Aquatherapy for neurodegenerative disorders.

Authors: Plecash AR (1) , Leavitt BR (1)
(1) Centre for Huntington Disease, UBC Hospital and The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics and Department of Medical Genetics, Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia,
Source: Journal of Huntington's Disease
DOI: 10.3233/JHD-140010 Publication date: Not specified E-Publication date: Nov. 5, 2014 Availability: full text Copyright: Not specified
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address:


Article abstract

Aquatherapy is used for rehabilitation and exercise; water provides a challenging, yet safe exercise environment for many special populations. We have reviewed the use of aquatherapyprograms in four neurodegenerative disorders: Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Huntington's disease. Results support the use of aquatherapy in Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, however further evidence is required to make specific recommendations in all of the aforementioned disorders.

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