Antonio Martínez-Amat

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The Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT) is a valid instrument to determine the presence of chronic ankle instability (CAI) and to assess its severity. Self-report test is very useful for researchers and clinical practice, and CAI is a widespread tool. Nevertheless, there is lack of measurement instruments validated into Spanish, which represents a(More)
The development of the human wrist joint has been studied widely, with the main focus on carpal chondrogenesis, ligaments and triangular fibrocartilage. However, there are some discrepancies concerning the origin and morphogenetic time-table of these structures, including nerves, muscles and vascular elements. For this study we used serial sections of 57(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the combination of oral quercetin (Q) supplementation and exercise prevents mitochondrial biogenesis. Four groups of Wistar rats were tested: quercetin-sedentary (Q-sedentary); quercetin-exercised (Q-exercised); no-quercetin-sedentary (NQ-sedentary); and no-quercetin-exercised (NQ-exercised). Treadmill(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Quercetin is a natural polyphenolic compound currently under study for its ergogenic capacity to improve mitochondrial biogenesis. Sedentary mice have exhibited increased endurance performance, but results are contradictory in human models. METHODS We examined the effects of six weeks of endurance training and quercetin(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a 12-week-specific proprioceptive training program on postural stability, gait, balance, and fall prevention in adults older than 65 years. The present study was a controlled clinical trial. Forty-four community dwelling elderly subjects (61-90 years; mean age, 78.07 ± 5.7 years) divided into(More)
The purpose of this study was to determinate the effect of a 6-week specific-sprinter proprioceptive training program on core stability and gravity center control in sprinters. Thirty-three athletes (age = 21.82 ± 4.84 years, height = 1.76 ± 0.07 m, weight = 67.82 ± 08.04 kg, body mass index = 21.89 ± 2.37 kg · m(-2)) from sprint disciplines were divided(More)
Previous studies have analyzed the effects of spinal manipulation on pain sensitivity by using several sensory modalities, but to our knowledge, no studies have focused on serum biomarkers involved in the nociceptive pathway after spinal manipulation. Our objectives were to determine the immediate effect of cervical and dorsal manipulation over the(More)
OBJECTIVE Falls are a serious public health problem and one of the most important concerns for older people. The risk of falling is dramatically increased in osteoporotic postmenopausal women. The Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) is a reliable and validated questionnaire that can assess the fear of falling. Our objective is to develop the FES-I(More)
PURPOSE The Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) is a widely used questionnaire to evaluate the functional impairment of a patient with a disorder of one or both lower extremities. It also can be used to monitor the patient over time and to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention. Nevertheless there is no Spanish version of the LEFS, so the aim of(More)
Sarcopenia, obesity, and osteoporosis are three interrelated entities which may share common pathophysiological factors. In the last decades, overall survival has drastically increased. Postmenopausal women, due to their estrogen depletion, are at higher risk of developing any of these three conditions or the three, which is termed osteosarcopenic obesity.(More)