Luis Suso-Martí

Luis Suso-Martí
University of Valencia | UV · Facultad de Fisioterapia

PhD

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Additional affiliations
October 2018 - August 2022
University CEU Cardenal Herrera
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2016 - present
Motion in Brains Research Group, Institute of Neuroscience and Science of Movement (INCIMOV)
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 2019 - June 2022
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2017 - July 2021
October 2016 - July 2017
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study
  • Máster Universitario en Fisioterapia Avanzada en el Tratamiento del Dolor

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Publications (95)
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Objective Telerehabilitation is an option that should be adapted as soon as possible in order to face the crisis caused by COVID-19. An umbrella and mapping review with meta–meta-analysis (MMA) of the available scientific evidence was performed to determine if telerehabilitation could be an effective alternative to conventional rehabilitation in ph...
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The primary aim of this study was to review the effect of exercise in comparison with a non-active treatment on pain intensity, frequency of headache episodes, headache duration, quality of life, medication use, and psychological symptoms, in patients with migraine or tension-type headache (TTH). A systematic search was conducted in various electro...
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To assess the current evidence on motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) and their influence on functional variables. We conducted 3 meta-meta-analyses (MMA) to determine the effectiveness of MI and AO on arm functionality, performance on activities of daily living and gait mobility in stroke patients. For arm functionality, MMA revealed a...
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Background and objective: Movement representation techniques such as motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) could play an important role in the field of rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal pain; however, the effects of these tools on clinical pain remain unclear. Our objective is therefore to develop a systematic review and met...
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In order to assess the impact of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on biological and body composition variables in patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSKD), we conducted a search on Pubmed (Medline), CENTRAL, CINAHL, Web of Science, SPORTDiscus and Scopus. Stand-ardized mean differences (SMD) and 95% confidence intervals were calculated...
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In order to assess the impact of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on biological and body composition variables in patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSKD), a systematic search on PubMed (Medline), CENTRAL, CINAHL, Web of Science, SPORTDiscus, and Scopus was conducted. Standardized mean differences (SMD) and 95% confidence intervals wer...
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Background—The incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing among elderly people, where postoperative complications are frequent. Methods—We evaluated postoperative physical and quality of life changes in elderly patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. A prospective cohort study was performed in 31 colorectal cancer patients...
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Background/Objectives Understanding the association of deconditioned strength with the most prevalent chronic diseases in older adults and inferring possible interventional strategies is of utmost importance. We aimed to investigate the association between handgrip strength and chronic diseases in a large representative European population of adult...
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Background: The main objective was to evaluate differences in the clinical, motor, or functional variables in patients with Early Osteoarthritis (EOA) and individuals at risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed. All the participants were divided into two groups: EOA patients and healthy subjects (HS) at...
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The aim of this study was to systematically review the scientific evidence related to the physiotherapy interventions in neurorehabilitation that utilize virtual reality (VR) for balance training and risk of falls in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). A search was conducted in Medline (PubMed), PEDro, and Google Scholar to identify all the releva...
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Background While the association between handgrip strength and all-cause mortality is more deeply explored, no previous studies have been specifically focused on handgrip strength and respiratory disease mortality. The purpose of the study was to investigate the association between handgrip strength and respiratory disease mortality in a large repr...
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Understanding the physical, functional, mental, and nutritional attributes of canoe polo athletes is essential for training and development. Forty-three canoe polo athletes (mean age: 21.54 +/- 6.03) participated in the study and were assessed for: anthropometric measurements, exercise motivation, eating habits, adherence to the Mediterranean Diet,...
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Our primary objective was to assess consistent activation and deactivation among healthy participants and patients reporting vertigo. Our secondary aim was to evaluate the influence of the stimulus and the direction of the perception of self-motion We realized a systematic review with an extensive data visualization. We included neuroimaging studie...
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The aim was to assess the impact of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on patients with musculoskeletal disorders. We conducted a search of Medline, Embase, PEDro and Google Scholar. We conducted a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of HIIT on pain intensity, maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max), disability, and quality of life (QoL)...
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The main aim of this study was to assess whether self-efficacy (SE) and outcome expectations (OEs) modulate the hypoalgesic effect induced by motor imagery (MI). A total of 75 asymptomatic participants were randomly assigned to the positive (SE+, OE+), negative (SE−, OE−) or nonexpectation (CG) groups. Heat pain threshold (HPT) and pain pressure th...
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Purpose: to evaluate the association between frequency and intensity of strength training participation and work ability among physical therapists (PTs). Methods: The Work Ability Index questionnaire (WAI) and a questionnaire about participation in strength training during leisure time were administered to a sample of Spanish PTs. In addition, par...
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Objective: To assess the available evidence on the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in addition to first-choice cancer treatment on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), quality of life (QoL), adherence, and adverse effects of HIIT in patients with cancer or cancer survivors. Methods: An umbrella review and meta-meta-analysis (MM...
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Purpose: To assess the effects of pain neuroscience education (PNE) on patients with fibromyalgia (FM) in terms of pain intensity, fibromyalgia impact, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted. Standardized mean differences (SMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (C...
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The aim of this systematic review (SR) of SRs was to assess the effectiveness of telerehabilitation based on behavior modification techniques (t-BMT) in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. We searched in PubMed, PEDro, Web of Science, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Google Scholar (January 2022). The outcomes measures were pain intensity, disability,...
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Objectives: The main objective of this study was to evaluate the laterality recognition of the body parts “hands”, “neck” and “feet” based on the response time and accuracy of left/right body-part judgments with performance compared across three age groups. The secondary objective was to calculate within age correlations between the time and accura...
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Purpose: The main aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis (MA) was to assess the effectiveness of online behavior modification techniques (e-BMT) in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Methods: We conducted a search of Medline (PubMed), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Web of Science, APA Psy...
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Abstract: Anxiety, depressive symptoms and stress have a significant influence on chronic musculoskeletal pain. Behavioral modification techniques have proven to be effective to manage these variables, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for an alternative to face-to-face treatment. We conducted a search of PubMed, Cumulative In...
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Introduction: An umbrella review with meta-meta-analyses (MMAs) was conducted to assess the current evidence for the effects of neural mobilisation (NM) treatments. Methods: Three MMAs were conducted to determine the effects of NM on pain intensity and disability in patients with musculoskeletal disorders and on mechanosensitivity in asymptomatic...
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Objective The main aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of exercise and manual therapy interventions in patients with primary headache through systematic review. Methods In this umbrella review, 2 authors reviewed systematic reviews by searching the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, MEDLINE, PEDro, Web of Science, and Google Scholar...
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La depresiónes el trastorno psiquiátrico más frecuente, donde la Organización Mundial de la Salud estima que afecta a 300 millones de personas en el mundo, aumentando su prevalencia cada año. Es por ello que en la actualidad numerosos equipos de investigación se encargan de estudiar, tanto las causas de la depresión, como la búsqueda de tratamiento...
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La Educación Terapéutica en el dolor es una modalidad de intervención sanitaria que tiene como objetivo cambiar las concepciones y creencias, y en consecuencia las conductas poco beneficiosas, que presentan en muchas ocasiones las personas con dolor persistente. Con ello buscamos, tanto mejorar la comprensión de aspectos relacionados con la experie...
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Son ampliamente conocidos los beneficios del ejercicio físico en el cuerpo humano. Realizar ejercicio permite mejorar nuestra capacidad respiratoria, hace que tengamos los huesos, los músculos, los ligamentos y los tendones más fuertes, fortalece el sistema inmune y promueve adaptaciones cardiovasculares. Sin embargo, no se conoce en detalle qué oc...
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El dolor es una experiencia desagradable que cualquier persona ha podido experimentar en algún momento de su vida. Siempre se ha entendido el dolor como una consecuencia de un daño físico del tejido y que cuanto mayor daño habría, mayor dolor desencadenaría. Sin embargo, si nos paramos a pensar hay situaciones que no se corresponden con estas teorí...
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Background In the early stages of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) rehabilitation, in which physical function in general can be affected, motor imagery (MI) might play a relevant role. Objective To assess the impact of MI on strength, active range of motion (ROM), pain intensity, and physical function in patients with TKA. Methods We conducted a sys...
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Durante las últimas décadas, múltiples investigaciones han puesto de manifiesto la gran importancia del ejercicio físico para la salud. Realizar ejercicio tiene efectos positivos sobre el sistema cardiovascular, el sistema musculo-esquelético, el sistema inmune y también sobre el sistema nervioso. Se están realizando múltiples investigaciones acerc...
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Background: We aimed to determine the presence of alexithymia in patients with craniofacial pain (CFP) compared with asymptomatic individuals. Our secondary aims were to assess the relationship of alexithymia with anxiety and depression levels, as well as to assess the presence of facial emotion recognition deficit. Methods: Medline, Scielo and Goo...
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Purpose: The main objective was to assess the hypoalgesic effect of adding blood flow restriction (BFR) training with or without motor imagery (MI) to moderate-intensity exercise. The secondary objective was to analyze the correlations of the pain pressure thresholds (PPTs) regarding perceived pain intensity, perceived fatigue, and cuff pressure di...
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common joint condition and one of the greatest causes of disability worldwide. The role of vitamin D in the origin and development of the disease is not clear, although it could have important implications for diagnosis and treatment. For this proposal, a cross-sectional study with a non-probabilistic sample was performed....
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Objective To develop a mapping and umbrella review with a meta-meta-analysis (MMA) to critically evaluate the current evidence of motor imagery (MI), action observation and mirror therapy (MT) on pain intensity. Methods The study involved a systematic search of PubMed, PEDro, Scielo, EBSCO and Google Scholar, Results Ten systematic reviews were i...
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Objective: The objective was to assess the effectiveness of neural mobilisation (NM) techniques in the management of musculoskeletal neck disorders with nerve-related symptoms (MND-NRS). Methods: We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis, using pain intensity, disability, perceived function, cervical range of motion and mechanosensitiv...
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Introducción: Se ha sugerido que tanto la imaginería motora (IM) como la observación de acciones (OA) son métodos efectivos en el aprendizaje de una acción motora determinada y para producir un aumento del rendimiento de ciertas habilidades motoras. Esto se debe a que comparten una base neurofisiológica común en el sistema de las neuronas espejo. O...
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Objetivo:El objetivo de esta revisión bibliográfica fue evaluar el efecto de la educación neurofisiológica en dolor en combinación con ejercicio terapéutico sobre la intensidad del dolor y los factores psicosociales en pacientes con dolor crónico.Métodos: Se realizó una búsqueda en las bases de datos PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL y SCOPUS. Se empl...
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Introduction Dance has been linked in a complex manner to pain and the physical and psychological peculiarities of this discipline could influence pain perception and chronicity of pain. Objective To determine the differences in cognitive, emotional, and somatosensory symptoms between dancers with acute vs chronic pain. Design A cross sectional s...
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INTRODUCTIONː The objective was to assess the impact of movement representation techniques (MRT) through motor imagery (MI), action observation (AO) and visual mirror feedback (VMF) and cross-education training (CE) on strength, range of motion (ROM), speed, functional state and balance during experimental immobilisation processes in healthy indivi...
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The main objective of this research is to determine the psychosocial differences between patients with knee pain or early osteoarthritis (EOA) and healthy subjects at risk of developing osteoarthritis. The secondary objective is to determine how psychosocial factors might influence pain and social participation in patients with EOA. A cross-section...
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Tongue strength has an important role in the swallowing process, and previous research has suggested that tongue position, concerning the craniomandibular region, could affect the oral function. This study aimed to evaluate the strength and endurance of three areas of the tongue in three experimentally induced craniocervical postures. A cross-secti...
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Objectives The aim of this study was to assess whether a virtual rehabilitation program using Nintendo Wii added to conventional physical therapy improved functionality, balance, and daily activities in chronic stroke survivors, when compared with conventional physical therapy. Design We undertook a randomized controlled clinical trial. The partic...
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Objetivo: El objetivo principal del presente estudio fue conocer los efectos de la realidad virtual sobre el dolor y la ansiedad durante la cura o rehabilitación en pacientes con quemaduras. Material y método: Se realizó una revisión sistemática con una búsqueda en las principales bases de datos: Pubmed, Cinahl y Scopus hasta el 20 de febrero de 2...
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Objective Peripheral facial palsy (PFP) is predominantly a unilateral disorder of the facial nerve, which can lead to psychological disorders that can result in decreased quality of life. The aim of this systematic review was to assess anxiety, depression and quality of life symptoms associated with PFP. Data sources We searched the Medline, PEDro...
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Background: Despite the general belief of the benefits and the widespread use of massage in sport field, there are limited empirical data on possible effectiveness of massage on psychological and physical functional variables. Purpose: The main objective of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of classical and light touch massage on p...
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The present work is the first study that assess long run change after motor learning. The study’s main objective was to evaluate the short to medium-term impact of motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) on motor learning of a sequence of thumb-opposition tasks of increasing complexity. We randomly assigned 45 participants to an AO, MI, or p...
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Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to analyze the effectiveness of exercise and manual therapy interventions in patients with disc displacement without reduction. Method: The authors performed a systematic review of Medline, EMBASE, PEDro, CINAHL, and Google Scholar databases. Two independent reviewers conducted the eligibility and qu...
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Purpose: To assess the effects of aerobic exercise (AE) on patients with migraine in terms of pain intensity, frequency and duration of migraine, and quality of life. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted. Standardized mean differences (SMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculate...
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Background The main objective of this study was to assess painful memory as well as long‐term episodic memory, both in patients with chronic pain (CP) and in asymptomatic participants (AP). Methods A prospective cohort study design was used. Sixty‐eight participants were divided into two groups: CP (n = 34) and AP (n = 34). The protocol consisted...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of cervical exercise, motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) of cervical exercise actions on conditioned pain modulation and pressure pain thresholds. The second objective was to assess the effects of these interventions on cervical motor activity (ranges of motion and muscle endurance),...
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Objective To assess the effectiveness of cervical manual therapy (MT) on patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and to compare cervico-craniomandibular MT vs cervical MT. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis (MA). Methods A search in PubMed, EMBASE, PEDro, and Google Scholar was conducted with an end date of February 2019. Two ind...
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Objectives The objective was to explore whether action observation (AO) and motor imagery (MI) of aerobic and isometric exercise could induce hypoalgesic responses in asymptomatic individuals compared with placebo observation (PO). Methods A randomized controlled pilot trial was designed. Twenty-four healthy participants (mean age = 21.9 ± 2.1 yea...
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Objectives: The main objective was to evaluate the effects of action observation (AO), visual mirror feedback (VMF), and motor imagery (MI), combined with an orofacial exercise program, on sensorimotor variables in asymptomatic participants. Methods: We designed a randomized, single-blind, controlled trial that included 52 asymptomatic participants...
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We present a neurophysiological hypothesis for the role of motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) training in the motor learning process. The effects of movement representation in the brain and those of the cortical-subcortical networks related to planning, executing, adjusting, and automating real movements share a similar neurophysiologic...