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Integrated Role of Nonpharmacological Interventions for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders


Publishing date
01 Jun 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
07 Feb 2020

1Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2Universidad de Sevilha, Sevilla, Spain

3Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal

4Université de Reims, Reims, France

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Integrated Role of Nonpharmacological Interventions for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are undesirable multifactorial clinical conditions affecting different parts of the body and are the leading cause of years lived with disability in the world among the working age population, the elderly, and in specific contexts, such as sports. Although not fatal, these conditions have a high prevalence and have a significant impact on daily living activities, limiting and restricting the participation of individuals and affecting both the individuals and society. In addition, individuals with several diseases, like spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, and others, are more prone to develop MSDs. Considering that the prevalence of these conditions is expected to increase in coming years due to ageing, rising levels of obesity, and physical inactivity, there is a clear demand in research focusing on the rehabilitation of MSDs.

This special issue welcomes original research and review articles and aims to provide a multidisciplinary discussion forum, covering all rehabilitation professions, regarding the integrated role of nonpharmacological interventions to reduce the burden of individuals living with MSDs. Nonpharmacological interventions covered will focus on education, nutrition, and supplementation of nutraceuticals, physical activity, psychotherapy, manual therapy, noninvasive stimulation, and complementary approaches, such as acupuncture.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Integrated role of nonpharmacological rehabilitation interventions for musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly
  • Integrated role of nonpharmacological rehabilitation interventions for musculoskeletal disorders in sports
  • Integrated role of nonpharmacological rehabilitation interventions for musculoskeletal disorders in specific populations (e.g., pregnant women and cancer patients)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7362069
  • - Review Article

Whole-Body Vibration for Individuals with Reconstructed Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Systematic Review

Adérito Seixas | Borja Sañudo | ... | Mário Bernardo-Filho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7436274
  • - Research Article

Low-Intensity Electrical Stimulation to Improve the Neurological Aspect of Weakness in Individuals with Chronic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Lesion

Wen-Tzu Tang | Miao-Ju Hsu | ... | Ya-Ju Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2102785
  • - Review Article

Effects of Robot-Assisted Gait Training in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Meta-analysis

Chia-Ying Fang | Jia-Ling Tsai | ... | Ya-Ju Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2923907
  • - Research Article

Respiratory Muscle Training Improves Functional Outcomes and Reduces Fatigue in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis: A Single-Center Hospital-Based Prospective Study

Che-Wei Hsu | Hui-Chen Lin | ... | Nai-Wen Tsai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9723563
  • - Research Article

Twelve-Week Gait Retraining Reduced Patellofemoral Joint Stress during Running in Male Recreational Runners

Baofeng Wang | Yang Yang | ... | Weijie Fu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1907821
  • - Review Article

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Lu Chen | Ling Ye | ... | Bangxiang Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9361405
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Combination Therapies on Neck Pain and Muscle Tenderness in Male Patients with Upper Trapezius Active Myofascial Trigger Points

Ahmad H. Alghadir | Amir Iqbal | ... | Hashim Ahmed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3096237
  • - Clinical Study

Effect of Tai Chi Training on Plantar Loads during Walking in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis

Zhiwang Zhang | Lingyan Huang | ... | Lin Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8656218
  • - Clinical Study

The Impact of Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Pain and Life Quality in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Nazlı Kutlu | Ali Veysel Özden | ... | Jülide Öncü Alptekin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6849352
  • - Research Article

Beneficial Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field during Cast Immobilization in Patients with Distal Radius Fracture

Lucyna Krzyżańska | Anna Straburzyńska-Lupa | ... | Leszek Romanowski
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