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Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2199-6040
Première publication
30 Jan 2013
Période de publication
2 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

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Volume 15 (2022): Edition 29 (December 2022)

Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2199-6040
Première publication
30 Jan 2013
Période de publication
2 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

Chercher

6 Articles
Accès libre

The importance of physical assessment in post-mastectomy rehabilitation

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 7 - 14

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction. The application of surgical, oncological and hormonal treatment causes the appearance of various dysfunctions at the somatic level: decreased joint mobility and muscle strength, lymphedema, pain, peripheral neuropathy, cardiovascular and gastrocecal conditions, and at the psychological level: insomnia, fear of relapse, anxiety and depression.

Aim of the study. This study highlights the main methods of evaluating the sequelae of breast cancer treatment, which are of particular importance in physical recovery. As well, we want to spotlight the main physical activities that can be performed.

Methods. In order to identify the adverse effects of the treatment as well as their assessment methods, we studied the national and international specialized literature.

Results. The physical assessment of patients after mastectomy includes: assessment of functional level, manual muscle testing, active range of motion, evaluation of lymphedema, quality of life and pain assessment.

Conclusions. Evaluation in physical therapy is of particular importance because it helps to create an appropriate recovery protocol, but also to appreciate the evolution of patients and the efficiency of the applied program.

Mots clés

  • breast cancer - side effects
  • assessment
  • range of motion
  • lymphedema
  • quality of life
Accès libre

Methodological aspects regarding the admission criteria to Physical Education and Sport Faculties for a better insertion on the labor market

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 15 - 25

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: In the context in which physical activity is considered today to be a profession, the profile faculties must seek both, the readaptation of study programs to the requirements of the labor market and the updating of student recruitment policies. This study‘s aim is to analyse AVU‘s PESF admission trials from a bio-motric perspective, in order to improve the admission methodology.

Methods: The study is a longitudinal one, and subjects are applicants from the 2017 and 2018 academic year (N=117, M=25±9.20 years, out of which B=88, F=29). Methodological approach: a statistical analysis of applicants‘ admission trials using the IBM SPSS Statistics 19 (C.I. =95%) programme. Trial results have been equated to grades. Correspondingly, the gathered data has been compared to: 11th and 12th grade curricular areas, with data included in Faculty of Physical Education and Sport‘s Report (University of Bucharest) regarding the bio-motric potential of Romanian students (2015) as well as with admission methodology related data from other faculties.

Results: The gathered results – grouped per trial type- are: speed Ms= 7.3±2.47, standing jump Msj=6.6±2.46, push up Mpu= 9.86±0.73, football Mf=8.18±1.71, handball Mh= 6.83±2.82, basketball Mb=6.56±4.24, volleyball Mv=8.87±0.97, gymnastics Mg=7.83±1.94.

Conclusions: AVU‘s FEFS admission policy requires better suited trials in relation to the bio-motric potential (qualities and motor skills) of today‘s graduates. Also, FEFS‘ educational offer (meaning study programmes, study subjects, curricular content) must be able to better cover work force dynamics and labour market requirements.

Mots clés

  • students
  • admission
  • sport faculty
  • biomotric potential
Accès libre

Physical characteristics of handball elite male players

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 26 - 30

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: The current handball performance, both nationally and internationally, has obvious progress in terms of the dynamics of the game in all phases of its development in attack and defense, characterized by the speed and complexity of development throughout the game. Anthropometric parameters and physical tests have been identified as fundamental to determining the success of handball performance. Examining fitness profiles could be of great importance for the optimal preparation of training plans and the orthopedic care of high-performance handball players.

Materials and methods: Seven athletes from the handball club SCM Politehnica Timișoara, aged between 21 and 35, participated in this study. The tests conducted were aimed at evaluating the following parameters: body composition, strength of the lower and upper limbs and speed endurance.

Results: The results obtained in body composition show an average value for weight of 90.14 ± 8.35kg, for BF 15.55 ± 2.79% and for BMI 25.32 ± 0.98 kg/m2. In dynamometric tests, the mean values were obtained for VJ height of 27.85 ± 6.02 cm, for CMJ height the value of 28.07 ± 2.74 cm and for SJ height the value of 27.42 ± 2.67 cm. The mean value for the maximum oxygen consumption VO2max was 49.32 ± 2.32 ml / kg / min, and for the total distance traveled was obtained, 1714.28 ± 208.7 m.

Conclusions: Analyzing the data obtained and by comparison with international average reference values, it can be concluded that a specific physical training regime based on the level and position of the player on the field is needed to improve the technical procedures during the match and prevent injuries.

Mots clés

  • handball players
  • body composition
  • fitness
  • physical characteristics
Accès libre

Review study on hydrotherapy and AQUA therapy in spine disorders

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 31 - 37

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: Hydrotherapy is a common comfort measure, treatment and care intervention and it is a therapy prescribed in several clinical specialties for soothing and health-promoting qualities.

Aim: Through this study, we aimed to analyze as many articles as possible on the topic of hydrotherapy as a spine ailments recovery method. At the same time, we wanted to follow what kind of recovery programs or exercises have been performed with patients in the water and which of them have given the best results.

Material and method: We searched and analyzed articles published in the 2011-2022 period, using the Google Scholar search engine and databases such as Science Direct, PubMed and Research Gate. Initially, we selected a total of 65 articles, of which, following the use of exclusion criteria, we were left with a number of 10 articles.

Results: It was observed that hydrotherapy or exercises performed in water have multiple beneficial effects on the human body, especially in people suffering from various diseases of the lumbar spine.

Conclusions: We conclude that hydrotherapy is a beneficial treatment method in the rehabilitation of various spine conditions, both used independently and in association with other accessible treatment methods.

Mots clés

  • hydrotherapy
  • spine
  • deficiencies
  • water exercises
Accès libre

Training effects on physical fitness and vertical jumps of junior handball players

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 38 - 45

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: In handball, the time for physical training is limited, because the focus is placed on the technical-tactical and mental aspects. The introduction of specific physical training is crucial in increasing the sports performance. Even though handball is a team sport, match analysis has shown that physical training in modern handball should be pointed towards the specific playing position and individual physical ability of the players.

Materials and methods: The subjects who participated in this are from two groups: the control group consisting of 16 junior I athletes aged 16-18 years, from the CSM Resita handball club, and the experimental group represented by 16 junior I athletes aged between 16-18 years old, from the handball club SCM Politehnica Timișoara. On the experimental group, it was applied in addition to the specific training program, an additional strength training program to increase strength and endurance. The tests aimed to evaluate the following parameters: specific power and specific energy of lower and upper limbs or aerobic fitness.

Results and discussions: For both dynamometric and endurance tests, statistically significant differences for all parameters have been registered only for the experimental group. The results showed an important improvement in the variables of the experimental group after training.

Conclusions: The objective to improve the physical training of junior handball players by applying a complementary training program was achieved.

Mots clés

  • junior handball players
  • vertical jumps
  • training
  • endurance
  • Yo-Yo test
Accès libre

The factors affecting adherence to physical activity in fitness facility settings: a narrative review

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 46 - 61

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: Given that fitness facilities such as gyms, fitness clubs, and health clubs play an important role in the current era and they have the ability to offer opportunities for daily physical activity and leisure sports to many people, it is important to examine the factors that affect their members in adhering to consistent long- term physical activity.

Purpose: This study examines the factors that influence adherence to physical activity in the long term among members of various fitness facilities settings through a narrative review.

Material and methods: A search for studies and articles relating to adopting and maintaining regular physical activity in fitness facility settings was conducted using four electronic databases (EBSCO, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science). Search criteria included terms related to fitness facilities, physical activity, and adherence. Only academic articles that were peer-reviewed and published in academic journals were included.

Results: A total of 19 studies met the inclusion criteria. The main factors affecting consistency and adherence to exercise at the fitness facilities were: social context, habit and past behavior, professional support, and personal characteristics. Motives and barriers also had an effect on the individual’s abilities to maintain the physical activity level.

Conclusion: The current review suggests that success in persevering and adhering to long-term physical activity within the fitness facility setting depends on a number of factors, the most significant being support from friends and family, professional support from fitness professionals, habit formation, and fulfillment of basic psychological needs.

Mots clés

  • gym
  • fitness
  • facility
  • physical activity
  • adherence
6 Articles
Accès libre

The importance of physical assessment in post-mastectomy rehabilitation

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 7 - 14

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction. The application of surgical, oncological and hormonal treatment causes the appearance of various dysfunctions at the somatic level: decreased joint mobility and muscle strength, lymphedema, pain, peripheral neuropathy, cardiovascular and gastrocecal conditions, and at the psychological level: insomnia, fear of relapse, anxiety and depression.

Aim of the study. This study highlights the main methods of evaluating the sequelae of breast cancer treatment, which are of particular importance in physical recovery. As well, we want to spotlight the main physical activities that can be performed.

Methods. In order to identify the adverse effects of the treatment as well as their assessment methods, we studied the national and international specialized literature.

Results. The physical assessment of patients after mastectomy includes: assessment of functional level, manual muscle testing, active range of motion, evaluation of lymphedema, quality of life and pain assessment.

Conclusions. Evaluation in physical therapy is of particular importance because it helps to create an appropriate recovery protocol, but also to appreciate the evolution of patients and the efficiency of the applied program.

Mots clés

  • breast cancer - side effects
  • assessment
  • range of motion
  • lymphedema
  • quality of life
Accès libre

Methodological aspects regarding the admission criteria to Physical Education and Sport Faculties for a better insertion on the labor market

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 15 - 25

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: In the context in which physical activity is considered today to be a profession, the profile faculties must seek both, the readaptation of study programs to the requirements of the labor market and the updating of student recruitment policies. This study‘s aim is to analyse AVU‘s PESF admission trials from a bio-motric perspective, in order to improve the admission methodology.

Methods: The study is a longitudinal one, and subjects are applicants from the 2017 and 2018 academic year (N=117, M=25±9.20 years, out of which B=88, F=29). Methodological approach: a statistical analysis of applicants‘ admission trials using the IBM SPSS Statistics 19 (C.I. =95%) programme. Trial results have been equated to grades. Correspondingly, the gathered data has been compared to: 11th and 12th grade curricular areas, with data included in Faculty of Physical Education and Sport‘s Report (University of Bucharest) regarding the bio-motric potential of Romanian students (2015) as well as with admission methodology related data from other faculties.

Results: The gathered results – grouped per trial type- are: speed Ms= 7.3±2.47, standing jump Msj=6.6±2.46, push up Mpu= 9.86±0.73, football Mf=8.18±1.71, handball Mh= 6.83±2.82, basketball Mb=6.56±4.24, volleyball Mv=8.87±0.97, gymnastics Mg=7.83±1.94.

Conclusions: AVU‘s FEFS admission policy requires better suited trials in relation to the bio-motric potential (qualities and motor skills) of today‘s graduates. Also, FEFS‘ educational offer (meaning study programmes, study subjects, curricular content) must be able to better cover work force dynamics and labour market requirements.

Mots clés

  • students
  • admission
  • sport faculty
  • biomotric potential
Accès libre

Physical characteristics of handball elite male players

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 26 - 30

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: The current handball performance, both nationally and internationally, has obvious progress in terms of the dynamics of the game in all phases of its development in attack and defense, characterized by the speed and complexity of development throughout the game. Anthropometric parameters and physical tests have been identified as fundamental to determining the success of handball performance. Examining fitness profiles could be of great importance for the optimal preparation of training plans and the orthopedic care of high-performance handball players.

Materials and methods: Seven athletes from the handball club SCM Politehnica Timișoara, aged between 21 and 35, participated in this study. The tests conducted were aimed at evaluating the following parameters: body composition, strength of the lower and upper limbs and speed endurance.

Results: The results obtained in body composition show an average value for weight of 90.14 ± 8.35kg, for BF 15.55 ± 2.79% and for BMI 25.32 ± 0.98 kg/m2. In dynamometric tests, the mean values were obtained for VJ height of 27.85 ± 6.02 cm, for CMJ height the value of 28.07 ± 2.74 cm and for SJ height the value of 27.42 ± 2.67 cm. The mean value for the maximum oxygen consumption VO2max was 49.32 ± 2.32 ml / kg / min, and for the total distance traveled was obtained, 1714.28 ± 208.7 m.

Conclusions: Analyzing the data obtained and by comparison with international average reference values, it can be concluded that a specific physical training regime based on the level and position of the player on the field is needed to improve the technical procedures during the match and prevent injuries.

Mots clés

  • handball players
  • body composition
  • fitness
  • physical characteristics
Accès libre

Review study on hydrotherapy and AQUA therapy in spine disorders

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 31 - 37

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: Hydrotherapy is a common comfort measure, treatment and care intervention and it is a therapy prescribed in several clinical specialties for soothing and health-promoting qualities.

Aim: Through this study, we aimed to analyze as many articles as possible on the topic of hydrotherapy as a spine ailments recovery method. At the same time, we wanted to follow what kind of recovery programs or exercises have been performed with patients in the water and which of them have given the best results.

Material and method: We searched and analyzed articles published in the 2011-2022 period, using the Google Scholar search engine and databases such as Science Direct, PubMed and Research Gate. Initially, we selected a total of 65 articles, of which, following the use of exclusion criteria, we were left with a number of 10 articles.

Results: It was observed that hydrotherapy or exercises performed in water have multiple beneficial effects on the human body, especially in people suffering from various diseases of the lumbar spine.

Conclusions: We conclude that hydrotherapy is a beneficial treatment method in the rehabilitation of various spine conditions, both used independently and in association with other accessible treatment methods.

Mots clés

  • hydrotherapy
  • spine
  • deficiencies
  • water exercises
Accès libre

Training effects on physical fitness and vertical jumps of junior handball players

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 38 - 45

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: In handball, the time for physical training is limited, because the focus is placed on the technical-tactical and mental aspects. The introduction of specific physical training is crucial in increasing the sports performance. Even though handball is a team sport, match analysis has shown that physical training in modern handball should be pointed towards the specific playing position and individual physical ability of the players.

Materials and methods: The subjects who participated in this are from two groups: the control group consisting of 16 junior I athletes aged 16-18 years, from the CSM Resita handball club, and the experimental group represented by 16 junior I athletes aged between 16-18 years old, from the handball club SCM Politehnica Timișoara. On the experimental group, it was applied in addition to the specific training program, an additional strength training program to increase strength and endurance. The tests aimed to evaluate the following parameters: specific power and specific energy of lower and upper limbs or aerobic fitness.

Results and discussions: For both dynamometric and endurance tests, statistically significant differences for all parameters have been registered only for the experimental group. The results showed an important improvement in the variables of the experimental group after training.

Conclusions: The objective to improve the physical training of junior handball players by applying a complementary training program was achieved.

Mots clés

  • junior handball players
  • vertical jumps
  • training
  • endurance
  • Yo-Yo test
Accès libre

The factors affecting adherence to physical activity in fitness facility settings: a narrative review

Publié en ligne: 01 Feb 2023
Pages: 46 - 61

Résumé

Abstract

Introduction: Given that fitness facilities such as gyms, fitness clubs, and health clubs play an important role in the current era and they have the ability to offer opportunities for daily physical activity and leisure sports to many people, it is important to examine the factors that affect their members in adhering to consistent long- term physical activity.

Purpose: This study examines the factors that influence adherence to physical activity in the long term among members of various fitness facilities settings through a narrative review.

Material and methods: A search for studies and articles relating to adopting and maintaining regular physical activity in fitness facility settings was conducted using four electronic databases (EBSCO, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science). Search criteria included terms related to fitness facilities, physical activity, and adherence. Only academic articles that were peer-reviewed and published in academic journals were included.

Results: A total of 19 studies met the inclusion criteria. The main factors affecting consistency and adherence to exercise at the fitness facilities were: social context, habit and past behavior, professional support, and personal characteristics. Motives and barriers also had an effect on the individual’s abilities to maintain the physical activity level.

Conclusion: The current review suggests that success in persevering and adhering to long-term physical activity within the fitness facility setting depends on a number of factors, the most significant being support from friends and family, professional support from fitness professionals, habit formation, and fulfillment of basic psychological needs.

Mots clés

  • gym
  • fitness
  • facility
  • physical activity
  • adherence