Bruno Miguel Machado Pedro


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Academic Degrees:

  • Master in Elite Training, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon 
  • Degree in Physical Education, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Current Position:

  • PhD student at Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon
  • Invited Assistant at Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon 

Thesis title:

Kinematic Analysis and Upper Limb Contributions to Racket Head Velocity of Elite Tennis Players in Tennis Forehand Drive Winner (Master thesis)

Lecturing activities:

  • Tennis methodology for beginner, intermediate and advanced tennis players and coaches

Research Interests:

  • kinematic and kinetic variables in tennis performance of expert and intermediate tennis players

Curriculum vitae:


UJThe 17th International Symposium Biomechanics of Human Movement:
 Mechanisms and Methods will be held at Jyväskylä, Finland, in September 21−23, 2016. For more information, click here

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Seth, A., Matias, R., Veloso, AP., Delp, S. (2015). A Biomechanical Model of the Scapulothoracic Joint to Accurately Capture Scapular Kinematics during Shoulder Movements. Plos one. ( :doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0141028&representation=PDF) (IF:3.234)


Andrade, R., Freitas, S., Vaz, J., Bruno, P., and Pezarat-Correia, P. (2015) Provocative mechanical tests of the peripheral nervous system affect the joint torque-angle during passive knee motion. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015. 25(3):338-45 doi: 10.1111/sms.12250


Andrade R, Larcoupaille L, Freitas SR, McNair P, Nordez A. (2015) Effects of hip and head position on ankle range of motion, ankle passive torque, and passive gastrocnemius tension. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 doi: 10.1111/sms.12406. [Epub ahead of print]


Andrade, R., Nordez, A. Hug, F., Ates, F., Coppieters, M., Pezarat-Correia, P. & Freitas, S., (2015). Non-invasive assessment of sciatic nerve stiffness during human ankle motion using ultrasound shear wave elastography. Journal of Biomechanics. ( (IF = 2.496).


Ruas,Cassio V., Pinto, Matheus D., Brown, Lee B., Minozzoa, Felipe, Mil-Homens, P. and Pinto, R. S. (2015). The association between conventional and dynamic control knee strength ratios in elite soccer players. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 23, 1–6.


Freitas, S. R., Vilarinho, D., Vaz, J. R., Bruno, P. M., Costa, P. B., & Mil-homens, P. (2015). Responses to static stretching are dependent on stretch intensity and duration. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 35(6), 478–484.


Freitas, S. R., Vaz, J. R., Bruno, P. M., Valamatos, M. J., Andrade, R. J., & Mil-Homens, P. (2015). Are rest intervals between stretching repetitions effective to acutely increase range of motion? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(2), 191–197.


Freitas, S. R., Vaz, J. R., Bruno, P. M., Andrade, R., & Mil-Homens, P. (2015). Stretching Effects: High-intensity & Moderate-duration vs. Low-intensity & Long-duration. International Journal of Sports Medicine.