What is hydrotherapy and how does it work?

Although hydrotherapy is very effective in physiotherapy rehabilitation, Charles Munyambonera, a physical therapist in Kigali, says it is not used as much within.

He says that this form of treatment is very effective, especially for people with rheumatic ailments.

“This is because when this form of treatment is used, such patients have chances to do their movement with less pain, and as they do so, their joints get the movements they might have lost before,” he says.

The medic goes on to warn that this form of treatment should only be carried out by skilled personnel to avoid risks and repercussions.

He, however, encourages hospitals to include this form of treatment in the physiotherapy modalities.

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