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Historical investigation and emergence of the exercises and acrobatics that refer to parkour

Kaimakamis, D.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate and record all the elements and acrobatics that man has cultivated, from the ancient times until the modern days, but also to make the comparison and the emergence of these elements and their relationship to a sport, which internationally is called parkour.… Read the rest

From the Pan-Balkan to the Balkan Games: A chronicle of transition and an overview of the political aspect of the Games

Panou, E.*, Anastasiou, A.

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to explore the pivotal role sport has played in the political and diplomatic goings-on in the Aemos Peninsula, in a period during which Balkan countries sought to bring about a rapprochement among them.… Read the rest

The war dances and their role in the youth’s military education in ancient Greece

Douka, S.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

War dances had a significant role in ancient Greeks’ life before, during and after the classical period. The aim of the current research is to study the significance of military preparation in ancient Greeks’ life and to make a reference to war dances, especially dance pyrrhichios; the most prominent dance of this category.… Read the rest

The presence of dancing in the three most significant genres of the ancient Greek theatre

Douka, S.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

For the ancient Greeks, one of the most meaningful pleasures was undoubtedly theater. Therefore, the object of the current research is, on the one hand, to scrutinize how much important was for the ancient Greeks to dabble at theater and, on the other hand, the record of those dances that were presented at theater, as well.… Read the rest

Use of Motor Skills Assessment Tools in Greek Preschoolers: A review of literature

Skafida, F.1*, Koutsouki, D.2

1Department of Life and Health Sciences School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Avenue, CY-2417, Nicosia, Cyprus
2Laboratory of Adapted Physical Education, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 41, Ethnikis Antistasis, Avenue Dafni, 17237, Greece

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Abstract

Evaluation of preschool children’s motor skills within the school context is an integrative part of the most recent national curriculum for the Greek Kindergarten, all though so far performed by non-standardized methods.… Read the rest

Treatment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Weight loss or Physical activity? An updated narrative mini review of most recent review articles

Papandreou, D.*

Department of Health Sciences, Zayed University, Khalifa B City, Abu Dhabi, 144534, United Arab Emirates

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Abstract

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver is the most common disease of the liver which may lead to steatohepatitis and cirrhosis if not treated properly.… Read the rest

Assessment instruments on children‘s internalizing behaviour: A review of their psychometric properties, functioning and applications

Efstratopoulou A. M.*

School of Social Sciences, Department of Special Education and Inclusion, Bishop Grosseteste University, U.K.

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Abstract

The study aims to summarize assessment instruments for teachers and practitioners to record externalized and internalized problems in children.… Read the rest

Lumbosacral Radiculitis. Pathophysiology, Examination and Physiotherapy Treatment with Neural Mobilization

Efstathiou, M. & Stefanakis, M.

Department of Life & Health Sciences, Physiotherapy, University of Nicosia 

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Abstract

Lumbosacral radiculitis is characterised by increased mechanosensitivity of the lumbar and/or sciatic nerve root or roots and is the most common type of neuropathic pain.… Read the rest