A Randomised Trial of Three Different Physiotherapy Regimes in Ankylosing Spondylitis

@inproceedings{Helliwell1996ART,
  title={A Randomised Trial of Three Different Physiotherapy Regimes in Ankylosing Spondylitis},
  author={P. Helliwell and Caroline A. Abbott and M. Anne Chamberlain},
  year={1996}
}
Summary We randomised 44 patients with ankylosing spondylitis to receive (a) intensive in-patient physiotherapy, (b) out-patient hydrotherapy and home exercises, or (c) home exercises alone. Assessments were made at two time points prior to treatment, immediately after treatment, and two, four and six months after treatment. The hydrotherapy regimes produced significantly better short-term improvement in cervical rotation than the exercise only regime, and both in-patient and hydrotherapy… CONTINUE READING

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