Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 14: Aquatic Therapy (continued)

KEY POINTS Aquatic therapy provides low impact exercises and is especially targeted at subjects with disabilities or chronic pain disorders. It involves synchronization of breathing with physical movements and, in addition to physical benefits, provides a better sense of well being. It has the potential for benefit in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and cancer rehabilitation. Aquatic therapy, also known as water aerobic therapy or pool therapy, refers to the physical therapy and rehabilitation performed in water without the need for weights.1