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Significant impact of Aquatic Therapy on Aerobic Capacity in COPD supports the case for long-Covid rehabilitation

In a new systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers sought to explore the difference in rehabilitation effects between water and land-based aerobic exercise. The purpose of this review is to provide a basis by which practitioners and therapists can select and create appropriate therapeutic programs.

Conclusions:
After reviewing 18 studies, in which 1311 cases of COPD were included, it is concluded that compared to land-based aerobic exercise, water based aerobic exercise significantly improved endurance exercise capacity. Compared with land-based aerobic exercise, water-based aerobic exercise had a significant additional effect in improving the endurance exercise capacity of patients.

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