Efeitos imediatos da manipulação torácica alta sobre a temperatura superficial cutânea da região vertebral em mulheres saudáveis


  • Amanda Carine Packer Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba; Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba
  • Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho Universidade de São Paulo; Universidade de São Paulo
  • Ana Cláudia de Souza Costa Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba; Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba
  • Aline Barbosa Macedo Universidade Estadual de Campinas; Postgraduate Program in Cellular and Structural Biology; Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Gustavo Luiz Bortolazzo Universidade Estadual de Campinas; Postgraduate Program in Buco-Dental Biology; Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Delaine Rodrigues-Bigaton Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba; Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba




A manipulação da coluna vertebral é um recurso da terapia manual caracterizado por um impulso passivo de alta velocidade e baixa amplitude dentro dos limites de integridade anatômica de uma articulação (thrust). O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar os efeitos imediatos da manipulação torácica alta sobre a temperatura superficial cutânea da região vertebral em mulheres saudáveis. Para tal, foi realizado um estudo clínico randomizado cego na comunidade universitária. Vinte e seis voluntárias saudáveis foram alocadas de forma randomizada em um grupo experimental (n=13) e um grupo placebo (n=13). Uma sessão de manipulação torácica alta (segmento T3) foi realizada. Foi empregada a termografia infravermelha para determinar alterações na temperatura cutânea na região vertebral. Imagens foram capturadas antes, imediatamente após, cinco e dez minutos após a manipulação. Foi usada análise de variância com medidas repetidas (dois critérios) seguida do teste de Bonferroni para as comparações inter e intragrupos. Adotou-se um nível de significância de 5%. Não foi encontrada diferença significativa nas diferentes avaliações ao longo do tempo (p>;0,05). Na análise intergrupos, não foi constatada diferença significativa nas comparações realizadas (p>;0,05). Com base na metodologia empregada, a manipulação torácica do segmento vertebral T3 não promoveu alterações na temperatura superficial cutânea na região manipulada.


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Como Citar

Packer, A. C., Dibai-Filho, A. V., Costa, A. C. de S., Macedo, A. B., Bortolazzo, G. L., & Rodrigues-Bigaton, D. (2015). Efeitos imediatos da manipulação torácica alta sobre a temperatura superficial cutânea da região vertebral em mulheres saudáveis . Fisioterapia E Pesquisa, 22(1), 54-60. https://doi.org/10.590/1809-2950/13233622012015



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