Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal <p><em>Manual Therapy, Posturology &amp; Rehabilitation Journal</em> is an international open access, peer-reviewed online journal publishing Ahead of Print original research articles, case reports, technical advance articles, study protocols, reviews, proceedings and, letters to editor.</p> Pró Ciência - Periódicos Científicos en-US Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal 1677-5937 Effects of two different inspiratory muscle training devices on respiratory muscle strength, cardiopulmonary functional capacity, and quality of life of COPD patients <p><strong>Introduction: </strong>Inspiratory muscle weakness is one of the complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This condition has been minimized by inspiratory muscle training (IMT). Still, different IMT devices need to be compared to identify the best option. <strong>Objective:</strong> To evaluate the effects of two IMT devices on respiratory muscle strength, cardiorespiratory functional capacity, and life quality of COPD patients. <strong>Method:</strong> Before and after the IMT protocol, 17 patients were submitted to manovacuometry, six-minute walk test (6MWT), and questionnaire from the Saint George Hospital in Respiratory Disease (SGRQ) for inspiratory muscle strength, cardiorespiratory functional capacity, and life quality assessments, respectively. Afterwards, they were divided into two groups to perform IMT for four weeks, one by Threshold<sup>®</sup> IMT (IMTG) and the other by POWERbreathe<sup>®</sup> Classic (PG). <strong>Results:</strong> Maximal inspiratory pressure increased significantly from -62.00±16.03 to -75.55±22.84 cmH<sub>2</sub>O in IMTG, and from -56.00±22.01 to -71.25±27.67 cmH<sub>2</sub>O in PG. The distance covered in the 6MWT clinically increased with both IMTG and PG. The SGRQ answers showed improvements in all domains evaluated for both groups. However, the intergroup results showed no statistically significant differences. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> Both IMT devices increased inspiratory muscle strength, improved life quality, and optimized cardiorespiratory functionality in COPD patients. None was superior to the other for the analyzed parameters.</p> Carla Rafaela da Silva de Paula Giovana Duarte Eltz Rafaela Stefany dos Santos Roberta Silva Zuttin Kelly Cristina da Silva Oliveira Copyright (c) 2022 Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal 2022-06-24 2022-06-24 20 10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2022.20.1222 Effects of hospitalization on functional status and health-related quality of life of patients with COVID-19 complications: a literature review <p><strong>Background:</strong> Due to the clinical situations faced, patients with COVID-19 who survive the intensive care unit (ICU) are at greater risk of developing post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), characterized by typical physical, psychological and cognitive consequences in the post hospital discharge. Given this situation, it is important to assess these patients for the presence of musculoskeletal and psychosocial changes, so that they are referred to an outpatient and/or home rehabilitation program. <strong>Objective: </strong>to identify in the scientific literature the effects of hospitalization on the functional status and health-related quality of life of patients with complications from COVID-19. <strong>Methods:</strong> Searches were performed for scientific articles indexed in the MEDLINE database (accessed by Pubmed), between the years 2019 to 2022. Articles that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria determined to compose this study were included. <strong>Results</strong>: from a total of 524 articles found in the literature, only 15 met the inclusion criteria and were included in the study. The sample was represented by eight cross-sectional studies and seven cohort studies, and the main outcomes found to assess functional status were the six minute walking test the Post-COVID-19 Functional Status scale and for quality of life the EuroQol visual analogue scale and the Short form-36. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> With this literature review, it can be concluded that patients hospitalized for complications of COVID-19 showed a significant decline in functional status and health-related quality of life.However, updates are necessary to characterize the symptoms and persistent sequelae in the post-COVID-19.</p> Miriã Cândida Oliveira Marilúcia M. Carrijo João Pedro R. Afonso Ricardo S. Moura Luís Filipe R. J. Oliveira Adriano L. Fonseca Vinicio V. C. B. Melo Maria Eduarda M. Lino Beatriz N. Sousa Elisângela R. P. Póvoa Shayra K. A. Souza Thays L. Guedes Larissa R. Alves Rodolfo P. Vieira Luis V. F. Oliveira Copyright (c) 2022 Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal 2022-04-05 2022-04-05 20 10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2022.20.1239 The Analysis of plantar pressure during dynamic squat movement in asymptomatic volleyball athletes before and after fatigue protocol <p><strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">ABSTRATO</span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Introdução:</span></span></strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"> A fadiga é uma condição comum durante a atividade física, resultando em redução da força muscular, controle motor, equilíbrio e coordenação. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Mudanças na pressão plantar muitas vezes estão relacionadas à fadiga também podem aumentar o risco de lesão. </span></span><strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Hipótese/Objetivo:</span></span></strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"> Avaliar as alterações na baropodometria durante o movimento de agachamento. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">A hipótese é que a pressão e a carga serão maiores na perna não dominante pós-fadiga </span></span><strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Metodologia:</span></span></strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Foram recrutados 28 voluntários de ambos os sexos, todos participantes ativos da equipe universitária de vôlei. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">A distribuição da pressão plantar foi medida durante três movimentos de agachamento. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">A avaliação foi realizada antes e após o protocolo de fadiga, que consistiu em quatro séries de quinze segundos de salto com dez segundos de descanso entre as séries. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">A análise estatística foi realizada por meio do pacote estatístico PASW 19.0 (SPSS inc.) com nível de significância adotado de 5% (p ≤ 0,05). </span></span><strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Resultados:</span></span></strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"> Para o sexo feminino, houve redução significativa de 12% na pressão média do membro dominante. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Para o sexo masculino, reduções significativas na pressão média do membro dominante (7,1%) e membro não dominante (9,5%) e pico de pressão do membro dominante (13,8%) e não dominante (10,1%) . </span></span><strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Conclusões:</span></span></strong><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Os processos de fadiga reduziram a pressão plantar durante o movimento de agachamento, apresentando diferentes repercussões entre os sexos, mas ambos capazes de predispor a lesões.</span></span><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Palavras-chave: Kinects; </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Pressão; </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Fadiga; </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Esportes; </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Biomecânica</span></span><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> Jose Alfredo Ordenes Mora Ricardo José Serrão Gabriel Garcia Leonardo Oliveira Eduardo Federighi Baisi Chagas Copyright (c) 2022 Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal 2022-03-29 2022-03-29 20 1 6 10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2022.20.1224 The Effect of a pompage protocol on hemodynamic behavior during and on isometric exercise recovery in elderly: randomized and controlled study <p>The aging process is associated with changes in hemodynamic control, such as <br>reduced sensitivity of baroreceptors. Advanced evidence that some manual therapies, <br>expanded physiotherapy specialty in the treatment of basic musculoskeletal disorders, <br>be complementary to physical exercises performed in cardiovascular rehabilitation, <br>studies that are very scarce in this area in Brazil. Objective: to evaluate the effect of a <br>pomping protocol on hemodynamic behavior during isometric exercise in the elderly. <br>Methodology: A prospective randomized controlled interventional study was carried <br>out. 503 elderly people were initially screened, of which 70 elderly were selected to <br>participate in two randomized sessions held on different days: one with a pomping <br>protocol based on Bienfait (1999) and another with a placebo protocol, totaling 140 <br>transactions. The behavior of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) at rest for 5 <br>minutes and then during three minutes of isometric exercise with handgrip (EH101, <br>Camry) at 30% of the maximum voluntary contraction were adopted. Afterwards, the <br>pompage protocol or randomized placebo was treated for that specific session for 30 <br>minutes and immediately after intervention/placebo they were repeated as calculated <br>grouping. Results: The elderly had a mean age of 69 ± 1.0 years. Regarding BP values <br>(SBP,131±1.4 mmHg; DBP=83±1.6 mmHg), it is possible to observe that most of the <br>elderly were classified as pre-hypertensive, according to the Brazilian Guidelines on <br>Arterial Hypertension. (2020). We emphasize that there was a reduction in SBP only <br>in the pompage group (p &lt; 0.001), a reduction in DBP only in the pompage group in <br>the first minute (p=0.03) and in the third minute (p=0.04) and a reduction in HR in both <br>groups (p &lt; 0.001 and p = 0.02). Conclusion: The pompagens protocol reduced the <br>SBP of the elderly during isometric exercise with the handgrip and the DBP in the <br>recovery from isometric exercise, while there was no change in SBP in the placebo <br>group during isometrics and no change in DBP in the placebo group during recovery <br>from isometric exercise.</p> Gabrielle Varejano Dezani Stephanny Nascimento Teles Beatriz Pinheiro Ribeiro Leila Dal Poggetto Moreira Luciana Gonzales Auad Viscardi Edmara AP Reis Martins Adriana Sarmento de Oliveira Copyright (c) 2022 Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal 2022-06-15 2022-06-15 20 1 8 10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2022.20.1234