António Manuel Soares Mesquita Montes é Professor Adjunto na Escola Superior de Saúde de Santa Maria, Professor Adjunto Convidado na Escola Superior de Saúde - Instituto Politécnico do Porto e Investigador Integrado no Centro de Investigação em Reabilitação.

Personal identification

Full name
António Manuel Soares Mesquita Montes

Citation names

  • Montes, António
  • Mesquita Montes, António

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • antonio.montes@santamariasaude.pt (Professional)
  • aso@ess.ipp.pt (Professional)


  • (+351) 225098664 (Professional)
  • (+351) 222061000 (Professional)


  • Travessa Antero de Quental 173/ 175, 4049-024, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)
  • Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 400, 4200-072, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)


  • www.santamariasaude.pt (Professional)
  • www.ess.ipp.pt (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Medical and Health Sciences


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Intermediate (B1) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
2012/09 - 2017/06
Fisioterapia (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Desporto, Portugal
2010/03 - 2012/01
Fisioterapia (Mestrado)
Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Saúde, Portugal
2008/09 - 2009/07
Fisioterapia (Licenciatura)
Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Saúde, Portugal
2005/09 - 2008/09
Fisioterapia (Bacharelato)
Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Saúde, Portugal


Host institution
2010/09/15 - Current Researcher (Research) Instituto Politécnico do Porto Centro de Estudo do Movimento e Atividade Humana, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2018/09/15 - Current Invited Adjunct Teacher (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Saúde, Portugal
2017/09/01 - Current Adjunct Teacher (Polytechnic Teacher) Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Santa Maria, Portugal
2010/09/15 - 2018/09/14 Invited Assistant (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Saúde, Portugal


Journal article
  1. Vilarinho, R.; Serra, L.; Águas, A.; Alves, C.; Silva, P.M.; Caneiras, C.; Montes, A.M.. "Validity and reliability of a new incremental step test for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease". BMJ Open Respiratory Research 9 1 (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85127653982&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  2. Caetano, D.; Oliveira, C.; Correia, C.; Barbosa, P.; Montes, A.; Carvalho, P.. "Rehabilitation outcomes and parameters of blood flow restriction training in ACL injury: A scoping review". Physical Therapy in Sport 49 (2021): 129-137. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85101881221&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  3. Vilarinho, R.; Mendes, A.R.; Gomes, M.; Ferreira, R.; Costa, F.; Machado, M.; Neves, M.; Caneiras, C.; Montes, A.M.. "Adapted chester step test can have maximal response characteristics for the assessment of exercise capacity in young women". Healthcare (Switzerland) 9 3 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85104393437&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  4. Vilarinho, R.; Caneiras, C.; Montes, A.M.. "Measurement properties of step tests for exercise capacity in COPD: A systematic review". Clinical Rehabilitation 35 4 (2021): 578-588. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85095457309&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Vilarinho, R.; Serra, L.; Coxo, R.; Carvalho, J.; Esteves, C.; Montes, A.M.; Caneiras, C.. "Effects of a home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in gold b group: A pilot study". Healthcare (Switzerland) 9 5 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85106007389&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  6. Ribas, J.; Gomes, M.A.; Montes, A.M.; Ribas, C.; Duarte, J.A.. "Resolution of chronic lower back pain symptoms through high-intensity therapeutic exercise and motor imagery program: a case-report". Physiotherapy Theory and Practice (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85096611418&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Crasto, C.; Montes, A.M.; Carvalho, P.; Carral, J.C.. "Abdominal muscle activity and pelvic motion according to active straight leg raising test results in adults with and without chronic low back pain". Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 50 (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85090991698&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Diogo C.F. Silva; Rui Macedo; António Mesquita Montes; Rubim Santos; João Paulo Vilas-Boas; Andreia S.P. Sousa. "Does the cleat model interfere with ankle sprain risk factors in artificial grass?". Clinical Biomechanics 63 (2019): 119-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2019.03.004.
  9. António Mesquita Montes; Carlos Filipe Barbosa Crasto; Paulo Carvalho; José Maria Cancela Carral. "Pressure biofeedback unit to assess and train lumbopelvic stability in supine individuals with chronic low back pain". Journal of Physical Therapy Science 31 10 (2019): 755-759. http://dx.doi.org/10.1589/jpts.31.755.
  10. Silva, D.C.F.; Santos, R.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; MacEdo, R.; Montes, A.M.; Sousa, A.S.P.. "Different Cleat Models do Not Influence Side Hop Test Performance of Soccer Players with and without Chronic Ankle Instability". Journal of Human Kinetics 70 1 (2019): 156-164. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85078050536&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Mesquita Montes, A.; Tam, C.; Crasto, C.; Argel de Melo, C.; Carvalho, P.; Santos, R.; Vilarinho, R.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.. "Forward trunk lean with arm support affects the activity of accessory respiratory muscles and thoracoabdominal movement in healthy individuals". Human Movement Science 61 (2018): 167-176. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85051403294&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Santos, R.; Silvava Alexandrino, A.; Tome, D.; Melo, C.; Mesquitaita Montes, A.; Costata, D.; Pintoferreira, J.. "Inter- and intra-rater reliability of nasal auscultation in daycare children". Minerva Pediatrica 70 1 (2018): 20-26. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85040974757&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Mesquita Montes, A.; Maia, J.; Crasto, C.; de Melo, C.A.; Carvalho, P.; Santos, R.; Pereira, S.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.. "Abdominal muscle activity during breathing in different postures in COPD “Stage 0” and healthy subjects". Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology 238 (2017): 14-22. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85009134608&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. Mesquita Montes, A.; Crasto, C.; de Melo, C.A.; Santos, R.; Pereira, S.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.. "The effect of inspiratory and expiratory loads on abdominal muscle activity during breathing in subjects “at risk” for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and healthy". Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 34 (2017): 50-57. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85017106253&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  15. Mesquita Montes, A.; Gouveia, S.; Crasto, C.; de Melo, C.A.; Carvalho, P.; Santos, R.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.. "Abdominal muscle activity during breathing in different postural sets in healthy subjects". Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 21 2 (2017): 354-361. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85000868722&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Diogo C. F. Silva; Rubim Santos; João Paulo Vilas-Boas; Rui Macedo; António Mesquita Montes; Andreia S. P. Sousa. "Influence of Cleats-Surface Interaction on the Performance and Risk of Injury in Soccer: A Systematic Review". Applied Bionics and Biomechanics 2017 (2017): 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1155%2F2017%2F1305479.
  17. António Mesquita Montes; João Baptista; Carlos Crasto; Cristina Argel de Melo; Rita Santos; João Paulo Vilas-Boas. "Abdominal muscle activity during breathing with and without inspiratory and expiratory loads in healthy subjects". Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 30 (2016): 143-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2016.07.002.
  18. Diogo C.F. Silva; Rubim Santos; J. Paulo Vilas-Boas; Rui Macedo; António Montes; Andreia S.P. Sousa. "The influence of different soccer cleat type on kinetic, kinematic and neuromuscular ankle variables in artificial turf". Footwear Science 9 1 (2016): 21-31. https://doi.org/10.1080%2F19424280.2016.1240246.