Silva LE, Valim V, Pessanha AP, Oliveira LM, Myamoto S, Jones A, Natour J (2008) Hydrotherapy versus conventional land-based exercise for the management of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised controlled trial, Phys Ther. Vol. 88, Issue 1, pp12-21
Both water-based and land-based exercises reduced knee pain and increased knee function in participants with OA of the knee. Hydrotherapy was superior to land-based exercise in relieving pain before and after walking during the last follow-up. Water-based exercises are a suitable and effective alternative for the management of OA of the knee.
Pain, stiffness and function were all positively affected. The benefits at discharge still remained after 6 months. We conclude that HT is recommended after THA in a geriatric population.
Pain, stiffness and function were all positively affected. The benefits gained by the time of discharge were still found after six months. HT is recommended after TKA in a geriatric population.
McVeigh, JG. McGaughney, H. Hall, M. Kane, P. (2008). The Effectiveness of Hydrotherapy in the Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome Rheumatology International, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp119-130.
Conclusion: Positive outcomes were reported for pain, health-status and tender point count. There is strong evidence for the use of hydrotherapy in the management of FMS.
Mooventhan A, Nivethitha L. (2014) Scientific Evidence-Based Effects of Hydrotherapy on Various Systems of the Body North American Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 6, Issue 5, pp199-209.
Patients with RA treated with hydrotherapy are more likely to report feeling much better or very much better than those treated with land exercises immediately on completion of the treatment programme.
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