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Non-Operative Rehabilitation for Traumatic and Atraumatic Glenohumeral Instability

Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT,a Leonard C. Macrina, MSPT, and Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, ATC Abstract Glenohumeral joint instability is a common pathology encountered in the orthopaedic and sports medicine setting. A wide range of symptomatic shoulder instabilities exist ranging from subtle subluxations due to contributing congenital factors to dislocations as a result of a traumatic episode. […]

Stabilization exercise compared to general exercises or manual therapy for the management of low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Mansueto Gomes-Neto, Jordana Moura Lopes, Cristiano Sena Conceição, Anderson Araujo, Alécio Brasileiro e, Camila Sousa, Vitor Oliveira Carvalho e Fabio Luciano Arcanjo. 1. Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a multifactorial disorder with a high prevalence; most people experience back pain at some point in their life and it has a significant impact on individuals, their families, […]

Performance on the Single-Leg Squat Task Indicates Hip Abductor Muscle Function

Kay M. Crossley, PhD, Wan-Jing Zhang,§ MBBS, Anthony G. Schache, PhD, Adam Bryant,§ PhD, and Sallie M. Cowan,y PhD Investigation performed at Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Anterior knee pain (AKP) is the most frequent cause of chronic knee pain in adults and results in poorly localized pain around the patellofemoral joint, […]

Rehabilitation of the Knee After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction

Donald C. Fithian, MDa,b,c,*, Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PTd,e, Najeeb Khan, MDb,c Rehabilitation of the extensor mechanism after patellar stabilization surgery should be based on a sound understanding of lower limb mechanics, anatomy, mechanics of the injured or repaired extensor  echanism, and a careful evaluation of the patient. Abnormal anatomic features and control deficits can, and often do, affect […]

Musculatura Abdominal

A musculatura abdominal profunda é essencial para termos uma boa estabilidade lombopelvica. Quando não acionamos da forma correta o transverso abdominal, temos uma reação em cadeia: Instabilidade de tronco Flexão de quadril instável Psoas traciona anteriormente as vértebras lombares Anteversão pélvica e hiper lordose lombar Essa instabilidade nos leva à ações musculares ineficientes e aumenta […]

The initial effects of a Mulligan’s mobilization with movement technique on dorsiflexion and pain in subacute ankle sprains

Natalie Collins, Pamela Teys, Bill Vicenzino* Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia Received 17 December 2002; received in revised form 25 July 2003; accepted 21 August 2003 Introduction The lateral ligament complex of the ankle, described as the body’s ‘‘most frequently injured single structure’’ (Garrick, 1977), is mechanically […]

Hydrotherapy on exercise capacity, muscle strength and quality of life in patients with heart failure: A meta-analysis

Mansueto Gomes Neto, Cristiano Sena Conceição, Fabio Luciano Arcanjo de Jesus , Vitor Oliveira Carvalho Heart failure (HF) is clinically characterized by exercise intolerance, poor health related quality of life (HRQOL) and high mortality. Exercise training is a well-established method to improve exercise intolerance and to restore HRQOL in patients with HF. However, the most […]

Idosos com osteoartrite de joelho obesos e não obesos

Durante o processo de envelhecimento, ocorrem perdas funcionais que se acentuam devido à falta de atividade do sistema neuromuscular e à redução da força muscular e do condicionamento físico. Além da redução da funcionalidade, o idoso perde de maneira mais acentuada a capacidade de reter água e de produzir proteoglicanos, o que causa alterações degenerativas […]

Dynamic leg length asymmetry during gait is not a valid method for estimating mild anatomic leg length discrepancy

Gustavo Leporace, Luiz Alberto Batista, Raphael Serra Cruz, Gabriel Zeitoune, Gabriel Armondi Cavalin, Leonardo Metsavaht Introduction Anatomic limb length discrepancy (ALLD) has been related to different orthopedic conditions, such as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and hip osteoarthritis, due to an inadequate distribution of mechanical loads, as well as gait kinematics asymmetries resulted from ALLD have been related to plantar fasciitis, low back […]