Evaluation of the spa therapy in Ataturk Balneotherapy and Rehabilitation center


Yurtkuran M., Ay A. , Bingol U., Altan L.

PHYSIKALISCHE MEDIZIN REHABILITATIONSMEDIZIN KURORTMEDIZIN, vol.15, no.6, pp.345-354, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2005-867055
  • Title of Journal : PHYSIKALISCHE MEDIZIN REHABILITATIONSMEDIZIN KURORTMEDIZIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-354
  • Keywords: Balneotherapy, spa therapy, thermal water, CONTROLLED TRIAL, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, EXERCISE PROGRAM, WATER EXERCISE, FIBROMYALGIA, BONE

Abstract

There are seven randomized, controlled studies made in Ataturk Balneotherapy and Rehabilitation Center (ABRC). In the present writing, we have the objective of making a review of these seven studies reported in international journals. Methods: Spa therapy in thermal water has been applied to patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia syndrome, low back pain and osteoporosis with different times of durations and water temperature for each disease. Results and conclusion: These studies show the superiority of the water or water-exercise combination in the improvement of pain and other clinical parameters, to exercise alone.