Hydrotherapy benefits for fibromyalgia patients.

Fibromyalgia is a widespread musculoskeletal pain syndrome by widespread pain.

Physical exercise provides benefits to patients with fibromyalgia. These benefits are:

  • Reduction in pain and fatigue.
  • Improves sleep and mood quality.

Exercising can contributed to:

  • Improved tissue oxygenation.
  • Increased muscle endurance.
  • High level of phosphate levels.

Water based exercise provide the following benefits:

  • Reduced impact on the joints.
  • Improved microcirculation.
  • Relaxation.
  • Vasodilatation.
  • Decrease in number of contractures and improved muscle tone.
  • Provides the possibility to exercise proprioception, balance, strength and aerobic capacity.

Methods which can be used

Sources

Oxygen uptake and body compisition after aquatic physical training in women with fibromyalgia a randomized controlled trial, by Carolina p Andrade, etc. (2017).
Effectiveness of Aquatic therapy vs land based therapy for balance and pain in women with Fibromyalgia:  a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, by Sabela Rivas Neira, etc. (2017).
A randomized controlled trial of deep water running: Clinical effectiveness of Aquatic exercise to treat fibromyalgia, by Marcos Renato Assis, etc. (2006).

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