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


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



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