Are aquatic exercise interventions effective in the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA)?
Most trials were only followed up for 3 months. The progress of damage in OA as seen on X-rays was not measured.
Aquatic exercise is also known as “pool therapy” or “hydrotherapy”. It involves exercise in water that is heated to about 32 to 36 degrees Celsius. Exercises may include aerobic activities, stretching and strengthening, and range of motion.