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n. (used with a sing. verb)
2. Physical therapy.


(Medicine) (functioning as singular) med US another name for physiotherapy
[C19: from physio- + -iatrics]
ˌphysiˈatric, ˌphysiˈatrical adj


(fɪˈzaɪ ə tri, ˌfɪz iˈæ-)

also physiatrics

the medical specialty for the treatment of disease and injury by physical agents, as exercise or heat therapy.
phy•si′a•trist, n.


the medical use of natural, nonmanufactured agents. — physiatrical, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physiatrics - therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalitiesphysiatrics - 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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