José Rubens Rebelatto

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The objective of this study was to use linear and non-linear methods to investigate cardiac autonomic modulation in healthy elderly men and women in response to a postural change from the supine to the standing position. Fourteen men (66.1 ± 3.5 years) and 10 women (65.3 ± 3.3 years) were evaluated. Beat-to-beat heart rate was recorded in the supine and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of an active stretching program on the knee flexors with regards to flexibility, torque, and functional mobility of older women. The hypothesis of this study was that a program of active knee-flexor stretching increases flexibility and muscle torque and improves functional mobility. DESIGN Twelve active older women aged(More)
This study aimed at evaluating the thermographic changes associated with localized exercise in young and elderly subjects. An exercise protocol using 1 kg load was applied during 3 min to the knee flexors of 14 elderly (67 ± 5 years) and 15 young (23 ± 2 years) healthy subjects. The posterior thigh’s skin temperature of the exercised limb and contralateral(More)
BACKGROUND DATA Technology and physical exercise can enhance physical performance during aging. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of infrared-light-emitting diode (LED) illumination (850 nm) applied during treadmill training. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty postmenopausal women participated in this study. They were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND Specific research tools and designs can assist in identifying the efficiency of physical activity in elderly women. OBJECTIVES To identify the effects of physical activity on the physical condition of older women. METHOD A one-year-long physical activity program (123 sessions) was implemented for women aged 60 years or older. Four physical(More)
Age-related and arthritis-related foot modifications have been described in literature, but there is a lack of references that allow shoes to be designed on the basis of specific anthropometric measurements of older women. The aim of this study was to identify the anthropometric characteristics of the feet of elderly women with and without arthritis. This(More)
BACKGROUND As the population ages, changes occur in the epidemiological profile towards the current predominance of chronic degenerative diseases which, when untreated, lead to loss of functional capacity and require long-term assistance. OBJECTIVES To describe the profile of the elderly attending the geriatric physical therapy service and to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the effect of vibratory stimuli applied to the plantar region on the balance of women 60 years or older. DESIGN A randomized controlled trial (blinded assessor). SETTING University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS All women (N=30; age, ≥60y) selected had a balance deficit, assessed by using the One-Leg Stance test with eyes open(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the correlation between the number of deaths of elderly people and climate change in the district of São Carlos (SP) over a period of 10 years (1997-2006). Records of deaths were obtained from DATASUS for people aged over 60 who died between 1997 and 2006 in São Carlos. The average monthly maximum and minimum(More)
F or decades, the development of multi-professional and healthcare residencies in Brazil have been based on the medical residency model, although questions this model have often arisen. It should be noted that there is a 30-year difference between the regulation and implementation of the National Commission of Medical Residency CNRM (in 1977) and that of(More)