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Natália Campelo

Research interests: Rehabilitation sciences,Manual Therapy, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Bioethics

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Prof. Doutora Natália Campelo graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, by the University of Porto (Portugal) in 2014. Her main research over the past two decades has focused on manual therapy. She has been a lecturer in the physiotherapy department since 2004 and in the osteopathy department since 2016 at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. She's researching member of Rehabilitation Research Center (CIR).




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Selected publications:

    • The Acute Effects of Manual and Instrument-Assisted Cervical Spine Manipulation on Pressure Pain Threshold, Pressure Pain Perception, and Muscle-Related Variables in Asymptomatic Subjects: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

    Nogueira N, Oliveira-Campelo N, Lopes Â, Torres R, Sousa ASP, Ribeiro F.

    J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2020 Mar-Apr;43(3):179-188.

    doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.05.007.

    PMID: 32951766 Clinical Trial.

    • Immediate effects of hip mobilization with movement in patients with hip osteoarthritis: A randomised controlled trial.

    Beselga C, Neto F, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Hall T, Oliveira-Campelo N.

    Man Ther. 2016 Apr;22:80-5.

    doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.10.007. Epub 2015 Oct 31.

    PMID: 26559319 Clinical Trial. 

    • Short- and medium-term effects of manual therapy on cervical active range of motion and pressure pain sensitivity in latent myofascial pain of the upper trapezius muscle: a randomized controlled trial.

    Oliveira-Campelo NM, de Melo CA, Alburquerque-Sendín F, Machado JP.

    J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2013 Jun;36(5):300-9.

    doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.04.008. Epub 2013 Jun 12.

    PMID: 23769263 Clinical Trial.

    • The immediate effects of atlanto-occipital joint manipulation and suboccipital muscle inhibition technique on active mouth opening and pressure pain sensitivity over latent myofascial trigger points in the masticatory muscles.

    Oliveira-Campelo NM, Rubens-Rebelatto J, Martí N-Vallejo FJ, Alburquerque-Sendí N F, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C.

    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 May;40(5):310-7.

    doi: 10.2519/jospt.2010.3257.

    PMID: 20436241 Clinical Trial.