Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483197333, 9781483222363

Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

1st Edition

For Bath Attendants, Nurses and Biophysical Assistants

Authors: Lionel C. E. Calthrop
eBook ISBN: 9781483222363
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1931
Page Count: 184
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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 Introduction Chapter I General Principles of Hydrology Reaction Function and Structure of the Skin Body Heat and Temperature Metabolism 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 Sprays 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 Packs Paraffin Wax Baths Chapter VI Hot Air Turkish Baths Inunction Objects of Bath Treatment List of Diseases Part II Chapter VII Physiotherapy Radiant Energy Electricity 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 Heliotherapy Apparatus for Producing The Rays Carbon and Tungsten Arc Lamps, Mercury Vapor Lamps Methods of Use in Treatments X-Rays and Radium Rays Index


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