Therapeutic Effect of Aquatic Resistance Exercise on Rectus Femoris and Knee in a Model of Rheumatoid Arthritis

SUMMARY Background. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is characterized by progressive joint destruction due to an inflammatory, degenerative condition of the joint cartilage and adjacent muscles, impairing the patient’s functional status. Resistance exercise is considered a good tool in the management of RA. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of resistance exercise, in an aquatic environment, on … Continued