[Hydrotherapy in skeletal muscle disorders]

Secco A, Bardach A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001484
Spanish
Original Title: Hidroterapia en desórdenes músculo esqueléticos
Authors' recomendations: CONCLUSIONS Moderate-quality evidence suggests that in patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis, aquatic exercises versus other therapeutic forms would have a small benefit in the variables of pain, disability and quality of life at short-term follow-up. Low-quality evidence suggests that in patients with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or lumbar pain, aquatic exercises versus other therapeutic forms would have a small benefit in pain improvement, disability and quality of life at short-term follow-up. In patients with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and lumbar pain, such benefit would be also similar to that of other types of exercises, as land exercises. The clinical practice guidelines surveyed recommend its indication as another option to other kinetic therapies for these conditions. Most coverage policies consulted from United States and Europe public and private sponsors cover or do not mention this technology. Most of the coverage policies assessed in Latin America do not cover it.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2018
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Low Back Pain
Contact
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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