Aquatic physiotherapy reduces hip and knee osteoarthritis pain
Aquatic physical therapy for hip and knee osteoarthritis: results of a single-blind randomized controlled trialPhys Ther. 2007 Jan;87(1):32-43. Epub 2006 Dec 1
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71 volunteers with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive either 6 weeks of aquatic physiotherapy or no aquatic physiotherapy. Outcomes of pain, quality of life, physical function, muscle strength and physical activity levels were measured. Results showed that the 6-week aquatic physiotherapy intervention produced a decrease in pain as well as improved patient-oriented outcomes...
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