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 (fĭz′ē-ăt′rē, fĭ-zī′ə-trē)
2. Physical therapy.


(Medicine) the branch of medicine which treats people who are physically impaired or disabled


(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.


n fisiatría, medicina física y rehabilitación
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