Kenny method


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Kenny method

(ˈkɛnɪ) or

Kenny treatment

n
(Medicine) a method of treating poliomyelitis by applying hot moist packs to the affected muscles alternated by passive and later active movement of the muscles
[C20: named after Sister Elizabeth Kenny, 1886–1952, Australian nurse who developed it]
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The Kenny Method was developed to treat which disease?
The Kenny method focused on relieving both the spasm and the muscle alienation in ways that specifically contradicted the prevailing orthodoxy.
The transformation engendered by the Kenny method was profound: previously relegated to the sidelines, nurses suddenly had a main role to play in the treatment of polio patients.