Hydrotherapy

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  1. Vincent Preissnitz
    Known as the first hydrotherapist
  2. Father Kneipp
    Father of hydrotherapy
  3. Benedict Lust and Henry Lindlar
    Brought hydrotherapy to America
  4. What is hydrotherapy?
    the use of water in any of its three forms: solid, liquid or vapor, internally or externally, in the treatment of disease or trauma.
  5. What is homeostasis?
    The internal stable condition (balance) of the body.
  6. In the application of hydrotherapy, the body will be reacting to the external changes of the various temperatures applied by affecting the _____________, _____________ and _____________ systems
    • nervous
    • circulatory
    • musculoskeletal
  7. Hydrotherapy is all about the ________________.
    !!BLOOD FLOW!!
  8. Only the body heals, but hydrotherapy aids to accelerate the body's healing process by __________________.
    manipulating the blood flow
  9. Health and healing is proportional to the normal ________________.
    flow of healthy blood
  10. Hydrotherapists view blood as the ______________.
    conveyor of life
  11. What is the main priority in hydrotherapy?
    the quality of blood flow
  12. Why is quality of blood flow important in hydrotherapy?
    hydrotherapy is directed at bring oxygen and nutrients (via the blood flow) to weakened or damaged tissues and assisting the elimination process.  The better quality of blood flow there is the more the client will benefit.
  13. Why is quantity of blood important?
    Too much or too little blood is not a good thing.  In order to balance it out one may have to increase or decrease the flow of blood.
  14. Improving the ____________ of blood is always the goal.
    quality
  15. Heat and cold are the ______________; water is the _____________.
    • messages
    • medium
  16. What are the properties of water that make it such an effective medium for hydrotherapy?
    • accessible, abundant, affordable
    • universal solvent
    • can be used in any form (solid, liquid, gas) within a narrow temperature range
    • high specific heat; excellent ability to carry and give off heat
    • compatibility with body
    • conductivity; transfers quickly & effectively
    • control of temperature is easy
    • fluidity allows for contouring to any body part, giving full contact to any treated area
  17. Very hot
    105-115
  18. 105-115
    very hot
  19. Hot
    100-104
  20. 100-104
    hot
  21. Warm
    92-99
  22. 92-99
    warm
  23. Tepid or Lukewarm
    80-91
  24. 80-91
    tepid or lukewarm
  25. Cool
    65-79
  26. 65-79
    cool
  27. Cold
    55-64
  28. 55-64
    cold
  29. Very cold
    32-54
  30. 32-54
    very cold
  31. Burns occur
    125
  32. 125
    burns occur
  33. Boiling point of water
    212
  34. 212
    boiling point of water
  35. Freezing point
    32
  36. 32
    freezing point
  37. Core body temperature
    98.6
  38. 98.6
    core body temperature
  39. Paraffin bath wax
    120
  40. 120
    paraffin bath wax
  41. Hydroculator
    160-166
  42. 160-166
    hydroculator

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