A Research Study On Aquatic Therapy

1299 WordsNov 9, 20166 Pages
two months or five times/week. The active group showed huge improvements in decreased disability and back pain, improved body composition, increased the quality of life and fitness level especially with the two-month aquatic therapy group.7 The studies both showed that aquatic therapy can help people with low back pain to strengthen their lower back muscles, move their low back more, and is a great pain relief having water on their back, and also less weight bearing than on land. The fourth thing aquatic therapy can help with is a neurological disorders/conditions. Neurological disorder/conditions include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson, cancer, cervical dystonia, hereditary spastic paraparesis, cervical dystonia, poliomyelitis, brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Gait speed and dynamic balance are a problem a lot of people with neurological disorder/conditions have. Aquatic therapy is one tool to help these people with gait and dynamic balance. There was a study done that took 116 articles that dealt with aquatic therapy and neurological disorders/conditions and picked twenty of those articles. The Black and Downs Scale was used to test the methodological quality. Three non-randomized studies, two RCTs, and three before-and-after studies proved aquatic therapy increases the dynamic balance in participants with neurological disorders. Two before-and-after tests and one RCT proved gait speed after aquatic therapy. My point and the study came to conclude that aquatic
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