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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.
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a large tank, usually filled with warm water, used for therapeutic exercises in a program of physiotherapy.
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Hub·bard tank(HT) (hŭb'ărd tangk)
Large container, filled with warm water, used for therapeutic exercises in a program of physiotherapy.
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Hubbard,Carl P., 20th century U.S. engineer.
Hubbard tank - a tank designed for full-body immersion. Synonym(s): full-body tank
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