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Aquatic exercise & balneotherapy in musculoskeletal conditions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22867930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This is a best-evidence synthesis providing an evidence-based summary on the effectiveness of aquatic exercises and balneotherapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions addressed in this review include: low back pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. Over 30 years of research demonstrates that exercises in general, and specifically aquatic exercises, are beneficial for reducing pain and disability in many musculoskeletal conditions demonstrating small to moderate effect sizes ranging between 0.19 and 0.32. Balneotherapy might be beneficial, but the evidence is yet insufficient to make a definitive statement about its use. High-quality trials are needed on balneotherapy and aquatic exercises research especially in specific patient categories that might benefit most.
Authors:
Arianne P Verhagen; Jefferson R Cardoso; Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-1770     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121149     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Dept General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre University, Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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