Results of an important new study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research find that patients with osteoarthritis (OA) can better manage their arthritis through regular, high-intensity aquatic exercise.
It is commonly accepted that aquatic exercise is helpful to those living with arthritis. This new study, incorporating high intensity, interval aquatic training, demonstrates that even better outcomes can be attained, offering hope to the 27 million Americans who have the condition.
“Having osteoarthritis patients walking against a systematically high and low resistance in water resulted in significant reduction in pain, improved mobility, balance and function,” said Eadric Bressel, professor and clinical research scientist at Utah State University. “This same kind of high-intensity interval training on land would be unfathomable because of the load-elicited pain.”
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