Mat Pilates and aquatic aerobic exercises for women with fibromyalgia: a protocol for a randomised controlled blind study

@article{Silva2019MatPA,
  title={Mat Pilates and aquatic aerobic exercises for women with fibromyalgia: a protocol for a randomised controlled blind study},
  author={Hugo Silva and Caio Alano de Almeida Lins and Thaiza Nobre and Vanessa Patr{\'i}cia Soares de Sousa and Renata Trajano Jorge Caldas and Marcelo Cardoso de Souza},
  journal={BMJ Open},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
Introduction Physical exercises have been recommended to improve the overall well-being of patients with fibromyalgia, with the main objective of repairing the effects of lack of physical conditioning and of improving the symptoms, especially pain and fatigue. Although widely recommended and widely known, few studies support the use of Pilates as an effective method in improving the symptoms of the disease, comparing it with other well-founded exercise modalities. This protocol was developed to… 

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