What is Warm water therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Hydrotherapy (water therapy)

Warm water is often used therapeutically for musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or spinal cord injuries and in patients suffering burns, spasticity, stroke or paralysis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 23 6
Muscle pain 12 3
Pain 5 3
Improve mobility 4 0
Depressed mood 2 0

Show all 15 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Warm water therapy

Side effect Patients
Pain in lower back 1
Skin tears 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Warm water therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 1
120 min weekly 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Warm water therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Other 6
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped going to Warm water therapy

Duration

Currently going to Warm water therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Warm water therapy

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

Feb 19, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Sometimes it is hard for me to go to the pool, be it weather, conflict in appointments, not feeling well, etc. I noticed I do feel slightly better when I go for a session and I feel very good when I can keep going for 3 times a week for at least a month or so. It makes me feel stronger and that I have accomplished something to help my fibro. I would recommend this to everyone who suffers from fibro.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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