Special Issue "Physical Therapy in Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders: From Current Evidence to Clinical Practice"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurosciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 893

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Carlos Romero-Morales
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Faculty of Sport Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, 28670 Madrid, Spain
Interests: ultrasound imaging; sport; tendinopathy; health; musculoskeletal injuries
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Prof. Dr. José Luis Alonso-Pérez
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1. Faculty of Sport Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, 28670 Madrid, Spain
2. Musculoskeletal Pain and Motor Control Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
Interests: pain; ligaments; muscles; ultrasonography; musculoskeletal disorders; tendons

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is widely known that physical therapy comprises many approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of different pathologies and disorders. Pain conditions of the neuromusculoskeletal system were associated with disability and a decrease in health-related quality of life. There is consistent evidence about the impact of physical therapy in neuromusculoskeletal disorders, however standardized protocols for the evaluation, prevention and the management of the pathologies that required physical therapy interventions are still needed.

Furthermore, novel evidence-based diagnosis methods and therapies, such as motion analysis, ultrasound imaging, exercise and movement rehabilitation programs, manual therapies, neurological rehabilitation, electrotherapy, and thermotherapy may have benefits in neuromusculoskeletal disorders. We invite researchers from across the world to contribute their expertise, insights, and findings in the form of novel and original research articles and reviews for this Special Issue, entitled “Physical Therapy in Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders: from current evidence to clinical practice”.

The purpose of this Special Issue of Applied Sciences is to highlight the benefits of physical therapy for the prevention, diagnostic and management of different pathologies and syndromes related to the health of the general population.

Prof. Dr. Carlos Romero-Morales
Prof. Dr. José Luis Alonso-Pérez
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • physical therapy
  • pain
  • musculoskeletal disorder
  • assessment
  • rehabilitation

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Optimizing Field Body Fat Percentage Assessment in Professional Soccer Players
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(2), 727; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12020727 - 12 Jan 2022
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Body composition is a determinant of performance in soccer. To estimate the body fat percentage (%BF), dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is effective though this method is expensive and not readily accessible. This study examines the validity of widely used field methods based [...] Read more.
Body composition is a determinant of performance in soccer. To estimate the body fat percentage (%BF), dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is effective though this method is expensive and not readily accessible. This study examines the validity of widely used field methods based on anthropometric data and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Participants were 21 male Spanish First Division soccer players aged between 22 and 35 years. In each participant, body fat mass was determined by BIA and using 18 anthropometric equations including skinfold (SKF) measurements. DXA was used as reference. Correlation with DXA measurements was excellent for all equations and separate SKF measurements yet only moderate for BIA. However, only the equation recently developed for use in soccer players based on iliac crest and triceps SKFs showed no significant or standardized differences with DXA-derived %BF and these measurements also had the lowest bias. Our findings suggest that when DXA is not available, the best field method for %BF assessment in footballers is the equation based on iliac crest and triceps SKF. As another good option, we propose the sum of triceps, subscapular, supraspinal, and abdominal SKFs, as this combination also showed good correlation with DXA. Full article
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