How Aquatic Therapy Can Benefit People With Parkinson’s Disease

How Aquatic Therapy Can Benefit People With Parkinson’s Disease

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How Aquatic Therapy Can Benefit People With Parkinson’s Disease

Spending time in the water can be refreshing, relaxing, and healing for both the body and the soul. For those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), performing exercises or movements in the water, a practice known as aquatic therapy, may be especially beneficial. Because water reduces the stress and pressure on the body, aquatic therapy is commonly recommended for exercise and rehabilitation. A study published last year in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation noted that, “Aquatic therapy…

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