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Warm underwater water-jet massage improves recovery from intense physical exercise

PainSci » bibliography » Viitasalo et al 1995
Tags: massage, DOMS, manual therapy, treatment, exercise, self-treatment, inflammation, pain problems, muscle

Three articles on PainSci cite Viitasalo 1995: 1. Hot Baths for Injury & Pain2. A Deep Dive into Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness3. Heat for Pain and Rehab

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14 patients with stabilized myocardial infarction were submitted to a functional evaluation before and after 3 sessions of interval training on the bicycle ergometer. With submaximal exercise, myocardial load decreases after short-term training, the heart rate and the blood pressure--heart rate product being significantly lower for the same oxygen consumption. Maximal working capacity, expressed in watts or oxygen consumption, increases significantly after short-term training, the benefit being one-third of that obtained after 6 weeks' training. These early changes in functional capacity are positively correlated with those obtained by a more prolonged rehabilitation program. Leg muscular blood flow during submaximal and maximal exercise tends to increase after short-term training, although this change is not systematic and thus not significant.

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