“Fibromyalgia: Physiological Mechanisms and Programs for Pain Relief” presented in the 3rd International Sports Sciences Congress
Professor José Alberto Parraça was invited to the Keynote Speakers panel at the 3rd International Sports Sciences Congress, which took place from May 8 to 10, 2023.
CHRC researcher and professor at the Department of Sport at ESDH-University of Évora, presented the lecture “Fibromyalgia: Physiological Mechanisms and Programs for Pain Relief” where the results and effects were demonstrated after a fatigue test, with application of concentric muscle force, on strength, muscle oxygen saturation, pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Through these methods, it has been proven and discussed in this lecture that patients with fibromyalgia get tired more quickly, have less strength and suffer from greater pain after applying the exercises. In conclusion, those who suffer from the disease present physical and physiological differences in relation to people without the pathology when submitted to a fatigue protocol.
“During recovery, patients showed an effective reduction in the heart rate, with an increase around the effort and pain rates, which suggests the needing for further research in the future on this topic.”
What impact does this conference have in the area of research and sports science?
“This conference was important because it was possible to publicize the research that’s being carried out at University of Évora with people with Fibromyalgia, and we believe that for the area of health sciences it’s an important work, because it studies the physiological behaviors of those who suffer from the disease when subjected to fatigue tests." – mentioned Professor José Parraça.