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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7222
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Aquatic exercise for musculoskeletal conditions comparable to land-based exercise


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of Aquatic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Meta-Analysis

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Sep;95(9):1776-1786

Contributing Authors: AL Barker J Talevski RT Morello CA Brand AE Rahmann DM Urquhart

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Synopsis

26 studies (24 randomized controlled trials and 2 quasi-randomized controlled trials) comparing aquatic exercise to no exercise and/or land-based exercise in the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain, or osteoporosis patient populations were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of aquatic exercise on pain,...

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