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Anklyosing Spondylitis - Spa therapy

Spa therapy - every morning 1 hour of physical exercises, followed by 30 minutes of walking and postural correction therapy by lying supine on a bed (initially 14 minutes, but increasing daily by 2 minutes to a final period of 30 minutes a day). Thermal therapy was every other afternoon which included saunas (2 times at 15 minutes) and thermal baths (30 minutes). The other afternoons were spent with 30 minutes of intensive hydrotherapy and 30 minutes bathing in thermal water, followed by 1 hour of sports. Arthritis Care Res 2001 45 430-438 38523 2002 Summary Interview PubMed
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