Kenny method


noun Medicine/Medical.

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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Also called Kenny treatment.

Origin of Kenny method

First recorded in 1935–40; named after E. Kenny

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British Dictionary definitions for Kenny method

Kenny method

Kenny treatment

/ (ˈkɛnɪ) /

noun

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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