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physiotherapy

[fiz-ee-oh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌfɪz i oʊˈθɛr ə pi/
noun
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; physio- + therapy
Related forms
physiotherapist, noun
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Examples from the web for physiotherapy
  • Patients who are recovering get intensive physiotherapy.
  • Effects of physiotherapy interventions are scarcely investigated.
  • Only few studies describe the effect of physiotherapy treatment.
British Dictionary definitions for physiotherapy

physiotherapy

/ˌfɪzɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/
noun
1.
the therapeutic use of physical agents or means, such as massage, exercises, etc Also called physical therapy, (informal) physio, (US) physiatrics
Derived Forms
physiotherapist, noun
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Word Origin and History for physiotherapy
n.

1905, from physio- + therapy. Related: Physiotherapist.

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physiotherapy in Medicine

physiotherapy phys·i·o·ther·a·py (fĭz'ē-ō-thěr'ə-pē)
n.
See physical therapy.


phys'i·o·ther'a·peu'tic (-thěr'ə-pyōō'tĭk) adj.
phys'i·o·ther'a·pist n.
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