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.

Origin of Kenny method

named after E. Kenny
Also called Kenny treatment. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for kenny method

Kenny method

Kenny treatment

/ (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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