the activity of sternocleidomastoid (SCM), parasternal muscles and ventilatory parameters in COPD patients. Method Twenty-four patients with COPD were studied using surface electromyography (sEMG) and a ventilometer. Patients were randomly assigned to EPAP 10 cmH2O-EPAP10 or 15 cmH2O-EPAP15 for 20 minutes. Results The parasternal muscle sEMG activity increased during EPAP10 and EPAP15; however, a greater and significant increase was observed with EPAP10 (mean between-group difference: 12.5% RMS, 95% CI: 9.5 to 15.4, p
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Profile of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease classified as physically active and inactive according to different thresholds of physical activity in daily life
Conclusion In all classification methods, physically active patients with COPD have better exercise capacity, lung function, body composition, and functional status compared to physically inactive patients. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Is handgrip strength normalized to body weight a useful tool to identify dynapenia and functional incapacity in post-menopausal women?
ABSTRACT Objective To investigate whether handgrip strength normalized to body weight could be a useful clinical tool to identify dynapenia and assess functional capacity in post-menopausal women. Method A total of 136 postmenopausal women were recruited. Body composition (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry [DEXA], Bio-electrical Impedence Analysis [BIA]), grip strength (dynamometer) and functional capacity (senior fitness tests) were evaluated. Dynapenia was established according to a handgrip strength index (handgrip strength divided by body weight (BW) in Kg/KgBW) obtained from a reference population of young women: Type I dynapenic (
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Risk of falls in Brazilian elders with and without low back pain assessed using the Physiological Profile Assessment: BACE study
Conclusion Elders with LBP have greater risk for falls than those without LBP. Our results suggest fall-risk screening may be sensible in elders with LBP. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Effectiveness of prophylactic non-invasive ventilation on respiratory function in the postoperative phase of pediatric cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial
ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of prophylactic, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) on respiratory function in seven- to 16-year-old children in the post-operative phase of cardiac surgery. Method A randomized, controlled trial with 50 children who had undergone cardiac surgery with median sternotomy. After extubation, patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups: control group (n=26), which received instructions regarding posture, early ambulation, and cough stimulation, and CPAP group (continuous positive airway pressure; n=24), which received the same instructions as the control group and CPAP=10 cm...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy is now published by Elsevier: a step forward
(Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - December 23, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Physical therapy in occupational health and ergonomics: practical applications and innovative research approaches
Conclusions A protocol for standard analyses was developed for the results of two randomised controlled trials. This protocol describes the data, and the pre-determined statistical tests of relevant outcome measures. The plan demonstrates transparent and verifiable use of the data collected. This a priori protocol will be followed to ensure rigorous standards of data analysis are strictly adhered to. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle intervention for low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee: protocol and statistical analysis plan for two randomised controlled trials
Conclusions A protocol for standard analyses was developed for the results of two randomised controlled trials. This protocol describes the data, and the pre-determined statistical tests of relevant outcome measures. The plan demonstrates transparent and verifiable use of the data collected. This a priori protocol will be followed to ensure rigorous standards of data analysis are strictly adhered to. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Responsiveness of the domain climbing up and going down stairs of the Functional Evaluation scale for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: a one-year follow-up
Conclusion: Climbing up stairs should be assessed at intervals of nine months or longer, when responsiveness is moderate to high. Going down stairs should be assessed annually because moderate responsiveness was observed in this period. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Cardiovascular coupling during graded postural challenge: comparison between linear tools and joint symbolic analysis
Conclusion: Due to its peculiar features and high statistical power, JSA deserves applications to pathological groups in which the link between HP and SAP variabilities is lost or decreased due to the overall depression or impairment of the cardiovascular control. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of Multidimensional Health Locus of Control - A and General Self-Efficacy Scale in civil servants: ELSA-Brasil Musculoskeletal Study (ELSA-Brasil MSK)
Abstract Background Health-related control and self-efficacy beliefs can be assessed in the general population using Multidimensional Health Locus of Control-A subscales (MHLC-A) and the General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES), respectively. Objective To test construct validity, internal consistency, reliability (test-retest) and ceiling and floor effects of Portuguese-Brazil versions of MHLC-A and GSES. Method Civil servants (N=2901) enrolled in a large Brazilian cohort were included. A new version of the GSES was produced (GSES-Brazil). Procedures for cross-cultural adaptation and testing of psychometric properties followed w...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Ventilatory demand and dynamic hyperinflation induced during ADL-based tests in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients
ABSTRACT Background Airflow limitation frequently leads to the interruption of activities of daily living (ADL) in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). These patients commonly show absence of ventilatory reserve, reduced inspiratory reserve volume, and dynamic hyperinflation (DH). Objective To investigate ventilatory response and DH induced by three ADL-based protocols in COPD patients and compare them to healthy subjects. Method Cross-sectional study. COPD group: 23 patients (65 ±6 years, FEV1 37.2±15.4%pred); control group: 14 healthy subjects (64±4 years) matched for age, sex,...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Effects of a progressive resistance exercise program with high-speed component on the physical function of older women with sarcopenic obesity: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion In this study, a progressive resistance exercise program with high-speed component was not effective for improving the physical function of older women with sarcopenic obesity. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Immediate and short-term effects of the combination of dry needling and percutaneous TENS on post-needling soreness in patients with chronic myofascial neck pain
Conclusion PENS application after dry needling treatment is more effective than dry needling alone for decreasing soreness in the short term and improving neck pain intensity immediately in patients with myofascial chronic neck pain. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Differences in pain perception, health-related quality of life, disability, mood, and sleep between Brazilian and Spanish people with chronic non-specific low back pain
Conclusion The pain perception in patients with LBP is different depending on the country. Within Spanish patients, LBP is considered a more global entity affecting multidimensional contexts. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Effects of diaphragm stretching on posterior chain muscle kinematics and rib cage and abdominal excursion: a randomized controlled trial
ABSTRACT Background Few studies have explored the effects of stretching techniques on diaphragm and spine kinematics. Objective To determine whether the application of diaphragm stretching resulted in changes in posterior chain muscle kinematics and ribcage and abdominal excursion in healthy subjects. Method Eighty healthy adults were included in this randomized clinical trial. Participants were randomized into two groups: the experimental group, which received a diaphragmatic stretching technique, or the placebo group, which received a sham-ultrasound procedure. The duration of the technique, the position of participants,...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Dynamometry for the measurement of grip, pinch, and trunk muscles strength in subjects with subacute stroke: reliability and different number of trials
Conclusion Only one trial, following familiarization, demonstrated adequate intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the portable dynamometers for the measurement of hand grip, pinch grip and trunk strength in subjects with subacute stroke. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Empirical analysis of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) using structural equation modeling
ABSTRACT Objective: To empirically test the relationships proposed by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) among its domains. Method: The cross-sectional study was completed with 226 adult patients with different health conditions who attended a Brazilian rehabilitation unit. The ICF components were measured with the following instruments: World Health Organization Disability Assessment Instrument II, Functional Independence Measure, Participation Scale, Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors, and a protocol designed to gather information on body structure and function and...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The prevention of diabetic foot ulceration: how biomechanical research informs clinical practice
Conclusion Continued work is needed to determine how to best design and integrate activity recommendations and foot-specific exercise programs into the current interprofessional paradigm for the prevention of first-time ulceration in people with Diabetes Mellitus. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - November 21, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Effects of 10,000 steps a day on physical and mental health in overweight participants in a community setting: a preliminary study
Conclusions An increase in PA by accumulating at least 10,000 steps • d – 1 over a 12-week period improves physical and mood states in sedentary, overweight individuals. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Health, function and disability in stroke patients in the community
Conclusion Stroke patients who used primary health-care services in Brazil have chronic disabilities and health needs that require continuous health attention from rehabilitation professionals. All of these health needs should be considered by health professionals to provide better management as part of the integral care of stroke patients, as recommended by the clinical practice guidelines for stroke rehabilitation. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Posture and mobility of the upper body quadrant and pulmonary function in COPD: an exploratory study
Conclusion Our findings suggest that impaired pulmonary function is associated with muscle length and mobility adaptations. Further studies are needed to understand the underlying mechanisms and clinical value of these relationships. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Effects of non-invasive ventilation and posture on chest wall volumes and motion in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case series
ABSTRACT Background The effects of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) on the breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are unknown. Objectives 1) To analyze the influence of NIV on chest wall volumes and motion assessed by optoelectronic plethysmography in ALS patients and 2) to compare these parameters in the supine and sitting positions to those of healthy individuals (without NIV). Method Nine ALS patients were evaluated in the supine position using NIV. In addition, the ALS patients and nine healthy individuals were evaluated in both sitting and supine positions. Sta...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Effect of a single session of ear acupuncture on pain intensity and postural control in individuals with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion Those findings indicate that EA is better than placebo to reduce pain, but neither treatment has any effect on postural control. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Chronic heart failure modifies respiratory mechanics in rats: a randomized controlled trial
ABSTRACT Objective To analyze respiratory mechanics and hemodynamic alterations in an experimental model of chronic heart failure (CHF) following myocardial infarction. Method Twenty-seven male adult Wistar rats were randomized to CHF group (n=12) or Sham group (n=15). Ten weeks after coronary ligation or sham surgery, the animals were anesthetized and submitted to respiratory mechanics and hemodynamic measurements. Pulmonary edema as well as cardiac remodeling were measured. Results The CHF rats showed pulmonary edema 26% higher than the Sham group. The respiratory system compliance (Crs) and the total lung capacity (TLC)...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

High voltage pulsed current in collagen realignment, synthesis, and angiogenesis after Achilles tendon partial rupture
Conclusion High voltage pulsed current for six consecutive days was not effective in collagen realignment, synthesis, or angiogenesis after the partial rupturing of the Achilles tendon in rats. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Family’s presence associated with increased physical activity in patients with acute stroke: an observational study
Conclusion: Patients with stroke admitted to Indian hospitals spent less time being inactive and alone and more time with family participating in therapeutic activities. The presence of family members with the patients during hospital stay may be a significant resource for encouraging patients to be more active. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Analysis of agreement between cardiac risk stratification protocols applied to participants of a center for cardiac rehabilitation
Conclusion The agreements between the protocols were considered low and moderate and the risk proportions differed between protocols. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Is heart rate variability a feasible method to determine anaerobic threshold in progressive resistance exercise in coronary artery disease?
ABSTRACT Background Recent studies have shown that the magnitude of the metabolic and autonomic responses during progressive resistance exercise (PRE) is associated with the determination of the anaerobic threshold (AT). AT is an important parameter to determine intensity in dynamic exercise. Objectives To investigate the metabolic and cardiac autonomic responses during dynamic resistance exercise in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Method Twenty men (age = 63 ±7 years) with CAD [Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) = 60±10%] underwent a PRE protocol on a leg press until maximal exertion. The...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - August 22, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Reply to “Stimulus electrodiagnosis and motor and functional evaluations during ulnar nerve recovery”
Conclusion Musculoskeletal pain conditions are often recurrent in nature, occurring throughout the life-course. Attempts to understand these conditions at a time close to their initial onset may offer a better chance of developing effective prevention and treatment strategies. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents
Conclusion Musculoskeletal pain conditions are often recurrent in nature, occurring throughout the life-course. Attempts to understand these conditions at a time close to their initial onset may offer a better chance of developing effective prevention and treatment strategies. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The Sarah evaluation scale for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: description and results
ABSTRACT Background Assessments of motor-functional aspects in cerebral palsy are crucial to rehabilitation programs. Objective To introduce the Sarah motor-functional evaluation scale and to report the initial results of its measurement properties. This scale was created based on the experience of the Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals in the care of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Method Preliminary results concerning the measurement properties of the scale were obtained via assessment of 76 children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Experts' opinions were used to determine an expected empirical s...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Spatiotemporal and variability gait data in community-dwelling elderly women from Brazil
Conclusion Aging is associated with decreased gait velocity and cadence and increased stance, step time, and variability, but not associated with changes in base of support. In addition, the PCA-biplot indicates a decline towards decreased rhythm and increased variability with aging. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The effects of training by virtual reality or gym ball on pelvic floor muscle strength in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion Both protocols have improved the overall PFM strength, suggesting that both are equally beneficial and can be used in clinical practice. Muscle endurance was higher in patients who trained using virtual reality. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Exploratory factor analysis for differentiating sensory and mechanical variables related to muscle-tendon unit elongation
Conclusion This result supports the literature wherein two main hypotheses (mechanical and sensory theories) have been suggested to describe the adaptations of the MTU to stretching exercises. Contrary to some studies, in the present investigation torqueMAX was significantly correlated with the variables of the mechanical theory rather than those of the sensory theory. Therefore, a new approach was proposed to explain the behavior of the torqueMAX during stretching exercises. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Delayed effect of Kinesio Taping on neuromuscular performance, balance, and lower limb function in healthy individuals: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion KT promotes neither immediate nor delayed changes in neuromuscular performance of the femoral quadriceps in healthy women. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The Glittre-ADL test reflects functional performance measured by physical activities of daily living in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
ABSTRACT Background The Glittre-ADL test (TGlittre) is a valid and reliable test for the evaluation of functional capacity and involves multiple physical activities of daily living (PADL), which are known to be troublesome to patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). However, it is still unknown if this test is also able to reflect the functional performance of patients with COPD. Objective To investigate whether the TGlittre reflects the functional performance of COPD patients and whether the necessary time to complete the TGlittre and the PADL varies according to disease severity. Method Thirty-eight pa...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Prolonged use of Kinesiotaping does not enhance functional performance and joint proprioception in healthy young males: Randomized controlled trial
Conclusion The present study demonstrated no significant immediate or prolonged (48h) effects of KT on functional and proprioceptive performance. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The role of daily physical activity and nutritional status on bone turnover in cystic fibrosis: a cross-sectional study
ABSTRACT Background Nutritional status and daily physical activity (PA) may be an excellent tool for the maintenance of bone health in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Objective To evaluate the relationship between nutritional status, daily physical activity and bone turnover in cystic fibrosis patients. Method A cross-sectional study of adolescent and adult patients diagnosed with clinically stable cystic fibrosis was conducted. Total body, femoral neck, and lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) were determined by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and bone metabolism markers ALP, P1NP, PICP, and ß-CrossLaps. PA ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Global Postural Reeducation for patients with musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Conclusion GPR is not superior to other treatments; however, it is superior to no treatment. Due to the lack of studies, it is unknown if GPR is better than placebo. The quality of the available evidence ranges from low to very low, therefore future studies may change the effect estimates of GPR in musculoskeletal conditions. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physical therapy profession
(Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - July 15, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Erratum
Conclusion: Our results suggest that portable RIP devices might represent a suitable alternative to ES during rest and during constant submaximal exercise. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - June 7, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research

Inductive plethysmography potential as a surrogate for ventilatory measurements during rest and moderate physical exercise
Conclusion: Our results suggest that portable RIP devices might represent a suitable alternative to ES during rest and during constant submaximal exercise. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia - June 7, 2016 Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research