The effects of aquatic and traditional exercise programs on persons with knee osteoarthritis.

@article{Wyatt2001TheEO,
  title={The effects of aquatic and traditional exercise programs on persons with knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={Frank B Wyatt and Steve Milam and Robert C. Manske and R Deere},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={337-40}
}
The purpose of the study was to detect if increases in functional levels for patients with osteoarthritis show differences between an aquatic exercise program and a land-based exercise program. Forty-six subjects between the ages of 45 and 70 years participated in 1 of 2 exercise groups. Pre- and posttest measurements included knee range of motion (ROM), thigh girth, subjective pain scale, and time for a 1-mile walk. Both exercise groups showed a significant (p < 0.05) increase in all… CONTINUE READING

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