physiotherapy

[fiz-ee-oh-ther-uh-pee]

Origin:
1900–05; physio- + therapy

physiotherapist, noun
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physiotherapy (ˌfɪzɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
 
n
physical therapy, physio, Also called: physiatrics the therapeutic use of physical agents or means, such as massage, exercises, etc
 
physio'therapist
 
n

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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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Example sentences
Patients who are recovering get intensive physiotherapy.
Effects of physiotherapy interventions are scarcely investigated.
Only few studies describe the effect of physiotherapy treatment.
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