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Is hydrotherapy safe?
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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: YES
Hydrotherapy is physical therapy conducted in water, which is gravity eliminating and helps a person to move their limbs and body more easily, while supplying gentle resistence to encourage gradual strengthening.
It can be unsafe if you have multiple sclerosis where warm water can lead to further weakness, but only temporary. Another form of hydrotherapy is a water jet to debride ulcers. Also safe.

In brief: YES
Hydrotherapy is physical therapy conducted in water, which is gravity eliminating and helps a person to move their limbs and body more easily, while supplying gentle resistence to encourage gradual strengthening.
It can be unsafe if you have multiple sclerosis where warm water can lead to further weakness, but only temporary. Another form of hydrotherapy is a water jet to debride ulcers. Also safe.
Dr. Susana Duncan
Dr. Susana Duncan
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