Multiple sclerosis and aquatic therapyA systematic review

  1. I. Corvillo 1
  2. Carla Morer Liñán 1
  3. Francisco Armijo Castro 1
  4. Enrique Varela Donoso 1
  5. Antonio Alvarez Badillo 1
  6. Onica Armijo Suárez 1
  7. Francisco Maraver Eyzaguirre 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Hidrología Médica

ISSN: 0214-2813

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 1

Pages: 130-130

Type: Article

DOI: 10.23853/BSEHM.2018.0627 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory, progressive, disabling autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms and signs of MS vary widely and patients may lose their ability to walk. To date the benefits of aquatic therapy often used for rehabilitation in MS patients have not been reviewed. Objective: To systematically review the current state of aquatic treatment for persons with MS (hydrotherapy, aquatic therapy, aquatic exercises, spa therapy) and to evaluate the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of this therapeutic option.