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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

(Medicine) another term for physiotherapy

phys′ical ther′apy

the treatment or management of physical disability, malfunction, or pain by physical techniques, as exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, etc.
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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Jewell provides foundational groundwork in research methods, and teaches physical therapists students and clinicians how to integrate evidence into clinical practice.
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The workshop was designed for HMC's physical therapists to augment their practical knowledge on usage of outcome measures recommended by PAAS (Physical Therapy After Acute Stroke) clinical guidelines, developed and implemented in March 2015, based on international best practice for patients requiring neurological rehabilitation after stroke.
This study aimed to determine the significant relationship between cognitive preference and the level of patient management of physical therapists in Northern Mindanao.
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Gert Krischak, recently published by Thieme, is a focused, easy-to-use guide to general and specialized traumatology specifically geared to physical therapists and students.
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