Aquatic myofascial release applied after high intensity exercise increases flexibility and decreases pain.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018 Jan;22(1):97-104
Authors: Costa Lêdo VR, Xavier AP, de Souza CAZ, Fernandes SMS, Rodrigues É, Caperuto ÉC
OBJECTIVES: To investigate aquatic myofascial release (AMR) effects on flexibility and delayed onset muscle soreness, after high intensity exercises.
STUDY DESIGN: 15 participants, control (CON) and intervention (INT), 3 moments, pre (Pre), after (Post) and 50 min after (Post 50/Post AMR). 6 exercises, 5 sets, 15 reps at 85% of 1 maximum repetition, followed, or not, by 50 min of AMR.
VARIABLES: Heart rate, lactate, rate of perceived exertion, pain and flexibility.
RESULTS: Pain perception decreased in all moments (CON4.47 ± 2.36; INT1.13 ± 1.46, p = 0.0002). Flexibility only increased for the fingertip to floor test in both phases in the Post50/Post AMR compared to Post (CON14.33 ± 9.19Pre, 15.07 ± 9.37Post (p = 0.7) and 12.8 ± 4.69Post50 (p = 0.4); INT14.53 ± 9.06Pre, 13.87 ± 9.88Post (p = 0.2) and 11.03 ± 8.96Post AMR (p = 0.001)). The Well's bench improved only for the Post AMR compared to Pre in the INT phase (INT24.79 ± 9.91Pre; 27.67 ± 9.46Post AMR p = 0.0000023).
CONCLUSION: We concluded that AMR is effective to reduce pain perception and to improve flexibility of the studied population submitted to a high intense exercise session.
PMID: 29332765 [PubMed - in process]
Effects of spinal manipulation and myofascial techniques on heart rate variability: A systematic review.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018 Jan;22(1):203-208
Authors: Amoroso Borges BL, Bortolazzo GL, Neto HP
BACKGROUND: The analysis of heart rate variability is important to the investigation of stimuli from the autonomic nervous system. Osteopathy is a form of treatment that can influence this system in healthy individuals as well as those with a disorder or disease.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the literature regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and myofascial techniques on heart rate variability.
METHODS: Searches were performed of the Pubmed, Scielo, Lilacs, PEDro, Ibesco, Cochrane and Scopus databases for relevant studies. The PEDro scale was used to assess the methodological quality of each study selected.
RESULTS: A total of 505 articles were retrieved during the initial search. After an analysis of the abstracts, nine studies were selected for the present review.
CONCLUSION: Based on the findings, osteopathy exerts an influence on the autonomic nervous system depending on the stimulation site and type. A greater parasympathetic response was found when stimulation was performed in the cervical and lumbar regions, whereas a greater sympathetic response was found when stimulation was performed in the thoracic region.
PMID: 29332747 [PubMed - in process]