Physiotherapy Interventions and Assessment Methods for Diastasis Recti Abdominis in Postpartum Women: A Systematic Review Protocol

SUMMARY Background. Diastasis recti (DR) or separation of the bulks of rectus abdominis muscle is often caused by pregnancy. Physiotherapy of DR includes exercise therapy, electrical stimulation (ES), kinesiotaping and bracing. Additionally, there are several measure­ment methods and levels for inter rectus distance (IRD) assessment, but their effects on the significance of the results following … Continued

Effect of Eight-Week Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Pattern-Based Exercises on Performance Scores and Postural Stability in Elite Men Basketball Players

SUMMARY Background and objective. Balance is essential to an athlete’s ability and may be affected by some interventions like exercise. The Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) exercises to facilitate and control neuro-muscular systems. This study investigated the Effect of eight-week Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) pattern-based exercises on function and balance in elite basketball players. Materials and methods. This study was … Continued

Electroacupuncture and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: a Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Background. Chronic nonspecific low back pain impairs function in affected individuals. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) has shown to be effective in reducing the intensity of chronic nonspecific low back pain and should be used as a complementary treatment. The same can be said for electroacupuncture (EA), which consists of the application of electrical … Continued

Whole-Body Vibration Promotes Beneficial Changes on the Anterior Tibial Muscle Histomorphometry of Hypothalamic Obese Rats

SUMMARY Background. Due to the deleterious effects of obesity on muscle tissue and the search for tools to reverse these losses, it is important to understand the effect of physical exercises on the muscle structure of obese individuals. This study aimed to analyze the effect of whole-body vibration (WBV) on the histomorphological parameters of the … Continued