Featured Article: Can action observation modulate balance performance in healthy subjects?
Both action observation plus imitation and balance training have similar effects in improving postural control in healthy young subjects. Future studies on patients with postural instability are necessary to clarify whether AOT can induce longer lasting effects. Here, action observation alone showed a trend toward improving postural control in healthy subjects, suggesting the possibility to study its effects in temporarily immobilized diseased subjects.
Aims and scope
Archives of Physiotherapy (formerly Italian Journal of Physiotherapy) is an open access journal disseminating research covering all aspects of physiotherapy. Featured topics include clinical trials in different areas of disability (musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio-pulmonary), diagnostic, measurement-focused, observational, prognostic and qualitative studies, as well as systematic reviews, meta-analyses and case reports. The journal also welcomes Letters to the Editor, which provide thoughtful debate on issues of concern to the physiotherapy profession and related disciplines.
The publication costs for Archives of Physiotherapy are covered by The Italian Society of Physiotherapy (Società Italiana di Fisioterapia, S.I.F.) and The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
5th National Congress of the Italian Society of Physiotherapy: meeting abstracts
Milan, Italy. 3-4 October 2015
Annual Journal Metrics
92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
89 days to first decision for all manuscripts
265 days from submission to acceptance
17 days from acceptance to publication
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