Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

For Bath Attendants, Nurses and Biophysical Assistants

1st Edition - January 1, 1931

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  • Author: Lionel C. E. Calthrop
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222363

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I


    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

    Other Media

    Water Drinking

    Chapter II Hydrotherapy

    Immersion Baths

    Varieties of Immersion Bath

    Partial Baths

    Local Baths

    Special Applications of Water

    Chapter III Water in Motion


    Needle Bath

    Douches, Scotch, Undercurrent

    Aerated Baths

    Whirlpool Baths

    Water in Motion plus Massage

    Douche Massage Baths

    Massage and Movements

    Lavage (Colonic), Plombières 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

    Turkish Baths


    Objects of Bath Treatment

    List of Diseases

    Part II

    Chapter VII Physiotherapy

    Radiant Energy


    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

    Light Treatments

    Infra-Red Treatments

    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1931
  • Published: January 1, 1931
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222363

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Lionel C. E. Calthrop

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