a method of treating poliomyelitis, in which hot, moist packs are applied to affected muscles to relieve spasms and pain, and a regimen of exercises is prescribed to prevent deformities and to strengthen the muscles.
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Origin of Kenny method
named after E. Kenny
Also called Kenny treatment.
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British Dictionary definitions for kenny method
/ (ˈkɛnɪ) /
a method of treating poliomyelitis by applying hot moist packs to the affected muscles alternated by passive and later active movement of the muscles
Word Origin for Kenny method
C20: named after Sister Elizabeth Kenny, 1886–1952, Australian nurse who developed it
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