from Hydrothermic Remedies...



from Dr JH Kellogg's Prescriptions...

Before plaster or surgery:

After setting:

For difficult compound fractures:


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

Before plaster or surgery: without skin breaks

Old Fractures with pain or poorly set


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

Aim: relieve pain and relax muscles by:

Once limb is in good alignment, improve circulation to shorten recovery, maintain movement and promote healing.

Take care not to displace bone fragments

Early treatment:

Daily as soon as no danger of bone movement

  1. Heat 15-20min
  2. Superficial stroking - gentle, slow and rhythmical - the aim is reflex relaxation of muscle and vasodilation NOT mechanical
    • long light strokes, omitting only directly over fracture - direction does not matter
    • after 10-15min of stroking when muscles are relaxed...
  3. Isometric exercises - must not cause muscle spasm or pain can be done may times a day

After splint is removed

  1. Heat for muscle relaxation and vasodilation
    • Infrared lamp
    • whirlpool bath 40-44°C for 15-20min
    • local Alternate Baths
    • then:
  2. Massage - superficial stroking followed by heavier Centripetal Peripheral Rub, stroking, petrissage or kneading to accelerate lymph and venous flow and removal of wastes. 10-15min then...
  3. Exercise - from active assisted through to resisted and work on pulleys and gym equipment till full function is reached