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

Mechanical Properties of Muscles and Tendons in Asymptomatic Individuals with Generalized Joint Hypermobility

SUMMARY Background. The purpose of the present study was to investigate changes in mechanical properties of muscles and tendons in asymptomatic individuals with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH). Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 126 participants aged 19-40 years. The Beighton score was used to determine whether the participants had GJH. An experienced physiotherapist screened … Continued

Effect of a 12-week Eccentric and Isometric Training in Achilles Tendinopathy on the Gastrocnemius Muscle: an Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography Study

SUMMARY Background. Eccentric exercises (EE) and isometric exercises (ISO) are standard treatment options for Achilles tendinopathy, but still their exact effect remains uncertain. Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) was used to examine the influence of these exercises on the elastic properties of Mm. gastrocnemii medialis and lateralis in a 12-week training program. Methods. Prospective study with … Continued

Evolution of isokinetic strength and return to sport after proximal hamstring rupture without surgical repair: a retrospective series of cases

Introduction. Proximal ruptures of hamstrings are rare. Their evolution in absence of surgery is relatively unknown. We aimed to describe the evolution of patients with non-operated proximal hamstring ruptures, in terms of strength recovery, self-satisfaction and return to sport. Methods. We included retrospectively 16 patients addressed for isokinetic strength evaluation of the hamstrings after non-operated … Continued