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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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.