A critical appraisal of "Effects of an aquatic therapy approach (Halliwick-therapy) on functional mobility in subacute stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial"




Haywood, Jaevon

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Introduction: In this critical appraisal, the strengths and weaknesses of the paper will be assessed. The purpose of the appraisal is to answer the question, "Does the introduction to aquatics therapy for someone recovering from a stroke lead to walking independence more rapidly than without the gravity-minimized intervention?"� Methods: From a search with the databases PubMed and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) with the use of aquatics therapy and stroke, yielding about 200 results, exclusions for papers that did not investigate improvements in functional mobility Results: A summary of the study as well as strengths and weaknesses of each section will be appraised. Discussion: To end the critical appraisal, the significance of the paper will be addressed, an argument in favor of (or against) intervention, the applications of the intervention will all be addressed.