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Alexandre Lopes


Alexandre Lopes
Alexandre LopesAssociate Professor
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Physical Therapy and Kinesiology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-5671
  • Office
    Weed Hall - 212A
  • Email

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activity and sport through epidemiology and biomechanics.

Education

  • Other: Postdoctoral Trainee, (2014), Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
  • Ph D: Human Movement, (2006), Universidade of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • MS: Rehabilitation, (2002), Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Other: Sports Physical Therapy Residency, (1999), Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Other: Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency, (1998), Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • BA: Physical Therapy, (1996), University of Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil

Biography

Alexandre Lopes, PhD has been a physical therapist since 1996 and practiced primarily in orthopedics with a specialty in Sports Physical Therapy. He completed his post doctoral at Harvard University and doctoral degree in Human Movement at the University of Sao Paulo. His Master of Science in Rehabilitation degree was earned from the Federal University of Sao Paulo. He has residencies in Sports Physical Therapy and Orthopedics. His research has focused on musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activity and sports. He has been investigating these musculoskeletal through epidemiology and biomechanics. He has participated as physical therapist and official member of the Brazilian Olympic Committee of the many Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and Pan American Games.

Selected Publications

  • Lopes, A., Hespanhol Junior, L., Kamper, S., Costa, L. (2018). Exercise for patellar tendinopathy (Protocol). Cochrane Library (Online), 7 CD013078.
  • Soares, W., Lopes, A., Nogueira, E., Candido, V., Moraes, S., Perracini, M. (2018). Physical Activity level and risk of falling in community-dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
  • Girotto, N., Hespanhol Junior, L., Gomes, M., Lopes, A. (2017). Incidence and risk factors of injuries in Brazilian elite handball players: A prospective cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 27(2) 195-202.
  • Hespanhol Junior, L., Carvalho, A., Costa, L., Lopes, A. (2017). Lower limb alignment characteristics are not associated with running injuries in runners: prospective cohort study (16:8). European Journal of Sport Science
  • Soligard, T., Steffen, K., Palmer, D., Alonso, J., Bahr, R., Lopes, A., Dvorak, J., Grant, M., Meeuwisse, W., Mountjoy, M., Costa, L., Salmina, N., Budgett, R., Engebretsen, L. (2017). Sports injuries and illnesses in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Summer Games. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(17) 1265-71.
  • Saragiotto, B., Yamato, T., Lopes, A. (2016). Muscle imbalance of flexors and extensors of the knee associated with running‐related musculoskeletal injury: a prospective cohort study. Brazilian Journal of Sports Science, 38(1) 64-8.
  • Teixeira, R.N., Lunardi, A., da Silva, R.A., Lopes, A., Carvalho, C.R. (2016). Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in marathon runners who compete at the elite level. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 11(1) 126-31.
  • Lopes, A., Alouche, S.R. (2016). Two-Man Bobsled Push Start Analysis. Journal of Human Kinetics, 50(1) 63.
  • Yamato, T.P., Saragiotto, B.T., Lopes, A. (2015). A consensus definition of running-related injury in recreational runners: a modified Delphi approach. The Journal Of Orthopaedic And Sports Physical Therapy, 45(5) 375 - 380.
  • Almeida, M.O., Davis, I.S., Lopes, A. (2015). Biomechanical differences of foot-strike patterns during running: a systematic review with meta-analysis. journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy!!!, 45(10) 738-755.
  • Yamato, T.P., Saragiotto, B.T., Hespanhol, Junior, L.C., Yeung, S.S., Lopes, A. (2015). Descriptors used to define running-related musculoskeletal injury: a systematic review. The Journal Of Orthopaedic And Sports Physical Therapy, 45(5) 366 - 374.
  • Giroto, N., Hespanhol, Junior, L., Gomes, M., Lopes, A. (2015). Incidence and risk factors of injuries in Brazilian elite handball players: A prospective cohort study. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports!!!.
  • de Almeida, M.O., Saragiotto, B.T., Yamato, T.P., Lopes, A. (2015). Is the rearfoot pattern the most frequently foot strike pattern among recreational shod distance runners? Physical Therapy in Sport, 16(1) 29-33.
  • de Almeida, M.O., Hespanhol, L.C., Lopes, A. (2015). Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among swimmers in an elite national tournament. International journal of sports physical therapy, 10(7) 1026.
  • de Carvalho, Aline Carla Araújo, ., Hespanhol, L.C., Costa, L.O., Lopes, A. (2014). Anatomic alignment of lower limbs and musculoskeletal injuries in runners: Descriptions, associations and injury rates. Physical Therapy in Sport, 15(2) e1.
  • Costa, L.O., Costa, Luciola da Cunha Menezes, ., Junior, Luiz Carlos Hespanhol, ., Lopes, A., Parreira, Patrícia do Carmo Silva, . (2014). Appraisal: Different models and techniques of Kinesio Taping have never been tested. Journal of Physiotherapy, 60 176 - 177.
  • Parreira, Patrícia do Carmo Silva, ., Costa, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes, ., Hespanhol, Jr, L.C., Lopes, A., Costa, L.O. (2014). Current evidence does not support the use of Kinesio Taping in clinical practice: a systematic review. Journal Of Physiotherapy, 60(1) 31 - 39.
  • Saragiotto, B.T., Costa, L., Oliveira, R.F., Lopes, A., Moseley, A.M., Costa, L.O. (2014). Description of research design of articles published in four Brazilian physical therapy journals. Brazilian journal of physical therapy, 18(1) 56-62.
  • Uribe, J.D., De Almeida, M.O., Hespanhol, Junior, L.C., Pereira, R.L., Lopes, A. (2014). Determination of the foot strike pattern in runners belonging to a running team: original research article. International SportMed Journal, 15(1) 13-20.
  • Costa, L.O., Costa, Luciola da Cunha Menezes, ., Hespanhol, Junior, L.C., Lopes, A., Parreira, Patrícia do Carmo Silva, . (2014). Different models and techniques of Kinesio Taping have never been tested. Journal Of Physiotherapy, 60(3) 176 - 177.
  • Lopes, A., Alouche, S.R., Hakansson, N., Cohen, M. (2014). Electromyography during pedaling on upright and recumbent ergometer. International journal of sports physical therapy, 9(1) 76.
  • da Silva, R.A., Macedo, G. (2014). Neuromuscular deficits in young women with patellofemoral pain syndrome compared to a control group. Physical Therapy in Sport, 15 e1-e4.
  • Saragiotto, B.T., Di Pierro, C., Lopes, A. (2014). Risk factors and injury prevention in elite athletes: a descriptive study of the opinions of physical therapists, doctors and trainers. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 18(2) 137-143.
  • Saragiotto, B.T., Yamato, T.P., Hespanhol, Junior, L.C., Rainbow, M.J., Davis, I.S., Lopes, A. (2014). What are the main risk factors for running-related injuries?. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 44(8) 1153 - 1163.
  • Saragiotto, B.T., Yamato, T.P., Lopes, A. (2014). What do recreational runners think about risk factors for running injuries? A descriptive study of their beliefs and opinions. The Journal Of Orthopaedic And Sports Physical Therapy, 44(10) 733 - 738.
  • Puga, Vanessa Olivieri de Oliveira, ., Lopes, A., Shiwa, S.R., Alouche, S.R., Costa, L.O. (2013). Clinimetric testing supports the use of 5 questionnaires adapted into Brazilian Portuguese for patients with shoulder disorders. The Journal Of Orthopaedic And Sports Physical Therapy, 43(6) 404 - 413.
  • Wageck, B.B., de Noronha, M., Lopes, A., da Cunha, R.A., Takahashi, R.H., Costa, L.O. (2013). Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Brazilian Portuguese Version of the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-Patella (VISA-P) scale. The Journal Of Orthopaedic And Sports Physical Therapy, 43(3) 163 - 171.
  • Boldrini, F.C., Lopes, A., Liebano, R.E. (2013). Effects of shortwave diathermy on the quadriceps femoris muscle torque during neuromuscular electrical stimulation and voluntary contraction in healthy individuals. Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte, 19(4) 247-251.
  • Almeida, M., Carvalho, A., Riboldi, A., Uribe, J., Lopes, A. (2013). Handball goalie’s elbow syndrome: a systematic review. Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte, 13(52) 831-44.
  • Lopes, A. (2013). Has sports physical therapy been using the best therapeutic resources with athletes participating in the Olympic Games? Fisioterapia e Pesquisa, 20(2) 103-103.
  • Almeida, M.O., Saragiotto, B.T., Yamato, T.P., Pereira, R.L., Lopes, A. (2013). Physiotherapy treatment for tennis elbow: a systematic review. Fisioterapia em Movimento, 26(4) 921-932.
  • Junior, Luiz Carlos Hespanhol, ., Costa, L.O., Lopes, A. (2013). Previous injuries and some training characteristics predict running-related injuries in recreational runners: a prospective cohort study. Journal of physiotherapy, 59(4) 263-269.
  • da Cunha, R.A., Costa, L.O., Hespanhol, Junior, L.C., Pires, R.S., Kujala, U.M., Lopes, A. (2013). Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and clinimetric testing of instruments used to assess patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome in the Brazilian population. The Journal Of Orthopaedic And Sports Physical Therapy, 43(5) 332 - 339.
  • Junior, Hespanhol, ., Luiz, C., Costa, L.O., Carvalho, A.C., Lopes, A. (2012). A description of training characteristics and its association with previous musculoskeletal injuries in recreational runners: a cross-sectional study. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 16(1) 46-53.
  • Lopes, A., Barreto, H., Neto, J., Neto, J. (2012). A survey of the participation in competitive sports despite musculoskeletal complaints: cross sectional study. International Sportmed Journal, 45(4) 360-360.
  • Padula, R.S., Pires, R.S., Alouche, S.R., Chiavegato, L.D., Lopes, A., Costa, L.O. (2012). Analysis of reporting of systematic reviews in physical therapy published in Portuguese. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 16(4) 381-388.
  • Puga, V.O., Lopes, A., Costa, L.O. (2012). Assessment of cross-cultural adaptations and measurement properties of self-report outcome measures relevant to shoulder disability in Portuguese: a systematic review. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 16(2) 85-93.
  • Cunha, R.A., Dias, A.N., Santos, M.B., Lopes, A. (2012). Comparative study of two protocols of eccentric exercise on knee pain and function in athletes with patellar tendinopathy: randomized controlled study. Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte, 18(3) 167-170.
  • Hespanhol Junior, L., Girotto, N., de Alencar, T.N., Lopes, A. (2012). Main sporting gestures performed by handball players. Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte, 34(3) 727-739.
  • Lopes, A., Hespanhol Júnior, L.C., Yeung, S.S., Costa, L.O. (2012). What are the main running-related musculoskeletal injuries? A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 42(10) 891 - 905.
  • Costa, L.O., Maher, C.G., Lopes, A., de Noronha, M.A., Costa, L.C. (2011). Como escrever de forma transparente artigos científicos relevantes para a prática da Fisioterapia. Rev Bras Fisioter, 15(4) 267-71.
  • Hespanhol Junior, L., Oliveira, K., Oliveira, T., Girotto, N., Carvalho, A., Lopes, A. (2011). Effect of Isostretching in flexibility and physical activity level in healthy sedentary subjects. Brazilian Journal of Science and Movement, 19(1) 26-31.
  • de Moraes, Jaqueline Maria Miranda, ., Coelho, K.O., Carvalho, A.C., Rosangela, A.P., Lopes, A. (2011). Isostretching effects on pain, flexibility, quality of life and physical activity level in adults with scoliosis. Revista Terapia Manual, 9(44) 362 - 365.
  • Fernandes, T.F., Hespanhol, Jr., L.C., Lopes., A.D. (2011). Musculoskeletal injuries in ballet: systematic review. Revista Terapia Manual, 9(43) 304 - 310.
  • Lopes, A., Saragiotto, B., Yamato, T., Adami, F., Costa, L. (2011). Musculoskeletal pain in recreational runners prior to race participation: a cross-sectional survey in 1049 runners. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(4) 361-361.
  • Lopes, A., Costa, L.O., Saragiotto, B.T., Yamato, T.P., Adami, F., Verhagen, E. (2011). Musculoskeletal pain is prevalent among recreational runners who are about to compete: an observational study of 1049 runners. Journal of physiotherapy, 57(3) 179-182.
  • Yamato, T.P., Saragiotto, B.T., Lopes, A. (2011). Prevalence of pain in runners at the time in which precede the beginning of the race. Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte, 33(2) 475-482.
  • Shiwa, S.R., Costa, L.O., Costa, Luciola da Cunha Menezes, ., Moseley, A., Hespanhol, Junior, L.C., Venâncio, R., Ruggero, C., Sato, Tatiana de Oliveira, ., Lopes, A. (2011). Reproducibility of the Portuguese version of the PEDro Scale. Cadernos De Sau´de Pu´blica, 27(10) 2063 - 2068.
  • Carvalho, A., Junior, LC Hespanhol, ., Costa, L., Lopes, A. (2011). The association between runners’ lower limb alignment with running-related injuries: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(4) 339-339.
  • Rocha, Monique Fany de Oliveira, ., Carvalho, A.C., Lopes, A. (2011). The influence of the musculoskeletal complain in the labor productivity of the masons. Revista Terapia Manual, 9(44) 500 - 505.
  • Junior, LC Hespanhol, ., Carvalho, A., Costa, L., Lopes, A. (2011). The prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in runners: a systematic review. British journal of sports medicine, 45(4) 351-352.
  • Costa, L.O., Maher, C.G., Lopes, A., Noronha, Marcos A de, ., Costa, L. (2011). Transparent reporting of studies relevant to physical therapy practice. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 15(4) 267-271.
  • Carvalho, A., Gonçalves, K., Hespanhol Junior, L., Girotto, N., Lopes, A. (2010). Core exercise for chronic low back pain. Terapia Manual, 8(2) 491-96.
  • Lopes, A., Barreto, H.J., Aguiar, R.C., Gondo, F.B., Neto, J.G. (2009). Brazilian physiotherapy services in the 2007 Pan-American Games: injuries, their anatomical location and physiotherapeutic procedures. Physical Therapy in Sport, 10(2) 67-70.
  • Ingham, S., Alloza, J., Lopes, A., Chamlian, T., Cohen, M., (2004). Injury epidemiology during handball practice. Medicina de Reabilitação, 23(1) 2-5.
  • Laurino, C., Lopes, A., Mano, K., Cohen, M., Abdalla, R. (2000). Musculoskeletal injuries in athletics. Brazilian Journal of Orthopaedic, 35(9) 364-68.
  • Cohen, M., Abdalla, R., Ejnisman, B., Schubert, S., Lopes, A. (1998). Incidence of shoulder pain in Brazilian elite swimmers. Brazilian Journal of Orthopaedic, 33(12) 930-32.