Effects of combined therapy in celullitis: controlled clinical trial, randomized and blind


  • Ingrid Jullyane Pinto Soares
  • Thereza Cristina do Amaral
  • Dayane Darlles Miranda de Araújo
  • Vanessa Sales de Melo
  • Rodrigo Marcel Valentim da Silva
  • Patrícia Froes Meyer




Methods in Physiotherapy, Esthetics, Ultrasound, electrical stimulation


Introduction: The cellulites is defined as a multifactorial disease that results in the degeneration of adipose tissue, through the stages of change of interstitial matrix, micro circulatory stasis and adipocyte hypertrophy. Objective: The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of Combined Therapy of Ultrasound and Electrotherapy (CTUE) in cellulites in women through the infrared sensor (Celluscan). Methods: This research is a controlled, randomized and blinded trial, consisting of 28 females, divided into 2 groups of 14 individuals with cellulites in grade II, III and IV, chosen randomly in the city of Natal/RN. Results: In the control and the treatment group, comparing between them the form and degree of the cellulites in accordance with Celluscan, showed no significant difference. Conclusion: Considering the results obtained in this study it was not possible to prove the effectiveness of CTUE, taking into account that the cellulites is a multifactorial disease, because in this case there are several factors involved, such as the triggering, the predisposing and the aggravating factors that can influence the results.


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Soares, I. J. P., Amaral, T. C. do, Araújo, D. D. M. de, Melo, V. S. de, Silva, R. M. V. da, & Meyer, P. F. (2016). Effects of combined therapy in celullitis: controlled clinical trial, randomized and blind. Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2016.14.289



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