physical-therapy

physical therapy

noun
1.
the treatment or management of physical disability, malfunction, or pain by exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, etc., without the use of medicines, surgery, or radiation.
2.
the health profession that provides such care.

Origin:
1920–25

physical therapist, noun
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physical therapy
 
n
another term for physiotherapy

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physical therapy n.
Abbr. PT
The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities that are intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development. Also called physiatrics, physiotherapy.


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