What is Aquatic Therapy Exercises?

Category: Exercises

Most popular types: Water aerobics Core Strengthening Aquatic Exercise Arthritis Association Warm Water Exercise Show all

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See also: Hydrotherapy (water therapy)

Aquatic exercise therapy refers to any program of stretching, lifting and exercising of limbs that takes place in water. Water exercise is a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles. Water supports joints to make movement easier, while it may act as resistance to help build muscle strength.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 82 36
Improve mobility 61 22
General health 44 28
Stiffness/Spasticity 19 6
Improve flexibility/strength 18 8
Balance problems 10 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 15
Mild 24
None 66

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aquatic Therapy Exercises

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 11
Pain 5
Muscle pain 3
Soreness 3
Muscle and joint pain 2
Burning sensation 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Aquatic Therapy Exercises

Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 6
60 min 3 times a week 3
3 hr weekly 2
30 min weekly 2
60 min m,w,f 2
30minutes as needed 2
2 hr yearly 1
1 hr monthly 1
2 hr weekly 1
35 min every other week 1

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Why patients stopped taking Aquatic Therapy Exercises

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Reason Patients
Other 40
Course of treatment ended 20
Expense 18
Did not seem to work 8
I didn't have enough time 6
Side effects too severe 6
Change in health plan coverage 5
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently doing Aquatic Therapy Exercises

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 5

Stopped doing Aquatic Therapy Exercises

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 40
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 40
Usually 46
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 32
A little hard to take 45
Not at all hard to take 26
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 2
$50-99 22
$25-49 19
< $25 29
Not specified 30
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16 patient evaluations for Aquatic Therapy Exercises

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Zippo
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Zippo
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Mar 20, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle pain, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My gym has a zero entry pool (no stairs or ladders) which I LOVE to use. I just walk back and forth going forward & backward and side stepping. It's so liberating to be able to actually walk upright without any walker or wheelchair! However, it's very easy to overdo it and I pay for it the next day.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
TinaLuvsLife
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TinaLuvsLife
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Feb 25, 2013 (Started Jan 24, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 min M,W,F
Advice & Tips: 45 minutes of exercise to gain energy for the rest of the day and into the night. Worth it!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 33
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Dec 27, 2011 (Started Jun 22, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain in knees)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Post exertional exhaustion, Pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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