Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo

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Although the specific pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of spasticity are not fully understood, a large amount of evidence suggests that abnormalities in spinal pathways regulating the stretch reflex may contribute to the hypertonia and hyperreflexia that characterize spasticity. It is quite interesting that neuromuscular electrical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of the surface electromyography (sEMG) parameters associated with referred anterior knee pain in diagnosing patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). DESIGN Sensitivity and specificity analysis. SETTING Physical rehabilitation center and laboratory of biomechanics and motor control. PARTICIPANTS Pain-free(More)
To understand patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), recent studies have focused on assessing the onset in the vastus medialis and vastus lateralis to determine whether there is a delay between these muscles' activation. However, the results of these studies are not in agreement, as some research shows that there is a delay in the VMO, while others do not(More)
It is usual to find athletes that can perform de curl up test easily, but are unable to maintain the stabilization of the low back during the double straight leg lowering (DSLL). In spite of having strong abdominal muscles, its stabilization role seems not to be effective. Thus, the purpose of this study was to verify the relation among individuals with(More)
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