Flotation for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Clifton Mereday
  • Craig Lehmann
  • Roderick A. Borrie
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Abstract

The overall goal of this presentation is to demonstrate the interdisciplinary approach of health professionals and how we are investigating the benefits of using a flotation tank in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of a large group of diseases in which inflammatory changes and pain are the major features. The effects of these changes on patient mobility and function are so profound that they cause significant changes in the patient’s ability to earn a living, as well as his/her social status.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifton Mereday
  • Craig Lehmann
  • Roderick A. Borrie

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