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Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy for Bath Attendants, Nurses and Biophysical Assistants considers the general principles and practice of hydrology and physiotherapy. This book is composed of two parts encompassing nine chapters. Part I deals first with the general principles of hydrology and hydrotherapy, followed by discussions on the application of water in motion in various forms, such as steam vapor, compresses, and hot air. Part II examines first the basic principles of physiotherapy, including the nature and properties of the physical forces that can be used for treatment. This part looks into forces or rays used medically, such as electro-magnetic, heat, light, actinic, X-rays, and radium rays. This book is directed to those who want to become bath attendants, nurses, and biophysical attendants.
Chapter I General Principles of Hydrology
Function and Structure of the Skin
Body Heat and Temperature
Physical Properties of Water and Air
Reaction Effects Produced by Water and Air
Chapter II Hydrotherapy
Varieties of Immersion Bath
Special Applications of Water
Chapter III Water in Motion
Douches, Scotch, Undercurrent
Water in Motion plus Massage
Douche Massage Baths
Massage and Movements
Lavage (Colonic), PlombiÃ¨res Douche
Chapter IV Steam Vapor
Berthollet Steam Vapor
Steam Vapor Cabinet
Berthe Steam Vapor Cabinet
Russian Vapor Bath
Auto-Condensing Thermal Couch
Chapter V Compresses
Paraffin Wax Baths
Chapter VI Hot Air
Objects of Bath Treatment
List of Diseases
Chapter VII Physiotherapy
Electrical Terms and Units
Electrical Treatments by Static and Current Electricity
Rules for Electrical Treatments
Chapter VIII Radiant Heat and Light Treatments
Nature of Rays Used
Radiant Heat Baths
Chapter IX Actinotherapy
Nature of Ultra-Violet Rays
Apparatus for Producing The Rays
Carbon and Tungsten Arc Lamps, Mercury Vapor Lamps
Methods of Use in Treatments
X-Rays and Radium Rays
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1931
- 1st January 1931
- eBook ISBN:
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