Definition of Physiotherapy

1. Noun. Therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities.

Exact synonyms: Physiatrics, Physical Therapy
Generic synonyms: Therapy
Terms within: Modality
Specialized synonyms: Rehabilitation
Derivative terms: Physical Therapist, Physiotherapeutic, Physiotherapist



Definition of Physiotherapy

1. Noun. therapy that uses physical techniques such as massage, ultrasound, heat, and exercise ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Physiotherapy

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Medical Definition of Physiotherapy

1. A physical therapist is a specialist trained using exercise and physical activities to condition muscles and improve level of activity. Physical therapy is helpful in those with physical debilitating illness (for example stroke). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physiotherapy

physiopathological
physiopathologically
physiopathologist
physiopathology
physiophilosophy
physiophyly
physiopsychic
physiopyrexia
physios
physiosemeiosis
physiosophy
physiotherapeutic
physiotherapies
physiotherapist
physiotherapists
physiotherapy (current term)
physiotope
physiotopes
physique
physiqued
physiques
physis
physisorbed
physisorped
physisorption
physisorptions
physitian
physitians
physiurgy
physnomy

Literary usage of Physiotherapy

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1. The After Treatment of Wounds and Injuries by Reginald Cheyne Elmslie (1919)
"... physiotherapy may be taken to include treatment by baths, massage, passive movements, active movements and exercises, and by such special methods as ..."

2. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"»Prince of Wales's General Hospital School of physiotherapy, 50 Chepstow Villas. ... »Army School of physiotherapy, Royal Herbert Hospital. Woolwich, SEiS. ..."

3. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1920)
"These itemized components of physiotherapy will be discussed separately and ... Certainly all that we can claim for physiotherapy is that we are able by ..."

4. The Cleveland Hospital and Health Survey Two Years After, the Cleveland by Cleveland Hospital Council (1922)
"The Babies' Dispensary and Hospital has given up the physiotherapy • work ... The school has added to its staff of physiotherapy workers and now has four ..."

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