About the journal

Main information

ISSN: 1135-8599

Abbreviated title: Cuest Fisioter

Editorial Entity: Sociedad Andaluza de Fisioterapia “SOFIA” (Andalusian Society of Physiotherapy “SOFIA”

Director-Editor: Jesús Rebollo Roldán

Codirector-Coeditor: Tomás Gallego Izquierdo

E-mail: cuestionesdefisioterapia@.us.es

Cuestiones de Fisioterapia (Issues of Physiotherapy) is the scientific publication of the Sociedad Andaluza de Fisioterapia “SOFIA” (Andalusian Society of Physiotherapy "SOFIA", in collaboration with the Physiotherapy Research Group (CTS-305) at the University of Seville and the University of Alcalá. It is a four-monthly publication with an annual volume consisting of three issues which are published in the months of January, May and September. It is printed on acid-free paper and distributed by Editorial Medica JIMS.

Cuestiones de Fisioterapia is committed to the development and dissemination of scientific knowledge within the discipline of Physiotherapy and its main objective is to select and publish that scientific information which is relevant to improving the quality of physiotherapy practice in all its dimensions. It uses a process of external peer review, which exclusively assesses the scientific quality of the articles as well as their usefulness and applicability. Thus, our journal publishes Original articles, Original short papers, Case Studies, Review Articles, Editorials, Letters to the Editor and Special Articles related to all areas of physiotherapy: clinical, academic, management and education and health promotion, or relevant to this field of knowledge.

Cuestiones de Fisioterapia accepts contributions of manuscripts from any geographic area in the world, written in Spanish or English, which will be reviewed following the usual editorial process. It is especially is open to works originating in Spain, Latin America, and other European countries.

Cuestiones de Fisioterapia has been designed from its beginning as a non-profit university publication, that is presented as a service to society. It is especially intended for researchers, practitioners and professors of Physiotherapy and other health professionals related to movement dysfunction, disability and dependence.

Our historical development

Building on the momentum that the Spanish University has been providing to Physiotherapy Studies since 1989, the Universities of Seville and Alcala considered the creation of scientific journals, at university-level, which constitute the appropriate and effective support for reporting the advances that were taking place in scientific knowledge of Physiotherapy, and to disseminate, the results of quality research that was being generated in the various areas in the field of physiotherapy amongst the scientific community and professional therapists .

It was thus that the Research Group "Physiotherapy Area" (code PAIDI CTS-305) at the University of Seville founded the journal Cuestiones de Fisioterapia in 1995, and its founding director being Prof. Dr. Jesús Rebollo Roldán, and that the Department of Physiotherapy at University of Alcala founded the journal Fisioterapia Actual (Current Physiotherapy) in 2000, its founding Director being Prof. Dr. Thomas Gallego Izquierdo. Years later, in 2004, in order to increase the scientific and editorial quality, both journals were merged under the name Cuestiones de Fisioterapia.

In May 2008, Cuestiones de Fisioterapia was the only magazine of its field that successfully passed the process of the first Voluntary Quality Evaluation of Spanish Scientific Journals, conducted by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, and thus joining the Spanish Repository of Science and Technology. In May 2011, said Foundation awarded it the certificate of Excellent Journal, which guarantees its editorial and scientific standards.

In 2012, to further increase the scientific and editorial quality and promote the professionalization and internationalization of the journal, Cuestiones de Fisioterapia was transferred to the Sociedad Andaluza de Fisioterapia "SOFIA", conserving the same organization.

Currently, Cuestiones de Fisioterapia is the scientific journal in its field with a greater presence in Spain; it has over 20,000 subscribers, and is recognized as a scientific publication by 10 Professional Associations of Physiotherapists. From this position, the journal has set out to achieve, in the shortest possible time, its internationalization.

Professional Physiotherapist Associations that have adopted Issues of Physiotherapy as their scientific publication

Ilustre Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de Andalucía.

Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas del País Vasco.

Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de Castilla-La Mancha.

Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de la Comunidad de Madrid.

Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de Castilla y León.

Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas de Aragón.

Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas de Canarias.

Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas de Navarra.

Ilustre Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de Cantabria.

Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas de la Región de Murcia.

EDITORIAL STAFF

Director-Editor: Jesús Rebollo Roldán. PT. PhD. Professor of Physical Therapy. President of the Sociedad Andaluza de Fisioterapia “SOFIA” (Andalusian society of physiotherapy “SOFIA”. Seville. Spain.

Codirector-Coeditor: Tomás Gallego Izquierdo. PT. PhD. Professor of Physical Therapy. University of Alcalá. Spain.

Editorial advisory Board

Miguel Villafaina Muñoz. PT. President of the Ilustre Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de Andalucía. Sevill. Spain.

Jon Herrero Erquiñigo. PT. President of the Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas del País Vasco. Bilbao. Spain.

Natalio Martínez Lozano. PT. President of the Ilustre Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de Castilla-La Mancha. Albacete. Spain.

José Antonio Martín Urrialde. PT. PhD. Dean of the Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de la Comunidad de Madrid. Madrid. Spain.

José Luís Morencia Fernández. PT. President of the Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de Castilla y León. Salamanca. Spain.

Aitor Garay Sánchez. PT. Dean of the Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas de Aragón. Zaragoza. Spain.

Carlos Martín Cáceres. PT. President of the Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas de Canarias. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.

Ana Jiménez Lasanta. PT. President of the Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas de Navarra. Pamplona. Spain.

Simón Pedro Simón Ruano. PT. Dean of the Ilustre Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de Cantabria. Santander. Spain.

Pedro Marín Carratalá. PT. Dean of the del Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Fisioterapeutas de la Región de Murcia. Murcia. Spain.

EDITORIAL BOARD

Coordinator: José Jesús Jiménez Rejano. PT. PhD. University of Seville. Spain.

Secretariat

Raquel Chillón Martínez. PT. PhD. University of Seville. Spain.

Belén Díaz Pulido. PT. PhD. University of Alcalá. Spain.

Assistant editors

Elena Candelario Alonso. PT. MSc University of Alcalá. Spain.

Victoria Calvo Fuentes. PT. MSc University of Alcalá. Spain.

Daniel Pecos Martín. PT. PhD. University of Alcalá. Spain.

Susana Núñez Nagy. PT. PhD. University of Alcalá. Spain.

Carmen María Suárez Serrano. PT. PhD. University of Seville. Spain.

Manuel Rebollo Salas. PT. PhD. University of Seville. Spain.

María Luisa Benítez Lugo. PT. PhD. University of Seville. Spain.

Mercedes Bernabeu Lledó. PT. MSc. Complutense University of Madrid. San Carlos University Hospital. Madrid. Spain.

Juan José Massó Ávila. PT. MSc. Complutense University of Madrid. San Carlos University Hospital. Madrid. Spain.

Dolores Prieto Almeda. PT. PhD. Reina Sofía University Hospital. Córdoba. Spain.

Antonia Gómez Conesa. PT. PhD. University of Murcia. Spain.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

José M. Brandi de la Torre. PT. MSc. Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de Andalucía. Granada. Spain.

Juan A. Armenta Peinado. PT. PhD. University of Málaga. Spain.

Orlando Mayoral del Moral. PT. MSc. University of Castilla La Mancha. Toledo. Spain.

Julián Maya Martín. PT. PhD. University of Seville. Spain.

Roberto Romero Soto. PT. Colegio de Fisioterapeutas del País Vasco. Bilbao. Spain.

Iñigo Arrizabalaga Elejalde. PT. Colegio de Fisioterapeutas del País Vasco. Bilbao. Spain.

Jorge Rodrigo Rodríguez. PT. Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de la Comunidad de Madrid. Spain.

Marc van Zuilen. PT. Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de la Comunidad de Madrid. Spain.

Rafael Torres Cueco. PT. MSc. University of Valencia. Spain.

Rafael Lomas Vega. PT. PhD. University of Jaén. Spain.

Fausto José Barbero Iglesias. PT. MSc. Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de Castilla y León. Salamanca. Spain.

María Dolores Luengo Plazas. PT. Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de Castilla y León. Salamanca. Spain.

Carmen González López. PT. Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de Canarias. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.

International

Jan Dommerholt. PT. Master. Fellow, American Academy of Pain Management. President, Bethesda Physiocare & Myopain Seminars. Bethesda. EEUU.

Jean Claude Ferrández, PT. Association Française des Masseurs-Kinésithérapeutes pour la Recherche et le Traitement des Atteintes Lympho-veineuses. Avignon. France.

Lotta Brangefält. PT.. Universidad de Mälardalen. Västerås. Suecia.

Hugo Rodríguez Isarn. Kgo. PhD. Dean of the Institute of Sciences of rehabilitation and movement. National University of San Martín. Buenos Aires. Argentina.

Andrzej Pilat. PT. MSc. Myofascial therapies school Tupimek. El Escorial. Spain.

Marco Antonio Guimaraes. PhD. University Castelo Branco. Río de Janeiro. Brazil.

Raúl Sergio Beribé. Kgo. Ldo. Instituto Universitario del Gran Rosario. Argentina.

Jaime Rebollo Vazquez. PT. MSc. Coordinator of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Benemérita Autónoma Universidad de Puebla. México.

Fernando Ribeiro. PT. PhD. Haigh School of health of the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

Nelly Cedeño Sucre. PT. MSc. President of the Mexican Association of physiotherapy. Colegio Nacional de Fisioterapia y Terapia Física de México. Puebla. México.

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