physiotherapy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n physiotherapy therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n physiotherapy Treatment of disease by means of physical remedies, such as massage, gymnastics, etc., instead of drugs.
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Usage

In literature:

Read before the Fourth National Congress on Physiotherapy, Berlin, March 26, 1913.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
He'd had some physiotherapy that week and he could take one or two doddering steps on crutches, but canes?
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In news:

A Brazilian hospital says Pele is undergoing physiotherapy following surgery on his right hip.
Pele undergoing physiotherapy at Brazilian hospital after right hip surgery.
The term " physiotherapy " is generally considered to be a shortened form for "physiological therapeutics": treatment by physical or mechanical means.
Physical therapists (PTs) can effectively counsel patients with respect to lifestyle behavior change, at least in the short term, say authors of a systematic review published in the November issue of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.
Emma Stokes, DipStat, BSc(Physio), MSc, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin.
Pele undergoing physiotherapy at Brazilian hospital after right hip surgery.
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In science:

This includes computer assisted physiotherapy, medical image registration, photon-mapping and analysis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
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