Hydrotherapy: An effective treatment option in the management of knee OA
Hydrotherapy Versus Conventional Land-Based Exercise for the Management of Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Clinical TrialPhys Ther. 2008 Jan;88(1):12-21. Epub 2007 Nov 6.
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64 patients with OA of the knee were randomly assigned to undergo water or land based exercise programs for 18 weeks. At the 9 week and 18 week observations, both treatments led to symptomatic improvement from the baseline. The hydrotherapy demonstrated superior, but statistically insignificant results compared to the land based therapy, except for a statistically significant improvement in reliev...
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