Evidence of the physiotherapeutic interventions used currently after exercise-induced muscle dama...

01 May 2012Rui Torresa, Fernando Ribeiroa, José Alberto Duarte, Jan M.H. Cabrid

Massage proved slightly effective in the relief of symptoms and signs of exercise-induced muscle damage. Therefore, its mean effect was too small to be of clinical relevance. There is a lack of evidence to support the use of cryotherapy, stretching and low-intensity exercise.

Meta Analysis
5 effects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Static Stretching Selfcare risk & protective factor

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Dynamic stretching Selfcare risk & protective factor

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Massage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Massage
Selfcare

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Contrast Water Therapy Selfcare risk & protective factor

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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