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Volume:10 Issue:2 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12964
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Aquatic Exercise Improves Function & Quality of Life in Elderly with MSDs at Risk of Falls with Time


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OrthoEvidence. Aquatic Exercise Improves Function & Quality of Life in Elderly with MSDs at Risk of Falls with Time. ACE Report. 2021;10(2):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12964

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Aquatic exercise improves functional capacity, perceptual aspects, and quality of life in older adults with musculoskeletal disorders and risk of falling: A randomized controlled trial.

Exp Gerontol. 2020 Dec;142:111135.

Contributing Authors: NB Moreira LP da Silva ALF Rodacki

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Synopsis

One hundred and forty-five elderly patients with musculoskeletal disorders at a moderate-to-high risk of falling were randomized to receive a 16 week aquatic exercise program (n=75) or no intervention (n=70) in order to improve function and their quality of life. Moreover, outcomes of interest included upper and lower body strength and flexibility tests, functional mobility tests, balance, pain pe...

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