Benefits of Aquafitness

Question

How beneficial is an aquatic exercise program in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Answer

I think it can be a great value. Water provides excellent non-weight bearing exercise with some natural resistance. It also provides good cardiovascular exercise as well. Keeping the muscles in tone and the joints moving is the way to go.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University