What is Pool therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Hydrotherapy (water therapy)

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 7 5
Pain 7 3
Improve flexibility/strength 5 6
Muscle pain 5 4
Stiffness/spasticity 2 0

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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 1
Mild 3
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pool therapy

Side effect Patients
Muscle and joint pain 1
Muscle fatigue 1
Neck pain 1
Pain 1
Pain in calves 1
Pain in feet 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Pool therapy

Dosage Patients
30 min weekly 2
120 min weekly 2
80 min weekly 1
90 min weekly 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Pool therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 3
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 8 patients who've stopped going to Pool therapy

Duration

Currently going to Pool therapy

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

Stopped going to Pool therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 13
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1 patient evaluation for Pool therapy

Oct 21, 2009 (Started Oct 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: I lost my job, was denied disability, have no earned income so it wasn't feasible for me to continue since I still owed from the times before. My insurance changed to Cobra and that is a FORTUNE. I have to decide whether to keep my power on, or have pool therapy. Unfortunately, there is no choice there.

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