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Universidad de Málaga

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Antonio Cuesta Vargas


Dr. Antonio Cuesta vargas
Address for correspondence:
Prof. Dr. Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas
Departamento de Psiquiatría y Fisioterapia, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Málaga, Andalucia Tech, Cátedra de Fisioterapia y Discapacidad, Instituto de Biomedicina de Málaga (IBIMA), Grupo de Clinimetria (FE-14)
Av/ Arquitecto Peñalosa s/n (Teatinos Campus Expansion) 29009 Málaga (Spain)
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  • Principal Research (Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of Málaga)
  • Tutor PhD Programme in Health Sciences
  • Deputy Dean of International Mobility of the Faculty of Health Sciences


  • Research Methods in BSc (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry)
  • Manual Therapy in BSc (Physiotherapy)
  • Advanced Research Methods and Evidence-based practice in MSc (Health Sciences)

Research network

Research group "Translational Research in Physiotherapy, between lab and clinic" PAIDI CTS 631 line.

Principal Investigator of Research group FE-14 "Clinimetric" of Instituto de Biomedicina de Malaga (IBIMA).

Member of PRISMA research group into Red de investigación en Actividades Preventivas y Promoción de la Salud (redIAPP) RETICS ISCIII 2013-17.

Current projects

  • Clinimetric in Health Sciences
  • Biomechanical applied musculoskeletal function and dysfunction
  • Aquatics physiotherapy
  • Randomised controlled trial in community-based physiotherapy
  • Balance, gait and falls in older people
  • Epidemiology of physical fitness in chronic disorders and special populations


Antonio graduated from the University of Malaga in 1994, having completed the BSc (Physio) Honours in Science Degree. In 1996 he gained a MSc in Sports Physiotherapy, in 1999 a MSc in Osteopathic Manual Therapy and was awarded a PhD in Human Exercise Physiology in Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaga in 2007.

Antonio was recruitment to the lecturing staff of postgraduate course the Chartered of Physiotherapist of Andalusia (Spain) in 2000 and as Head of the Department in the Public Health and Sport Centre of Torremolinos from 1998, before transferring to the newly established Department of Health Sciences of University of Jaen as Senior Lecturer in 2005. Areas of particular interest are physiology and biomechanics of clinical exercise and aquatic therapy. During 2009-10 was a postdoctoral research fellowship in Roehampton-London University with a competitive grant of Spain Government about integrations of biomechanics with physiology in human movement.

At the present day is a Principal Research of Physiotherapy and Associate Dean, International & Engagement of the Faculty of Health Sciences  at the Univeristy of Malaga, Spain. Professor Antonio Cuesta-Vargas holds a Chair in Physiotherapy and Disability at the University of Málaga. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Also, is a Section Editor of the Exercise and Health section into BMC Sport Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal.


Expanded peer-reviewed articles      alt    researchgate       alt   MY CITATIONS



105. Luciano JV, D’Amico F, Cerdà-Lafont M, Peñarrubia-María MT,Knapp M, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Serrano-Blanco A, García-Campayo J. Cost-utility of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy versus FDA-recommended drugs and usual care in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: An economic evaluation alongside a 6-month randomized controlled trial. Arthritis & Research Therapy 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. IF JCR 4.12

104. Galán-Mercant A & Cuesta-Vargas AI. Mobile Romberg test assessment (mRomberg). BMC Research Notes 2014 [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

103. Perez-Cruzado D, González-Sánchez M, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Parameterization and reliability of single-leg balance test assessed with inertial sensors in stroke survivors: a cross-sectional study. Biomed Eng Online. 2014 Aug 30;13:127. doi: 10.1186/1475-925X-13-127. IF JCR 1.75

102. González-Sánchez M, Luo J, Lee RYW and Cuesta-Vargas AI. Spine curvature analysis between participants with obesity and normal weight participants: a biplanar electromagnetic device measurement, Biomed Research Int. 2014 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]. IF JCR 2.706

101. Membrilla-Mesa MD1, Tejero-Fernández V, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Arroyo-Morales M. Validation and reliability of a Spanish version of Simple Shoulder Test (SST-Sp). Qual Life Res. 2014 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]. IF JCR 2.864

100. Martin-Martin J, Cuesta-Vargas AI. A kinematic and electromyographic study of grip in extension in a clinical setting. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2014 Jun 24:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]. IF JCR 1.837

99. Cuesta-Vargas AI. Williams J. Inertial sensor real-time feedback enhances the learning of cervical spine manipulation: a prospective study. BMC Medical Education 2014 [Epub ahead of print]. IF JCR 1.41

98. Martin-Martin J, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Labajos-Manzanares MT. Efectividad clínica de la intervención sobre la mano con realidad virtual en sujetos hemipléjicos: revisión sistemática. Fisioterapia 2014 (in press). IF SJR 0.17

97. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gabel CP. Bennett P. Cross cultural adaptation and validation of a Spanish version of the Lower Limb Functional Index. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2014[Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 2.27

96. Cuesta-Vargas AI, González-Sanchez M. Correlation between architectural varaibles and torque in the erector espinae muscle during maximal isometrci contraction. J Sport Sciences 2014 [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 2.082

95. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gabel CP. Validation of a Spanish version of the Spine Functional Index. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2014 [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 2.27

94. Cuesta-Vargas AI, White M, González-Sánchez M, Kuisma R. The Optimal Frequency of Aquatic Physiotherapy for Individuals with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: a randomized controlled trial. Disability & Rehabilitation 2014 (in press) IF JCR 1.541

93. Martin-Martin, J, Cuesta-Vargas AI . A Kinematic and Electromyographic Study of Grip Force. Eur J Physiotheraphy 2014 (in press)IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

92. Cuesta-Vargas A, Giné-Garriga M. Development of a New Index of Balance in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. PLoS One. 2014 May 2;9(5):e96529. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096529. eCollection 2014. IF JCR 4.093

91. Merchan-Baeza JA, González-Sánchez M, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Reliability in the Parameterization of the Functional Reach Test in Elderly Stroke Patients: A Pilot Study. BioMed Research International Volume 2014, Article ID 637671 doi: 10.1155/2014/637671, 8 pages . IF JCR 2.880

90. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Cano-Herrera CL. Surface electromyography during physical exercise in water: a systematic review. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2014 Apr 15;6(1):15 IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

89. Gabel CP, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Melloh M, Osborne J. Critical appraisal of a brief 5 item version of the Neck Disability Index. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2014 12:34. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-12-34. [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 2.27

88. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Rodríguez-Alcazar M, Martin-Valero R, Jiménez-Grande M, Martin-Ruiz MC, Sampedro-Fernández J. Etapas del cambio en personas inactivas tras un programa de promoción de la actividad física en Atención Primaria. Fisioterapia 2014 (in press) IF SJR 0.17

87. Galán-Mercant A, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Differences in trunk accelerometry between frail and non-frail elderly persons in functional tasks. BMC Research Notes 2014 7:100. 548. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-100. IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

86. Martin-Martin, J, Labajos-Manzanares MT, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Efectividad clínica de la intervención terapéutica sobre la mano con realidad virtual en sujetos hemipléjicos: revisión sistemática. Fisioterapia 2014 (in press) IF SJR 0.17

85. Ruiz-Muñoz M, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Electromyography and sonomyography analysis of the tibialis anterior: a cross sectional study. J Foot Ankle Res 2014 Feb 8; 7(1):11 IF JCR 1.47

84. Cuesta-Vargas AI, González-Sánchez M. Ability to discriminate between healthy and low back pain suffers using ultrasound during maximum lumbar extension. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2014 Jun;95(6):1093-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.023   IF JCR 2.358

83. Williams J, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Quantification of prone thoracic manipulation using inertial sensor derived accelerations. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2014 (in press)  IF JCR 1.687

82. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Vertedor Corpas C. Physical activity, anxiety and depression in hemodialysis patients. Int J Med Sc Phys Act Sport 2014 (in press) IF JCR 0.380

81. Paez-Moguer, J., Budiman-Mak, E., Cuesta-Vargas, A.I. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Foot Function Index to Spanish Foot and Ankle Surgery 2014 Mar;20(1):34-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2013.09.005. Epub 2013 Nov 16.. IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

80. Galán-Mercant A, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Differences in Trunk Kinematic between Frail and Nonfrail Elderly Persons during Turn Transition Based on a Smartphone Inertial Sensor. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:279197. doi: 10.1155/2013/279197. Epub 2013 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 24369530. IF JCR 2.880                                                                               

79. Castillo-Lozano R, Cuesta-Vargas AI. A comparison land-water environment of maximal voluntary isometric contraction during manual muscle testing through surface electromyography. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2013 Dec 16;5(1):28. doi:10.1186/2052-1847-5-28. PubMed PMID: 24342017. IF JCR (tracked for ISI)                                                                                                                   

78. Pérez-Cruzado D, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Improving Adherence Physical Activity with a Smartphone Application Based on Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (APPCOID). BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 13;13(1):1173. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1173. PubMed PMID: 24330604; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3866585. IF JCR 2.08                                                                 

77. Martin-Martin J, Cuesta-Vargas AI. A biomechanical study of spherical grip. Springerplus. 2013 Nov 4;2:591. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-2-591. PubMed PMID: 24294543; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3833922. IF JCR (tracked for ISI)                                                                                 

76. Gabel CP, Cuesta-Vargas A, Osborne JW, Melloh M. Commentary on the article by Swanenburg et al. 'Validity and reliability of a German version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI-G)' [Man Ther Articles in Press  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2013.07.004]. Man Ther. 2013 Nov 11. pii: S1356-689X(13)00187-2. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2013.10.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24291362. IF JCR 2.237                                                                                     

75. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gonzalez-Sanchez M. Relationship of moderate and low isometric lumbar extension through architectural and muscular activity variables:a cross sectional study. BMC Med Imaging. 2013 Nov 19;13(1):38. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24252273; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3840670. IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

74. Cuesta-Vargas AI, González-Sánchez M. Differences in muscle activation patterns during sit to stand task among subjects with and without intelectual disability. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:173148. doi: 10.1155/2013/173148. Epub 2013 Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 24222896; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3814065. IF JCR 2.880

73. Chauhan B, Hamzeh MA, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Prediction of muscular architecture of the rectus femoris and vastus lateralis from EMG during isometric contractions in soccer players. SpringerPlus 2013, 2:548 doi:10.1186/2193-1801-2-548 IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

72. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gabel CP. Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the upper limb

functional index. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2013 Jul 26;11(1):126. [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 2.27

71. Gabel CP, Cuesta-Vargas A, Osborne JW, Burkett B, Melloh M. Confirmatory Factory Analysis of the Neck Disability Index Indicates a One-Factor Mode. The Spine Journal 2013 Nov 4. pii: S1529-9430(13)01473-3. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.026. [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 3.355

70. Castillo-Lozano R, Cuesta-Vargas A, Gabel CP. Analysis of arm elevation muscle activity through different movement planes and speeds during in-water and dry-land exercise. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Jul 5. pii: S1058-2746(13)00200-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.04.010. [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 2.319

69. Benelli P, Colasanti F, Ditroilo M, Cuesta-Vargas A, Gatta G, Giacomini F, Lucertini F. Physiological and biomechanical responses to walking underwater on a non-motorised treadmill: effects of different exercise intensities and depths in middle-aged healthy women. J Sports Sci. 2013 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 2.082

68. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gonzalez-Sanchez M. Differences in Muscle Activation Patterns During Sit to Stand Task among Subjects with and without Intellectual Disabilit. Biomed Research International Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 173148, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/173148 IF JCR 2.880

67. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gonzalez-Sanchez M. Prediction of maximal emg-based voluntary contractions of erector spinae muscles from ultrasound measurements during isometric contractions. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine Nov;39(11):1951-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2013.05.001. Epub 2013 Aug 9.IF JCR 1.250

66. Galán-Mercant A, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Differences in Trunk Accelerometry Between Frail and Nonfrail Elderly Persons in Sit-to-Stand and Stand-to-Sit Transitions Based on a Mobile Inertial Sensor. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2013;1(2):e21 URL: http://mhealth.jmir.org/2013/2/e21/ doi:10.2196/mhealth.2710 IF JCR 4.400

65. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Buchan J, Arroyo-Morales M. A Multimodal Physiotherapy Program plus Deep Water Running for improving cancer-related fatigue and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care 2014 Jan;23(1):15-21. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12114. Epub 2013 Aug 16.] IF JCR 1.308

64. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Travé-Mesa A, Vera-Cabrera A, Cruz-Terrón D, Castro-Sánchez AM, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C and Arroyo-Morales M. Hydrotherapy as a recovery strategy after exercise: a pragmatic controlled trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 Jul 18;13:180. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-180 IF JCR 2.08

63. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Giné-GarrigaM, González-Sánchez M. Función fisica entre subgrupos de mayores de 55 años fisicamente activos. Revista internacional de medicina y ciencias de la actividad físisca y el deporte 2013 (in press) IF JCR 0.340

62.  Cuesta-Vargas AI, Cano-Herrera CL, Heywood S. Analysis of the neuromuscular activity during rising from a chair in water and on dry land. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2013 2013 Jul 5. doi:pii: S1050-6411(13)00125-9. 10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.06.001. [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 1.644

61. Giné-Garriga M, MartinC, Puig-Ribera A, Martín-CanteraC, Solà M, Cuesta-VargasAI on behalf of the PPAF Group. The Effect of a Physical Activity Program on the Total Number of Primary Care Visits in Inactive Patients: A 15-Month Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One 2013 IF JCR 4.093

60. Muro-Culebras A, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Sonomyography and sonomyoelastography in the tender points of women with fibromialgia. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2013 Nov;39(11):1951-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2013.05.001. Epub 2013 Aug 9. IF JCR 2.293

59. Cuesta-Vargas AI, González-Sánchez M. Obesity effect on a multimodal physiotherapy program for low back pain suffers: patient reported outcome. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 May 10;8(1):13. doi: 10.1186/1745-6673-8-13. IFJCR 1.400

58. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Cano-Herrera CL, Formosa D, Burkett BElectromyographic responses during time get up and go test in water (wTUG). Springer Plus 2013 2:217 (10 May 2013), IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

57. Martín-Valero R, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Labajos-Manzanares MT. Relationships among the cardiopulmonary, biochemical and anthropometry values for inactive subjects in Primary Care.Rehabilitacion 2013  47:125-30 doi: 10.1016/j.rh.2013.02.009 IF SJR 0.14

56. Farasyn A, Meussen R, Jo Nijs, Cuesta-Vargas AExploration of the Validity and Reliability of the “Backache Disability Index” (BADIX) in Patients with Non-specific Low Back Pain. J Back Musculoskel Rehabil 2013  Jan 1;26(4):451-9. doi: 10.3233/BMR-130405. IF JCR 0.587

55. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Benelli P, Arroyo-Morales M. Development of an equation to estimate maximal heart rate for training in deep water running in Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2014; 173(1-2) 39-46  IF SJR 0.11

54.Martín-Valero R, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Labajos-Manzanares MT. Hematological changes after a program promoting physical activity in inactive subjects. A randomized, controlled trial. Fisioterapia 2014;36:34-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ft.2013.01.008 IF SJR 0.17

53. Cuesta-Vargas AIManuel González-Sánchez M and  Casuso-Holgado MJ: Effect on health-related quality of life of a multimodal physiotherapy program in patients with chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2013 11:19. IF JCR 2.11

52. Martín-Valero R, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Labajos-Manzanares MT: Effectiveness of the physical activity promotion programme on the quality of life and the cardiopulmonary function for inactive people: Randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health 2013 13:127.IF JCR 2.00

51.Casuso-Holgado MJ, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Moreno-Morales N, Labajos-Manzanares MT,Barón-López FJ and Vega-Cuesta M: The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:33. IF JCR 1.15

50. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Fernandez-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-las Peñas C, Polley M, Arroyo-Morales M. Psychometrics properties of the QuickPIPER: A shortened version of the PIPER fatigue scales. European Journal of Cancer Care. (in press) IF JCR 1.138


49.Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-Lao C, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Del Moral-Avila R, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C C, Arroyo-Morales M. The Effectiveness Of A Deep Water Aquatic Exercise Program In Cancer-Related Fatigue In Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Clinical Trial Deep water aquatic exercise in cancer survivors. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Sep 24 (in press) IF JCR 2.282

48. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Bennett P, JImenez-Cebrian AM, Labajos -Manzanares MT. The psychometrics properties of the Spanish version of the Foot Health Status Questionnaire. Quality of Life Research 2012. (in press) IF JCR 2.300

47. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Paz-Lourido B, Lee M, Peterson J. Adaptation and validation of a physical activity self-efficacy and social support scale for people with intellectual disabilities (SE/SS-AID) in a Spanish sample. J Intellect Dev Disabil 18 April 2013  IF JCR 1.347

46. Saavedra-Hernández M, Castro-Sánchez AM, Cuesta- Vargas AI, Cleland JA, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Arroyo-Morales M. The Contribution of Previous Episodes of Pain, Pain Intensity, Physical Impairment and Pain-Related Fear to Disability in Patients with Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain. Am J Phys Med Rehab(in press) IF JCR 1.720 

45. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Galán-Mercant A, González-Sánchez, Martín-Borras C. Criterion-related validity of the foot health state questionnaire from strength and plantar pressure measurement in elderly people. Foot Ankle Spec V 5 (6) Dec 2012 pp. 365 - 372. DOI 10.1177/1938640012463056. IF JCR (tracked for ISI) 

44. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Baron FJ, Sanchez A, Montoya I, Grandes G, on behalf PEPAF group. A study of validation of stages of changes on Spanish sample of inactive patients with inclusión of maximum oxygen uptake and physical activity self-report. Int J Pers Cent Med 2012 (in press) IF JCR (tracked for ISI)

43. Farasyn A, Cuesta-Vargas AI. El dolor muscular referido es primariamente de origen periférico: la teoría de barrera-presa. Rev Soc Esp Dolor 2013;20(6): 301-307 IF SJR 0.026

42. Martin-Valero R, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Labajos-Manzanares MT. Evidence based hydrotherapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients. Int J Aquatic Res & Educ 2012, 6 235-248

41. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Solera-Martinez M, Ortega FB, Martinez-Vizcaino V. A confirmatory factor analysis of the fitness of adults with intellectual disabilities. Dis Rehab 2013 Mar;35(5):375-81. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.694961. Epub 2012 Jul 2. IF JCR 1.489

40. Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-Lao C, Díaz‐Rodriguez L, Cuesta‐Vargas AI, Fernández-de-las‐Peñas C, Piper B, Arroyo‐Morales M .The Piper Fatigue Scale-Revised: Psychometric Evaluation in Spanish-Speaking Breast Cancer Survivors, Quality of Life Research 2013 May 22. [Epub ahead of print] IF JCR 2.300.

39. Cuesta-­Vargas, AI. Aquatic Physiotherapy: A Much Used and Little Studied Treatment Modality. J Novel Physiother 2012, 2:e120. doi:10.4172/2165-­ 7025.1000e120

38. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Adams N, Salazar JA, Belles A, Hazañas S,Arroyo-Morales M. Deep Water Running plus General Practice for non-specific Low Back Pain Alone: Randomised Controlled Trial. Clin Rheumatol 2012 Jul;31(7):1073-8 DOI: 10.1007/S100067-012-1977-5 IF JCR 1.687

37. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Luciano JV, Peñarrubia-María MT, García-Campayo J, Fernández-Vergel R, Arroyo-Morales M, Serrano-Blanco A, The FibroQoL Study Group. Clinical dimensions of fibromyalgia symptoms and development of a combined index of severity: The CODI index. Quality of Life Research 2013 Feb;22(1):153-60. doi: 10.1007/s11136-012-0134-6. Epub 2012 Feb 26. IF JCR 2.300

36. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Galant-Mercant A. Contribution of Physical Fitness Component to Health Status in Elderly Males and Females over 60 years. SA Journal of Physiotherapy 2012 vol. 68(1).

35. Williams JM, Cuesta-Vargas AI. An investigation into the kinematics of two cervical manipulation techniques. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013 Jan;36(1):20-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.10.018. Epub 2012 Nov 30. 2012. IF JCR 1.481

34. Cuesta-Vargas AI, González-Sánchez M. Arquitectura muscular y momento de fuerza: relación en el erector espinal durante extensión isometrica máxima. Rev Iberoam Fisiot Kines. (in press) 2012. IF SJR 0.028

33. Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Díaz-Rodríguez L, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Fernández-Delas-Peñas C, Arroyo-Morales M. Attitudes towards massage modify effects of manual therapy in breast cancer survivors: a randomised clinical trial with crossover design. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2012 Mar;21(2):233-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2011.01306.x. IF JCR 1.138


32. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gine-Garriga M, Gonzalez-Sánchez M. Contribution of maximal and explosive force production capacity to balance in older men and women of different ages. Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche. 2011[in press]. IF SJR 0.027

31. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Heywood S. Aerobic Fitness Testing in Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Comparison of Deep Water Running with Cycle Ergometry. Am J Phys Med Rehab. 2011; Dec;90(12):1030-5. IF JCR 1.762

30. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Adams N. A pragmatic community-based intervention of multimodal physiotherapy plus deep water running (DWR) for fibromyalgia syndrome: a pilot study. Clin Rheumatol, 2011 Nov;30(11):1455-62. IF JCR 1.687

29. Rodriguez-Moya A, Gónzalez-Sánchez M, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Efecto del vendaje neuromuscular a corto plazo en la fuerza en la extensión de rodilla. Fisioterapia. 2011. ; 33(6) : 256-261 doi:10.1016/j.ft.2011.07.007. IF SJR 0.028

28. Martin-Valero. R, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Labajos-Manzanares MT. Efectividad de la hidroterapia en las personas con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica. Rehabilitacion (Madr). 2011. 45(4) : 335-343 doi:10.1016/j.rh.2011.06.007. IF SJR 0.027

27. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Osuna Perez MC, Prieto Lucena J, Pancorbo Hidalgo PL, Nelson R.M, Barrera Duarte M. Psychometric properties of an instrument for measuring patient's satisfaction with physical therapy (medrisk) in spanish population: cultural diversity. Physiotherapy 2011. Volume 97, Sup1:eS247. IF JCR 0.641

26. González Sánchez M, Cuesta-Vargas AI. Differences in the biomechanical response between healthy and low back pain patients from a isometric extension test. Physiotherapy 2011. Volume 97, Sup 1:eS424. IF JCR 0.641

25. Cuesta-Vargas AI, González Sánchez M. Biomechanical back disability index sonomyography-based: a new tool to identify risk of low back pain. Physiotherapy 2011. Volume 97, Sup 1:eS424. IF JCR 0.641

24. Moreno Morales N, Casuso Holgado M.J., Labajos Manzanares M.T.1, Rodríguez Martínez M.D.C., Barón López F.J., Iglesias Parra M.R., Cuesta Vargas AI, Vega Cuesta M., González Represas A. Assessment of implementation of the ehea in the degrees of the health sciences universitary college of malaga. Physiotherapy 2011. Volume 97, Sup 1:eS1493. IF JCR 0.641

23. Gabel CP, Melloh M, Cuesta-Vargas AI. To the Editor: Pickering PM, Osmotherly PG, Attia JR, et al. An examination of outcome measures for pain and dysfunction in the cervical spine: a factor analysis. Spine 2011; 36(7):581-8. IF JCR 2.510

before 2010

22. Melloh M, Gabel CP, Cuesta-Vargas AI. To the Editor: Mehta S, MacDermid JC, Carlesso LC, et al. Concurrent validation of the DASH and the QuickDASH in comparison to neck-specific scales in patients with neck pain. Spine 2010; 35: 2150-6. IF JCR 2.510

21. Labajos Manzanares MT, Moreno Morales N, Casuso Holgado MJ, Iglesias Parra MR, Barón López J, Cuesta Vargas AI, Rodríguez Martínez MC, García Guerrero AM, Rogero Anaya P, Lantarón Caeiro EM. Physical therapy and occupational therapy students' motivation. A comparative study in the university of málaga. Physiotherapy 2011. Volume 97, Sup 1:eS660. IF JCR 0.641

20. Cuesta-Vargas AI, García-Romero JC, Arroyo-Morales M, deDiego-Acosta AM, Daly DJ. "Exercise, Manual Therapy and Education With or Without High Intensity Deep Water Running for Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial". Am J Phys Medic Rehab 2011; 90(7):526-538. IF JCR 1.762

19. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Galán-Mercant A, Williams J. "A systematic review of the inertial sensors system on human motion analysis". Physical Therapy Reviews 2010 ;15 (6) pp 462-473.

18. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Williams JM. "Estudio de la cinemática y fiabilidad inter e intraterapeutas de la manipulación vertebral cervical basada en sensores inerciales" Fisioterapia 2011; 33(1) 25-30. IF SJR 0.028

17. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Paz-Lourido B, Rodríguez A. "Physical fitness profile in adults with intellectual disabilities: diferences between levels of sport practice. Res Dev Disabil. 2011, 32, pp 788-794 IF JCR 4.410

16. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gonzalez-Sanchez M, Farasyn A. Development of a Spanish version of the "Backache Index" Cross cultural linguistic adaptation and reliability. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2010. 23, 105–110. IF JCR 0.190

15. Cuesta-Vargas AI, García Romero JC, Labajos Manzanares JC Gonzalez-Sanchez M. "Implementation of prescription therapeutic exercise in community health programs" Inter J Medic Sci Physical Activ Sport. 2010; nº 40. pp 594-608. IF JCR 0.380

14. Cuesta-Vargas AI. Relación y grado de contribución de las variables funcionales en la presentación clínica de la lumbalgia inespecífica. Cuest. Fisioterapia, 2010 39 (2): 87-94.

13. Martín-Valero R, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Labajos-Manzanares MT. Revisión de ensayos clınicos sobre rehabilitacion respiratoria en enfermos pulmonares obstructivos cronicos. Rehabilitación 2010 ;44 (2): pp 158–166. IF SJR 0.027

12. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gonzalez-Sanchez , Garcıa Romero JC, Labajos-Manzanares MT. "Efectividad clınica de un programa de fisioterapia multimodal complementado con carrera acuática de alta intensidad sobre la lumbalgia. Un estudio con evaluación previa en el postest" Fisioterapia 2010, 32(1): pp 17–24. IF SJR 0.028

11. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gonzalez-Sánchez. Calidad de vida relacionada con la salud tras un programa comunitario de hidrocinesiterapia para embarazadas. Rev Iberoamer Fisiot  Kines 2010;13(1): pp 22–28. IF SJR 0.025

10. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Galán-Mercant A. Relación entre variables físicas y calidad de vida en personas mayores de un programa comunitario de ejercicio físico para la salud. Rev Fisioterapia 2009 8(2) pp 5-14.

9. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Gonzalez-Sanchez. Estudio comparativo entre dos análisis del riesgo de caída. Rev Fisioterapia 2009, 8(1) pp. 29-32.

8. Cuesta-Vargas AI, García-Romero JC, Dediego-Acosta AM, González-Sánchez M, Labajos-Manzanares MT. Clinical effect of deep water running on non-specific low back pain: A randomised trial. SA Journal of Physiotherapy. 2009 VOL 65 nº 3 pp1-8.

7. Cuesta-Vargas A, Garcia-Romero JC,Kuisma R. Maximum and Resting Heart Rate in Treadmill and Deep-Water Running in Male. International Volleyball Players. Inter J Aquatic Res Educ, 2009, 3, pp 398-405.

6. Cuesta-Vargas AI, Hernandez-Mendo A. Fiabilidad de un sistema de clasificación clínica de lumbalgia mecánica inespecífica para el tratamiento de la estabilidad lumbopélvica mediante el control motor. Cuest. Fisioterapia, 2009 38 (1): pp 11-18

5. Cuesta-Vargas, A.I. "Health screening befote physical activities practice: descriptive statisitical" Inter J Medic Sci Physical Activ Sport. 2008 vol. 8 (29) pp. 109-129. IF JCR 0.380

4. Cuesta Vargas AI, López Aguilar B" Higiene Postural y ergonomía en el ámbito escolar: una perspectiva desde la fisioterapia" Est Juventud 2007, nº 79, pp 147-156.

3. Cuesta Vargas AI. "Prescripción de ejercicio aeróbico acuático en mujeres sedentarias: correlación de frecuencias cardíacas entre cicloergómetro y carrera acuática profunda" Rev Fisioterapia, 2007 Vol. 6, Nº. 1 pp. 11-17

2. Cuesta Vargas AI, Montes Fuentes AJ "Evidencia clínica en la Lumbalgia crónica". Rev Fisioterapia 2007, Vol. 6, (supl), pp. 5-8

1. Cuesta Vargas AI. "Valoración y prescripción del Ejercicio Aeróbico en Hidroterapia". Rev Iberoamer Fisiot Kines 2006 vol 9(1) pp 28-35, IF SJR 0.025





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