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Physical Activity and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2016

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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Lead Guest Editor
Ardalan Shariat
Department of Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Malaysia
Guest Editors
  • Brandon B. Shaw
    Department of Sport and Movement Studies, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mehdi Kargarfard
    Department of Sport Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
  • Bahram Sangelaji
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Hassan Sadeghi
    Department of Sport Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ina Shaw
    Department of Sport and Movement Studies, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Published Papers
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Introduction
Lower back, neck and shoulder pain are the most widespread musculoskeletal conditions worldwide and they have both personal and socioeconomic consequences. Physical activity is a necessary precursor to healthy living, and vital to keeping the musculoskeletal system in proper functioning order. Lack of exercise can cause or worsen lower back, neck and shoulder pain as the results of increased stiffness and weakened muscles. Those individuals who have sedentary lifestyles lose not only the strength but flexibility of their muscles, both of which are important components of health-related physical fitness and natural posture. However, these people miss out on the benefits of regular physical activity in ways that go beyond the more common and obvious associations of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and flexibility - regular exercise provides nourishment of the spinal discs, soft tissues and ligaments. The aim of this special issue is to introduce the novel researches in the area of physical activity and exercises that can affect the musculoskeletal isues and musculoskeletal discomfort anytime-anywhere among any population such as athletes, office workers, children or old individuals.

Aims and Scope:

1. Physical Therapy and musculoskeletal disorders
2. Hydrotherapy and musculoskeletal disorders
3. Sports Medicine and musculoskeletal disorders
4. Ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders
5. Pregnancy and musculoskeletal disorders
6. Geriatric population and musculoskeletal disorders
7. Children and musculoskeletal disorders
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