Alexandre Wesley Carvalho Barbosa

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An increase in the capacity of athletic performance depends on adequate nutrition, which ensures optimal function of the musculoskeletal system, including tendon stability. However, little is known about the status of tendons and extracellular matrix modifications during malnutrition and nutritional recovery when leucine is used in response to exercise(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effect of a protocol involving joint manipulation and specific exercises for pelvic stability to influence proprioceptive input to the spinal tissues and to observe the effects on sensorimotor function. METHODS Seven patients with pelvic anteversion and low back pain participated in an eight-week protocol (three sessions per(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the electrical behaviour of the biceps brachii (BB) and upper rectus abdominis (URA) by surface electromyography (sEMG) during a forearm flexion with and without the Pilates centring technique. METHODS Ten female subjects (with a minimum of one week of experience with the Pilates method) were recruited. The long head of the BB and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the immediate effects of scapular taping on pain, isometric force, and the level of activation of several scapular girdle muscles in individuals with shoulder pain and scapular dyskinesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten individuals with shoulder pain during arm elevation and scapular dyskinesis were included and evaluated by using a visual(More)
BACKGROUND The dysfunction of gluteus medius (GMed) has been implicated in other musculoskeletal disorders including low back pain and lower limb injuries. The purpose of this study was to use a protocol involving low-load eccentric exercises to observe the effects on the three subdivisions of GMed activation through surface electromyography (sEMG) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the immediate effects on the electrical activity of the transversus abdominis/internal oblique (TrA/IO) muscle during rapid voluntary upper limb movements before and after a sacroiliac joint (SIJ) manipulation. METHODS Twenty healthy subjects who had innominate fixation, assessed by standing flexion test, were recruited. All subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the behaviour of the upper rectus abdominis, lower rectus abdominis and transverse abdominis/internal oblique (TrA/IO) by using surface electromyography during trunk flexion with and without the Pilates breathing technique. METHODS Nineteen female subjects (without experience of the Pilates method) were recruited. The muscles were(More)
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