1st European Conference on Evidence Based Aquatic Therapy (ECEBAT)
Date(s) - 21/03/2013 - 23/03/2013
“Aquatic therapy is in fact a popular professional field in health care, considering the amount of research, educational courses, aquatic facilities, Facebook groups and hits on e.g. Google or YouTube. But popularity isn’t enough. Clinical practice must be justified through the application of research results in combination with professional expertise and accounting for the patient’s preferences. These are the cornerstones of evidence based clinical practice. Although practice has traditionally been founded on clinical expertise, aquatic therapy research has increased enormously and in general supports the health effects of aquatic therapy in various patient groups. The profession has to be critical however. Because of it’s popularity many claims of potential health benefits are made but without proper evidence base. In view of restricted resources (moneywise and waterwise), aquatic therapy should be used for those patient categories that benefit most.
This conference will try to add a new stepping stone to the development of aquatic therapy, continuing a long European tradition of clinical practice, development of methods and networking in research.”
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