The Impact of Aquatic Therapy on Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease


Postural instability contributes significantly to the prevalence of falls among individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Studies indicate that approximately 60–70% of individuals with PD experience at least one fall annually, with 39–50% experiencing recurrent falls. This study finds that adherence to an aquatic therapy program may yield various benefits, including improved balance and mobility, reduced fear of falling, alleviating pain, and increased social participation. Additionally, aquatic therapy offers a novel and meaningful occupation while encouraging physical activity, thus supporting individuals with PD in maintaining their independence for more extended periods.

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