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Hydrotherapy - Knowyourback.org

What is hydrotherapy? The technical definition of hydrotherapy is the application of water for the treatment of physical or psychological dysfunction. Hydrotherapy or aquatics is the use of water or an aquatic environment to help with the advancement of a rehabilitation program. The use of hydrotherapy began in ancient Greece with the use of warm water spas and exercise programs. Today there are thousand of physical therapists that use water for various therapeutic applications.

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Hydrotherapy Health Article - health.yahoo.net

Relief from pain or discomfort is the usual result of hydrotherapy. Increased mobility, especially in joints, also frequently occurs. Many persons receiving hydrotherapy report having higher levels of energy.

Read More: http://health.yahoo.net/galecontent/hydrotherapy-2/6

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