physical therapy

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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, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development. Also called physiotherapy.

physical therapist n.

physical therapy

n
(Medicine) another term for physiotherapy

phys′ical ther′apy


n.
the treatment or management of physical disability, malfunction, or pain by physical techniques, as exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, etc.
[1920–25]
phys′ical ther′apist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physical therapy - therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalitiesphysical therapy - therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
modality - a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
rehabilitation - the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises
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