Abstract Title:

Aquatherapy for neurodegenerative disorders.

Abstract Source:

J Huntingtons Dis. 2014 ;3(1):5-11. PMID: 25062761

Abstract Author(s):

Alyson R Plecash, Blair R Leavitt

Article Affiliation:

Alyson R Plecash


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 aquatherapy programs 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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