Dudoniene (2013) is aqua therapy more effective than land physiotherapy in conservative treatment of lumbar disc herniation? (ECEBAT)

Introduction
• Physical therapy often plays a major role in conservative treatment of herniated lumbar disc.
• The scientific literature says that both methods, aqua and traditional land therapies, statistically significant relieve pain, and improve quality of life (Dundar et al., 2009; Bressel et al., 2011).
• It is still unclear which of these methods is more effective.

The Aim
To determine which physiotherapy technique, land or aqua, is more effective in conservative treatment of lumbar disc herniation.
Study design – Clinical trial.

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