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Study of the sensorial, perceived pain, quality of life and biomechanical adaptations associated to physical therapy intervention in the fibromyalgic syndrome


Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FS) is one condition that most affects functional performance, especially in women, due to alterations in the entire musculoskeletal system. Given that, Physical Therapy (PT) studies the human movement and its dysfunctions, and that FS, because of its complex chronic characteristic, impairs the affected individual's activities causing movement disorders, a PT professional must be part of the multidisciplinary team involved in the FS treatment. Nonetheless, as explained in the present proposal, several aspects still need clarification related to the PT role in this syndrome. Particularly, studies that analyze the sensorial, perceived pain, quality of life and biomechanical adaptations in individuals who undergo PT intervention still lack; those studies would contribute with scientific evidence to the clinical practice. According to recent systematic reviews, one of the most used therapies with positive effects on FS subjects is the hydrotherapy, which combines exercises and the water relaxing effects. Other alternative treatments have also been searched, in an attempt to decrease the painful picture presented, as the FS etiology and pathophysiology are not well known. Thus, this aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of different physical therapy resources in the FS. This proposal will verify if hydrotherapy can modify movement variables, such as and sensorial adaptations, perceived pain, quality of life and scapular kinematics of women with FS. (AU)

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RIBEIRO, IVANA LEAO; CARREIRA MOREIRA, ROBERTA FATIMA; FERRARI, ANGELICA VIANA; ALBURQUERQUE-SENDIN, FRANCISCO; CAMARGO, PAULA REZENDE; SALVINI, TANIA FATIMA. Effectiveness of early rehabilitation on range of motion, muscle strength and arm function after breast cancer surgery: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. CLINICAL REHABILITATION, v. 33, n. 12, p. 1876-1886, . (11/22122-5, 15/50303-5)
AVILA, MARIANA ARIAS; CAMARGO, PAULA REZENDE; RIBEIRO, IVANA LEAO; ALBURQUERQUE-SENDIN, FRANCISCO; ZAMUNER, ANTONIO ROBERTO; SALVINI, TANIA FATIMA. Effects of a 16-week hydrotherapy program on three-dimensional scapular motion and pain of women with fibromyalgia: A single-arm study. CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, v. 49, p. 145-154, . (15/50303-5, 11/22122-5)
PRISCILA RODRIGUES-DE-SOUZA, DAIANA; PALACIOS-CENA, DOMINGO; MORO-GUTIERREZ, LOURDES; CAMARGO, PAULA REZENDE; SALVINI, TANIA FATIMA; ALBURQUERQUE-SENDIN, FRANCISCO. Socio-Cultural Factors and Experience of Chronic Low Back Pain: a Spanish and Brazilian Patients' Perspective. A Qualitative Study. PLoS One, v. 11, n. 7, . (15/50303-5)
REBELATTO, MARCELO NASCIMENTO; ALBURQUERQUE-SENDIN, FRANCISCO; GUIMARAES, JOAO FLAVIO; SALVINI, TANIA FATIMA. Pressure pain threshold is higher in hypertensive compared with normotensive older adults: A case-control study. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, v. 17, n. 6, p. 967-972, . (15/50303-5, 11/22122-5)

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