Quadriceps Tendon Tears Rehabilitation: A Narrative Review of the Literature

SUMMARY Introduction. Knee extensor apparatus tears are uncommon conditions, affecting middle aged men more than women. Quadriceps tendon ruptures are usually described as an acute consequence of a trauma that could be characterized by a direct or indirect mechanism. Surgical intervention is often required, and several repair techniques have been described. However, the current literature … Continued

The Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH): A Literature Review on the Rehabilitation Treatment

SUMMARY Introduction. The diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), also known as Forestier-Rotès-Querol disease, is a systemic pathology characterized by the diffuse ossification of the ligaments of the spinal column. It can be linked to several metabolic disorders, such as obesity and type II diabetes, and its prevalence among the elderly population is high. DISH may … Continued

GNE Myopathy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Two Moroccans Families

SUMMARY Background. Hereditary myopathies and muscular dystrophies encompass a diverse group of disorders sharing common clinical features, including muscle weakness, motor developmental delays, and respiratory and bulbar dysfunction. This study aimed to investigate the genetic basis of myopathy in two Moroccan families presenting with these clinical features. Material and methods. Whole exome sequencing (WES) was … Continued

Combined Caffeine-Capsaicin Supplementation does not Enhance the Performance of Trained Men in a Resistance Training Session

SUMMARY Purpose. This study aimed to verify and compare the potential acute effects of combined and isolated supplementation of caffeine and capsaicin on the performance and the perceived exertion (RPE) in a session of resistance training (RT). Methods. Fourteen trained men participated in the study (5.6 ± 3.5 years of experience in RT and weekly … Continued

Association between Carpal Tunnel Cross-Sectional Area and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

SUMMARY Background. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent peripheral compressive neuropathy. In addition to an enlargement of the median nerve cross-sectional area (CSA), the carpal tunnel CSA may be a determinant of CTS. However, the findings of studies assessing the association between carpal tunnel CSA and CTS are very limited and inconclusive. Purpose. The … Continued

Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Muscle Strength in Subjects with Shoulder Instability

SUMMARY Background. Whole-body vibration (WBV) has proven to be an efficient tool in improving the physical qualities of the neuromuscular system, such as increasing muscle strength, performance, joint stability, electromyographic signal, proprioception, among others. Its use in the upper limbs and joint instabilities has shown good immediate results in a single session. The aim of … Continued

Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version of the Total Disability Index in Patients with Spine Pain and Disability: An Italian Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Validation and Translation

SUMMARY Background. Low back pain and neck pain are musculoskeletal disorders with the highest prevalence in the adult population. Spinal practices usually use formal questionnaires to asses and quantify pain and disability in people that suffer from back and neck pain, the aim of this study was to describe the translation and cross-cultural adaptation process … Continued

Are there Differences in the Muscles Activation during Exercise for Patellofemoral Pain Patients? A Cross-Sectional Study

SUMMARY Objective. To compare the activation of the gluteus medius (GM) and tensor fasciae latae (TFL) muscles, during eleven exercises to strengthen the lateral hip region in volunteers with and without pattelofemoral pain. Methods. Twenty-four females participated in this study, the evaluation was performed through the electromyography analysis of the GM and TFL muscles during … Continued

Italian Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Improved Report of Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre Questionnaires on Overuse Injuries and Health Problems

SUMMARY Purpose. The Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre Overuse Injury Questionnaire (OSTRC-O2) and the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre questionnaire on health problems (OSTRC-H2) are two methods to record and monitor overuse injuries and health problems in athletes and their influence on sport participation and performance. The aim of this study is to translate, culturally … Continued

Correlation Between Smart Phone Addiction, Back Functional Disability, Core Stability Muscles Endurance and Morphology in Young Adults

SUMMARY Background. The effect of smartphone use on the cervical spine has been extensively examined and verified independent of time or age, although its negative effects on the lower back require additional research. Purpose. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between smartphone addiction and back functional disabilities, as well as the … Continued