Aquatic Therapy: Making a Wave in the Treatment of Low Back Injuries

August 2nd, 2010
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Konlian, Cara

Abstract

Aquatic therapy is a viable rehabilitation alternative for the treatment of spinal pain and dysfunction. The unique physical properties of the water make it an ideal medium for the rehabilitation of low back injuries. Aquatic programs can be used in conjunction with a land-based program or as a sole treatment approach. Orthopaedic specialists should consider aquatic rehabilitation in management of spinal injuries to enhance the injured patient’s overall functional outcomes.

(C) 1999 National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

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