A Study of Hydrotherapy and Its Health Benefits

Mozhdeh Bahadorfar

Abstract


This study has an overview of hydrotherapy and its benefits. At first, the author reviewed the definition of hydrotherapy and its history then she illustrated the benefits of it in hot and cold water and also some popular methods used today to deliver hydrotherapy and its benefits to the body. Then the author studied about hydrotherapy exercises for the osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in comparison with land-based exercises. At the end of the study, the author interviewed with the participants and found that the water-based group had more reduction in pain than the land-based group.

Keywords


Hydrotherapy, Health Benefits, History of Hydrotherapy, osteoarthritis, Thermal Hydrotherapy, Cold Water Hydrotherapy

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