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Aquatherapy for neurodegenerative disorders. 📎

Abstract Title: Aquatherapy for neurodegenerative disorders. Abstract Source: J Huntingtons Dis. 2014 ;3(1):5-11. PMID: 25062761 Abstract Author(s): Alyson R Plecash, Blair R Leavitt Article Affiliation: Alyson R Plecash Abstract: Aquatherapy is used for rehabilitation and exercise; water provides a challenging, yet safe exercise environment for many special populations. We have reviewed the use of aquatherapy programs in four neurodegenerative disorders: Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Huntington's disease. Results support the use of aquatherapy in Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, however further evidence is required to make specific recommendations in all of the aforementioned disorders. Article Published Date : Dec 31, 2013

Clinicians' perceptions of the benefits of aquatic therapy for young children with autism: a preliminary study.

Abstract Title: Clinicians' perceptions of the benefits of aquatic therapy for young children with autism: a preliminary study. Abstract Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Aug;91(8):3232-5. Epub 2006 May 23. PMID: 16938823 Abstract Author(s): Darcy S Vonder Hulls, Lisa K Walker, Janet M Powell Abstract: OBJECTIVE: This purpose of this study was to identify clinicians' perceptions of the benefits of aquatic therapy for young children with autism. METHODS: Eighteen aquatic occupational therapists treating young children with autism responded to a survey soliciting their opinions on changes in skill performance resulting from aquatic therapy. RESULTS: A majority of clinicians reported a substantial increase in swim skills, attention,muscle strength, balance, tolerating touch, initiating/maintaining eye contact, and water safety. CONCLUSION: The impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions seen in children with autism can be wide-ranging and outcomes can be difficult to operationally define and measure. In this preliminary study, clinicians identified the areas they perceived as improving as a result of aquatic therapy. This information could help narrow the field of likely outcomes as a first step toward studies of the effectiveness of aquatic therapy for children with autism. Article Published Date : Aug 01, 2006
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