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Physical Therapy and Sports Recovery

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Exercise and Health-Related Quality of Life".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 1782

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Department of Physical Therapy, Federal Univesity of Pernambuco, Recife CEP 55018-070, Pernambuco, Brazil
Interests: physical therapy; balance; gait; motor skills; motor performance
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Dear Colleagues,

Physical therapists are, without a doubt, one of the professionals of the health team that most help athletes and para-athletes, not only in rehabilitation, but in the prevention of injuries related to their sports practice and improving their performance. Some of the requirements of physical therapists who work in sports include working in periodization, being present during training and competition, and providing all assistance in the field of rehabilitation of injuries to athletes/para-athletes. The evidence produced in this area is increasingly robust, with research that ensures and consolidates the physical therapist’s prominent role in health teams that care for/treat athletes/para-athletes, thus making their clinical practice evidence based. Therefore, here we attempt to compile evidence on the role of the physical therapist in the prevention of and recovery from injury in sports, through epidemiological evidence on injuries, or clinical trials that show the role of the physical therapist in the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, triggered by sports practice and/or excessive sports gesture “overuse”, especially in athletes/para-athletes. In addition, we recommend the submission of review articles, especially systematic reviews and meta-analyses that demonstrate the role of the physical therapist in rehabilitation and also in the prevention of injuries in athletes/para-athletes.

Dr. Renato de Souza Melo
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Keywords

  • athletes
  • para-athletes
  • rehabilitation
  • sports medicine
  • return to sport
  • physical therapy modalities
  • knee injuries
  • shoulder injuries
  • neck injuries
  • prevention of injuries.

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Acute Effect of a Half-Marathon over the Muscular Function and Electromyographic Activity of the Pelvic Floor in Female Runners with or without Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study
by Horianna Cristina Silva de Mendonça, Caroline Wanderley Souto Ferreira, Alberto Galvão de Moura Filho, Pedro Vanderlei de Sousa Melo, Ana Flávia Medeiros Ribeiro, Kryslly Danielle de Amorim Cabral, Renato de Souza Melo, Leila Maria Alvares Barbosa and Ana Paula de Lima Ferreira
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(8), 5535; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20085535 - 17 Apr 2023
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Objective: to verify the acute effect of running a half marathon on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function and electromyographic (EMG) activity in female runners with and without urinary incontinence. Methods: This is a cross-sectional pilot study. The sample was divided into two groups: [...] Read more.
Objective: to verify the acute effect of running a half marathon on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function and electromyographic (EMG) activity in female runners with and without urinary incontinence. Methods: This is a cross-sectional pilot study. The sample was divided into two groups: runners with urinary incontinence (with UI) and runners without urinary incontinence (without UI). A semi-structured form and the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire—Short Form (ICIQ-UI-SF) were used for data collection. The EMG and PFM function were evaluated using the PERFECT method before and immediately after running a half marathon. Results: A total of 14 runners were included (8 with UI; 6 without UI). Runners with and without UI did not show significant differences for EMG and PERFECT. The acute effects of the half marathon on runners without UI were reduced PFM function in terms of strength (p = 0.00), reduced endurance (p = 0.02), and reduced repetition (p = 0.03), and an increase in EMG measured by the median frequency (p = 0.02). Runners with UI showed reduced PFM function in terms of strength (p = 0.05) and repetition (p = 0.01). Conclusion: there was no difference in the acute effects of the half marathon on PFM function and EMG in women with and without UI. Full article
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