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Examines in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Effectiveness of Aquatic Therapy on Reducing Pain and Increasing Physical Function in Adult Patients with Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis

  • Open or Close Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak*

    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Jordan, Jordan

    *Corresponding author: Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Jordan, Jordan, Batterjee Medical College, Saudi Arabia

Submission: October 09, 2018; Published: October 17, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EPMR.2018.02.000527

ISSN: 2637-7934
Volume2 Issue1


Objectives: this study was conducted to examine the evidence of the effectiveness of aquatic therapy in patients with hip and/or knee Osteoarthritis (OA) on reducing pain and improving physical function.

Results: our review found three studies suggesting that in patients with hip and/or knee OA, the aquatic therapy can reduce pain and improve physical function.

Conclusion: aquatic therapy exercises are effective and helpful in reducing pain and improving physical function in patients with hip and/or knee OA.

Keywords: Aquatic therapy; Osteoarthritis; Function; Activities of daily living; Occupational therapy

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