Rafael Duarte Silva

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PURPOSE To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) questionnaire and verify the psychometric properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of this instrument. METHODS Analysis of validity was carried out by applying the Rasch model and evaluating correlations with the Short Form-36 (SF-36) Physical Function (PF)(More)
This study addresses the morphopathogenesis of Achilles tendinosis, using a rat model and presenting quantitative analysis of time-dependent histological changes. Thirty Wistar rats were used, randomly split in experimental and control groups. Animals of the experimental group were submitted to a treadmill running scheme. Five animals of each group were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the immediate effects of a single anteroposterior mobilization of the talus on the active dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM) in participants with different orthopedic foot and ankle injuries. METHODS This study included 30 male and female participants aged 18 to 50 years with unilateral orthopedic foot(More)
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