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The objective of this randomized study was to compare a thermotherapy system, hyperthermia at 434 MHz and conventional ultrasound in the treatment of overuse sports tendinopathies. The study group consisted of 44 athletes, 33 males and 11 females (age 26 +/- 4.56 years) affected by tendinopathies at lower extremities (patellar or achilles tendons). After(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwaves therapy (ESWT) in patients with chronic painful shoulder. METHODS EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN a prospective design was used with a short term follow-up. SETTING data were collected at the Service of Physioterapy in Villa Stuart Clinic-Rome. PATIENTS 72 patients of both sexes with an average(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperthermia equipment using a 434 MHz applicator with water bolus elevate to therapeutic temperatures (from 41 to 45 degrees C) delineated volumes of tissue target, down to a depth of 3 to 5 cm. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of hyperthermia in the treatment of muscle injuries, in comparison with a conventional modality like(More)
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