Hydrotherapy Benefits Fibromyalgia Patients Only If They Stick With It, Study Reveals

Hydrotherapy Benefits Fibromyalgia Patients Only If They Stick With It, Study Reveals
Hydrotherapy — physical exercise performed in water — can effectively improve clinical symptoms of fibromyalgia only if performed continuously. That finding was drawn from data collected in a randomized, controlled trial, reported recently in the study “Effects of aquatic training and detraining on women with fibromyalgia: controlled randomized clinical trial.” The study was published in the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Several non-pharmacological strategies have been proposed to manage fibromyalgia symptoms. Despite some controversies, several studies have demonstrated that physical activity can effectively help reduce some symptoms of the disease. Among the non-pharmacological possibilities is aquatic physical training, or hydrotherapy, which consists of an aerobic physical training program that is conducted in a heated pool. This alternative treatment option reduced pain and improved the quality of life of fibromyalgia patients. To have a better understanding of the benefits of hydrotherapy, Brazilian researchers conducted a controlled trial. The study (NTC01839305) enrolled a total of 54 women with clinically diagnosed fibromyalgia who were randomly assigned to undergo hydroth
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