Hubbard tank


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Hubbard tank

 [hub´erd]
a tank designed for full immersion of the body, used for hydrotherapy. A narrow section at the middle of the tank allows the therapist to reach the patient, and wider sections at each end permit full abduction of the patient's legs and arms. The tank is fitted with an aerator that agitates the water and provides gentle massage and débridement of wounds. An overhead crane facilitates transfer of the patient to and from the tank. The Hubbard tank is especially useful in the treatment of patients with extensive burns and those with chronic multiple joint disorders.

Hub·bard tank

(hub'ărd),
a large tank, usually filled with warm water, used for therapeutic exercises in a program of physiotherapy.

Hubbard tank

Etymology: Carl P. Hubbard, American engineer, b. 1857; Port, tanqu
a water tank in which patients can perform underwater exercise. The patient's trunk and extremities are submerged on a stretcher. The water provides buoyancy and heat for the benefit of weakened or painful muscles or joints with limited active range of motion. The tank also may be used for wound debridement. See also whirlpool bath.

Hub·bard tank

(HT) (hŭb'ărd tangk)
Large container, filled with warm water, used for therapeutic exercises in a program of physiotherapy.

Hubbard,

Carl P., 20th century U.S. engineer.
Hubbard tank - a tank designed for full-body immersion. Synonym(s): full-body tank