A recent study examined 104 systematic reviews. The study concluded that exercise therapy is effective for a wide range of chronic disorders, including:

- Knee osteoarthritis
- Low back pain
- Cystic fibrosis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Intermittent claudication
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Hip osteoarthritis
- Parkinson's disease
- Patients who have suffered a stroke


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Reference:
Smidt, N., de Vet, H. C., Bouter, L. M., & Dekker, J. (2005). Effectiveness of exercise therapy: a best-evidence summary of systematic reviews. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 51(2), 71-85.