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Munguia-Izquierdo D, Legaz-Arrese A. 2008. Assessment of the Effects of Aquatic Therapy on Global Symptomatology in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized controlled Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil:89.



Castro-Sanchez AM, Mataran-Penarrocha GA, Saavedra-Hernandez M, Arroyo-Morales M,

Moreno-Lorenzo C. 2012 Hydrotherapy for the Treatment of Pain in People with Multiple     Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med ID         473963



Liebs TR, Herzberg W, Ruther W, Haasters J, Russlies M, Hassenpflug J. 2013 Multicenter         Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Early Versus Late Aquatic Therapy After Total       Hip or Knee Arthroplasty. Arch Phys Med Rehabil:93.



Noh DK, Lim J-Y, Shin H-I, Paik N-J. 2008 The effect of aquatic therapy on postural balance       and muscle strength in stroke survivors – a randomized controlled pilot trial. Clin Rehabil :22



Effects of the Aquatic Environment on the Control of Upright Stance: A Pilot Study. A Marinho, A.Barela, M.Celestino, M Camargo, M Popovic, M Verrier. Abstract 13 at UHN Current Concepts Conference, Jan 25, 2013.



Aquatic Aerobic Exercise For Children With Cerebral PalsyA Pilot Intervention Study

Fragala-Pinkham MA, Smith HJ, Lombard KA, Barlow C, O’Neil ME., Physiotherapy Theory & Practice 2014; 30(2): 69–78


Cognition/Dual Task -Schaefer SY, Louder TJ, Foster S, Bressel E. Effect of Water Immersion on Dual-task Performance: Implications for Aquatic Therapy. 2015 Physiother. Res. Int. DOI: 10.1002/pri.1628


Wounds & Water -Villalta EM et al.2012 Early aquatic physical therapy improves function and does not increase risk of wound-related adverse events for adults after orthopeadic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

Simmerman SM, Sizer PS, Dedrick, Apte GG, PT, ScD, Brismée JM. 2011. Immediate Changes in Spinal Height and Pain After Aquatic Vertical Traction in Patients With Persistent Low Back Symptoms: A Crossover Clinical Trial. Jrnl Phys Med Rehabil 3(5):447-457.

Effectiveness of aquatic therapy for the control of pain and increased functionality in people

with Parkinson’s disease: a randomized clinical trial 

Journal: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (2017). December; 53(6): 825-32

Aquatic therapy improves pain, disability, quality of life, body composition and fitness in sedentary adults with chronic low back pain. A controlled clinical trial

Journal: Clinical Rehabilitation (2014). 28(4): 350 –360.

Zoheiry IM, Ashem HN, Hamada Ahmed HA, Abbas R., Effect of aquatic versus land based exercise programs on physical performance in severely burned patients: a randomized controlled trial. 2017. J Phys Ther Sci.29:2201–2205


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