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Rheumatologic rehabilitation: towards recommendations

S. Maddali Bongi, A. Del Rosso, M. Matucci Cerinic
  • S. Maddali Bongi
    Dipartimento di Biomedicina, Sezione di Reumatologia, centro DENOTHE, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
  • A. Del Rosso
    Dipartimento di Biomedicina, Sezione di Reumatologia, centro DENOTHE, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy | angela.delrosso@fastwebnet.it
  • M. Matucci Cerinic
    Dipartimento di Biomedicina, Sezione di Reumatologia, centro DENOTHE, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Abstract

Rheumatic patients are highly complex and often affected by chronic diseases. Rehabilitation is generally needed for proper management of the underlying disease. This article describes the characteristics of an effective rheumatologic rehabilitation, takes into account data published in international literature, suggests recommendations based on scientific evidence to develop a correct rehabilitation plan for rheumatic patients and proposes the basis to draw up guidelines in the field of rheumatologic rehabilitation.

Keywords

Rheumatology, Rehabilitation, Physical exercise, Recommendations, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Systemic sclerosis.

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Submitted: 2013-09-26 20:48:41
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