Roy La Touche

Roy La Touche
CSEU La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain · Departamento de Fisioterapia

PT, MSc, PhD

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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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Background Migraine is the second leading cause of disability worldwide, engendering a high economic cost in developed countries. The adverse events related to pharmacological treatment use have increased interest in non-pharmacological interventions such as exercise. YouTube offers a public source of information for migraine patients regarding exe...
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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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The frequency of a high Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) total score and the prevalence of pain have already been established among breast cancer survivors (BCS). However, the psychological factors’ influence based on the clinical features of pain is still unknown, as well as BCS characteristics with no pain. Thus, our main aim was to evaluate...
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Objective: This paper presents a preliminary study about verbal behaviour of a physiotherapist exploring possibilities of a system of coding verbal behaviour developed before to study verbal behaviour of psychologists Methods: Principal variable verbal behaviour of physiotherapist was coded using Frojan’s the categorization system of the therapist...
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En términos generales las habilidades clínicas en fisioterapia se pueden englobar en tres dimensiones: a) las habilidades para la realización de la evaluación del paciente; b) habilidades técnicas para los procedimientos prácticos; y c) habilidades de comunicación y gestión (Michels et al., 2012). Los estudiantes de fisioterapia adquieren las habil...
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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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En esta editorial se propone una definición contemporánea del concepto de entrenamiento funcional desarrollada desde el paradigma de las ciencias aplicadas a la rehabilitación. Además de la definición se describen características del entrenamiento funcional. Dentro de esta definición, se integran dos subdivisiones: 1) entrenamiento funcional basado...
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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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Background There is a lack of standardized criteria for diagnosing Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain (RCRSP). Objective To identify the most relevant clinical descriptors for diagnosing RCRSP. Methods A Delphi study was conducted through use of an international physical therapists expert panel. A 3-round Delphi survey involving an international...
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La grave crisis sanitaria que sufre el mundo actualmente a consecuencia de la COVID-19 está afectando todas las esferas sociales y profesionales. Durante los meses más complicados de la pandemia se han adoptado muchas medidas de aislamiento y modificación de las actividades diarias. Una medida generalizada que se esta implementando en casi todo el...
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Históricamente las disciplinas profesionales asociadas a las ciencias de la rehabilitación se forman y se estructuran entorno a la prevención, mantenimiento y recuperación de las funciones perdidas. La pérdida de una función disminuida conlleva un proceso de entrenamiento catalogado terminológicamente como reentrenamiento, reeducación y más recient...
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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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Objective: The present trial aimed to compare the effects of the mobilisation of the nervous system (NS) to those of a soft-tissue intervention in subjects exposed to an experimentally induced hyperalgesia of the masticatory muscles. Methods: The study was a single-blinded randomised controlled trial. A total of 49 participants (mean ± SD age: 4...
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En este planteamiento teórico se propone un diseño y re-conceptualización de la experiencia dolorosa manteniendo el enfoque multidimensional, pero introduciendo una dimensión más, que se denomina “comportamiento motor”. La dimensión del comportamiento motor incluye todas los procesos y respuestas asociadas a la experiencia dolorosa que pueden manif...
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Objetive: The main objective of this study was to analyze whether there were differences in dynamic balance and postural stability in relation to the level of disability in patients with chronic low back pain. Methodss: This is an observational study in which 60 patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain were included. All patients received a...
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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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Background: The Craniofacial Pain and Disability Inventory (CF-PDI) is a cross-culturally adapted instrument designed from a biopsychosocial perspective to measure pain, disability, and function in orofacial head and neck pain with shown psychometric properties; however, the German cross-cultural adaption is lacking. Objectives: To carry out a t...
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Purpose: The main objective was to compare the effects of neural mobilization (NM), NM performed through mirror therapy (MT), NM performed through action observation (AO) training and finally classic rehabilitation program (mobility and strength) exercises on neural mechanosensitivity, widespread of proximal and distal pain and pressure pain thres...
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The aim of the study was to perform a mapping and umbrella review with meta-meta-analysis (MMA) to synthesise and critically evaluate the effectiveness of manual therapy (MT) and aerobic exercise (AE) in relation to pain intensity, frequency, disability and quality of life in patients with migraines, tension-type headaches (TTH) and cervicogenic he...
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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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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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The main aim was to assess the short-term efects of active-tDCS (a-tDCS) in the primary motor cortex (anodal stimulation-M1) on sensorimotor variables. These variables included discriminative sensation through the two-point discrimination (2-PD) test, tactile acuity threshold and pressure pain threshold (PPT), and electromyographic (EMG) activity c...
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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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Introduction One of the factors contributing to transformation of migraine are sleep disorders, which can act as a trigger and/or perpetuating factor in these patients. This study’s primary objective was to identify predictive factors related to sleep quality in patients with chronic migraine (CM); the secondary objective was to identify any differ...
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To investigate the prevalence of first dorsal interosseous myofascial trigger point (MTrP) in patients with thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMC OA). Fifty subjects participated in the study, 25 with thumb CMC OA and 25 without thumb CMC OA. Participants were examined to identify first dorsal interosseous MTrP through palpation. Visual analog...
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Objective: The main aim was to assess motor learning process comparing action observation (AO), motor imagery (MI), and double time of MI (2MI) at post-and at 1-week post-intervention through Purdue-Pegboard test. The secondary objectives were to assess if improvements enhanced the ability to imagine and the perceived fatigue. Methods: 20 healthy s...
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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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Objective The primary objective was to compare the difference in autonomic nervous system (ANS) response between motor imagery (MI) group and action observation (AO) group. Both consisted of two subgroups: the control subgroup (CG), which consisted of asymptomatic individuals, and the patient subgroup (PG), which consisted of patients with chronic...
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The main aim was to investigate the influence of various distracting stimuli on the endurance-strength and fatigue of the lumbar region in asymptomatic participants. Fifty-four healthy individuals were randomized to three groups: auditory distraction group (ADG), visual distraction group (VDG) and control group without distraction (CG). Lumbar musc...
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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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Objective The purpose of this study is to present the development and analysis of the factorial structure and psychometric properties of a new self-administered questionnaire (Therapeutic Alliance in Physiotherapy Questionnaire-Patients [CAF-P]) designed to measure therapeutic alliance in physiotherapy. Methods The sample included 204 patients wit...
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The aim was to perform a translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and psychometric evaluation of the Spanish version of the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia for Temporomandibular Disorders (TSK-TMD-S). The study sample included 110 patients with TMD. We translated and cross-culturally adapted the TSK-TMD-S using standard methodology and analysed its int...
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To assess neck disability with respect to jaw disability, craniocervical position, cervical alignment, and sensorimotor impairments in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies trials were conducted. The meta-analysis showed statistically significant differences in the associatio...
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Several studies have shown an association between psychosocial variables and functional capacity in chronic pain processes such as osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to test a structural equations model that shows the predictive weight of certain variables such as catastrophizing, self-efficacy and kinesiophobia on functional pain and WOMAC...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop a scale to measure patient adherence to physical therapist intervention and to report psychometric properties in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Methods: This observational, multicenter, qualitative, and cross-sectional study was divided into 2 phases: development of scale items (content va...
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Objective Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a common condition that can cause lateral hip pain. The single-leg-squat test (SLST) may be used by physicians in primary care environments to evaluate patients’ dynamic stability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the dynamic stability and strength of lateral abduction hip movements in pri...
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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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Background: Patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) have greater difficulty generating kinesthetic and visual motor imagery. Objectives: The main aim of this study was to determine whether the ability to generate mental motor imagery (MIab) influences psychological, motor, and disability variables in patients with NCLBP. The seco...
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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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The hand pain experienced by patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA) is often accompanied by hypersensitivity and sings of peripheral and central sensitization. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) published a systematic literature review that summarized the current non-pharmacological, pharmacological and surgical approaches for the mana...
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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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Históricamente la concepción profesional de la fisioterapia se asienta a través de la utilización de la terapia manual y ejercicio como medios terapéuticos principales para recuperar a pacientes con diversos trastornos (Hansson & Ottosson, 2015; Shaik & Maniyat Shemjaz, 2014). Los términos movimiento y ejercicio están directamente relacionados con...
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Objetivo: El objetivo principal del presente estudio fue evaluar la capacidad de generar imágenes mentales motoras entre bailarines profesionales y sujetos sedentarios. El objetivo secundario fue evaluar la relación entre la capacidad de generar imágenes mentales motoras y la cronometría mental. Diseño: Estudio observacional transversal. Marco: Con...
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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 Low back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal problem, which implies a high rate of chronicity. The chronicity of symptoms can lead to pain expansion. The main objective of this study was to assess whether there were differences between patients with nonspecific chronic LBP (CLBP) who sought healthcare compared to those who d...
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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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Objective: To identify assessment tools used to evaluate patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) considered to be clinically most useful by a panel of international experts in TMD physical therapy (PT). Methods: A Delphi survey method administered to a panel of international experts in TMD PT was conducted over three rounds from October...
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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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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...
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Objectives: The main objective of this study was to analyze differences on pain pressure thresholds, tongue strength and perceived effort between various orofacial motor exercise training dosages of mental representation training through motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO), first in isolation and then in combination with real exercise p...
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Una similitud que existe entre todas las profesiones relacionadas con las ciencias aplicadas a la rehabilitación es la utilización de terapias basadas en el movimiento, estas producen mejoras cognitivas, sensoriales, motoras (La Touche, 2019) y además presentan una gran repercusión sobre el estado de ánimo del paciente (Gourgouvelis et al., 2017)....
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The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of differences in motor, somatosensory and laterality recognise variables between individuals with unilateral chewing (UC) versus bilateral chewing (BC). A cross-sectional study with a nonprobabilistic sample was conducted. Seventy asymptomatic individuals were grouped as UC or BC to as...
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Objective The main objective of this trial was to assess whether action observation (AO) training and motor imagery (MI) produced changes in the cervical joint position sense (CJPS) both at the end of the intervention and 10 min postintervention compared with a placebo intervention in patients with nonspecific chronic neck pain (NSCNP). Methods A...
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Background and Objectives: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the most common occupational disorder due to its associated disability and high risk of recurrence and chronicity. However, the mechanisms underlying physical and psychological variables in patients with CLBP remain unclear. The main objective of this study was to assess whether there wer...
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Schwannoma is a benign tumor located in the Schwann cells of the nerves. A 36-year-old white man underwent surgery after being diag-nosed with radial nerve schwannoma of the upper right extremity be-tween the triceps brachii muscle and brachioradialis muscle, after which a complete axonotmesis of the aforementioned nerve trunk oc-curred. The sympto...
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Background: Two-point discrimination (2-PD) is a valuable test for measuring tactile acuity that provides relevant information about cortical reorganization and somatosensory function. Objectives: The main objectives of the present study were to assess intra- and interexaminer reliability of the 2-PD test in the trigeminal region in asymptomatic i...
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Purpose: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) combined with a motor control exercises program for the lumbopelvic region. Method: Forty-five asymptomatic individuals were randomized into three groups: MI (n = 15), AO (n = 15) or control group (CG) (n = 15). The outcome measures included...
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The objective was to compare two different instruction modes used to teach patients with non-specific chronic low back pain (CLBP) to perform a lumbar motor control task. The three intervention instruction modes used were: common verbal explanation of a motor task based on a motor control therapeutic exercise (MCTE-control group), MTCE instructed u...
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The aim of the present study was to explore the pain modulation effects of motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) of specific neck therapeutic exercises both locally, in the cervical region, and remotely. A single-blind, placebo clinical trial was designed. A total of 30 patients with chronic neck pain (CNP) were randomly assigned to an AO...
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Purpose: The main objectives of the study were to analyse the predominant motor imagery modality used by professional Spanish dancers and to compare Spanish dancers' ability to perform mental motor imagery with that of non-dancers, and to analyse differences between male and female dancers. As a secondary aim, to compare the motor imagery ability b...
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The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the effects of strength training of the knee muscles on perceived pain and static knee angles in young subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Ten patients, 100% female (mean age, 18.2±3.8 years), with unilateral PFPS (anterior knee pain for at least 3 months), received muscle strengthenin...
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The present study aimed to analyze the differences between ballet, contemporary and flamenco dancers when generating mental motor kinesthetic and visual images of simple and complex movements. A cross‐sectional study, including 45 professional dancers (15 flamenco dancers, 15 ballet dancers and 15 contemporary dancers) was planned. We analyzed the...
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Purpose: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of laterality discrimination training on neck joint position sense and cervical range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain (NSCNP). Materials and methods: Forty-eight patients with NSCNP were randomly assigned to the neck group (NG) that observed...
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Objective: To compare the effectiveness of a biobehavioral approach with and without orthopedic manual physical therapy on the intensity and frequency of pain in patients diagnosed with nonspecific chronic low back pain. Methods: A single-blind randomized controlled trial. Fifty patients were randomly allocated into two groups: one group receive...
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Introducción: Uno de los factores contribuyentes en la cronificación de la migraña son los trastornos del sueño que pueden actuar como un factor precipitante y/o perpetuador en estos sujetos. El objetivo primario de este estudio fue identificar los factores predictores relacionados con la calidad del sueño en pacientes con migraña crónica (MC) y el...
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Background: Low back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal problem among adults. Individuals with chronic LBP (CLBP) can present a psychological disorder and a lack of pain self-efficacy. Objectives: The objective of this study was to compare the process of repetition-induced summation of activity-related pain, the lumbar range of motion...