Carroll minutes and another water-based therapy with

Carroll et
al. (2017) look into the benefits of using aquatic therapy to help with the
early stages of Parkinson’s syndrome. People diagnosed with neurodegenerative
disorders have a higher chance of falling due to gait variability, an
inconsistency with the distance of their steps. Physiotherapy plays an
important role in the prevention and rehabilitation of most diseases, the
research team focuses on aquatic therapy specifically, theorizing that, among
other things, would improve gait variability. The people chosen to take part in
the study had Parkinson’s disease and were granted permission by their physiotherapists.
To qualify, the patients had to be able to demonstrate that they could walk ten
meters on their own, and people who had problems that would hinder them from
participating were excluded. Before the intervention started, the finalized
Twenty-one participants (14 men and 7 women) went through a couple of tests
that would give the research its initial data, which included the gait
variability, quality of life, and freezing. The participants were randomly
separated into two groups, one that would continue with their regular exercises
while the others implemented aquatic therapy into their regimen. The
intervention would take six weeks, the patients assessed a week before and
after the experiment. The aquatic therapy would start with some warm-ups, before
being instructed to walk in a twelve-meter pool for minutes and another
water-based therapy with a ten-minute break in between. In the end, they found
no significant changes in gait variability with either group or really anything
they hypothesized except the improvement of motor disability. The team
concluding that the lack of time and the small number of people affected their
study the most. Fortunately, the aquatic therapy was overall very enjoyable for
the people who participate. In conclusion, aquatic therapy is a fun and safe
way for people with Parkinson’s disease to help with their motor disability.