Sister Kenny's treatment

Sister Kenny's treatment

Etymology: Elizabeth Kenny, Australian nurse, 1886-1952
poliomyelitis therapy in which the patient's limbs and back are wrapped in warm, moist woolen cloths and, after the pain subsides, the patient is taught to exercise affected muscles, especially by swimming. Equally important is passive movement of affected limbs with simultaneous stimulation at the site of muscle origins, carried out after hot packs.