Isabel de Camargo Neves Sacco

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the ankle range of motion during neuropathic gait and its influence on plantar pressure distribution in two phases during stance: at heel-strike and at push-off. METHODS Thirty-one adults participated in this study (control group, n=16; diabetic neuropathic group, n=15). Dynamic ankle range of motion(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate and compare the influence of a previous history of foot ulcers on plantar pressure variables during gait of patients with diabetic neuropathy. INTRODUCTION Foot ulcers may be an indicator of worsening diabetic neuropathy. However, the behavior of plantar pressure patterns over time and during the progression of neuropathy,(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe and interpret self-cadence treadmill walking by neuropathic diabetic subjects under biomechanical and somatosensorial considerations. DESIGN EMG variables during stance phase of neuropathic diabetic subjects were acquired and analyzed. We also evaluated sensorial and motor aspects of the feet and legs. METHODS The experimental(More)
To obtain a high quality EMG acquisition, the signal must be recorded as far away as possible from muscle innervations and tendon zones, which are known to shift during dynamic contractions. This study describes a methodology, using commercial bipolar electrodes, to identify better electrode positions for superficial EMG of lower limb muscles during dynamic(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed at investigating the influence of diabetic neuropathy and previous history of plantar ulcers on electromyography (EMG) of the thigh and calf and on vertical ground reaction forces during gait. METHODS This study involved 45 adults divided into three groups: a control group (n=16), diabetic neuropathic group (n=19) and diabetic(More)
AIM To identify the relationship between anterior disc displacement and global posture (plantar arches, lower limbs, shoulder and pelvic girdle, vertebral spine, head and mandibles). Common signs and symptoms of anterior disc displacement were also identified. INTRODUCTION Global posture deviations cause body adaptation and realignment, which may(More)
The type of surface used for running can influence the load that the locomotor apparatus will absorb and the load distribution could be related to the incidence of chronic injuries. As there is no consensus on how the locomotor apparatus adapts to loads originating from running surfaces with different compliance, the objective of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare rearfoot alignment and medial longitudinal arch index during static postures in runners, with and without symptoms and histories of plantar fasciitis (PF). INTRODUCTION PF is the third most common injury in runners but, so far, its etiology remains unclear. In the literature, rearfoot misalignment and conformations of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study proposes a new approach that considers uncertainty in predicting and quantifying the presence and severity of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. METHODS A rule-based fuzzy expert system was designed by four experts in diabetic neuropathy. The model variables were used to classify neuropathy in diabetic patients, defining it as mild,(More)
AIM We sought to evaluate musculoskeletal discomfort and mental and physical fatigue in the call-center workers of an airline company before and after a supervised exercise program compared with rest breaks during the work shift. INTRODUCTION This was a longitudinal pilot study conducted in a flight-booking call-center for an airline in São Paulo, Brazil.(More)