Preprint (JMIR Preprints): https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/40747
Authors' Response to Peer-Review Reports: https://med.jmirx.org/2022/4/e45038/
Published Article: https://med.jmirx.org/2022/4/e40747/
This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia Following Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Resistance Training Among Individuals With Shoulder Myofascial Pain: Randomized Controlled Trial”
Round 1 Review
This paper  aims to compare short-term exercise-induced hypoalgesia responses following different types of exercise in pain modulation within patients with myofascial pain. It is generally well written and presents innovative results to clarify the knowledge in the treatment of myofascial pain.
1. Methods: In the procedures section, please add information about possible blinding of the evaluators (ie, experience of the persons who did the manual assessment of the myofascial pain syndrome, people who performed the exercise programs, etc).
2. Discussion: Please try to address the important improvements in the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercise group in relation to personal interaction with the researcher (manual contact, personal adaptation, etc).
Conflicts of Interest
- Zu ZH, An N, Wang ZR. Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia Following Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Resistance Training Among Individuals With Shoulder Myofascial Pain: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIRx Med 2022;3(4):e40747 [FREE Full text]
Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 14.12.22; accepted 14.12.22; published 27.12.22Copyright
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