hydrotherapy(redirected from hydrotherapic)
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n. pl. hy·dro·thera·pies
The use of water to treat pain and the symptoms of disease, as in the use of compresses, baths, and whirlpools.
(Medicine) med the treatment of certain diseases by the external use of water, esp by exercising in water in order to mobilize stiff joints or strengthen weakened muscles. Also called: water cure Compare hydropathy
hy•dro•ther•a•py(ˌhaɪ drəˈθɛr ə pi)
the use of water in the treatment of disease or injury, as with soothing baths for wounds or heated pools for stiffened joints.
the treatment of diseases through the use of water, whether internal or external, as whirlpool baths, compresses, or drinking mineral waters. Also hydrotherapeutics. — hydrotherapist, n. — hydrotherapeutic, hydrotherapeutical, adj.See also: Bathing
the treatment of disorders by the use of water externally, especially in the form of exercises in a pool, etc. — hydrotherapist, n. — hydrotherapeutic, adj.See also: Water
The use of water to heal. A variety of techniques are used, including balneology, thalassotherapy and thermalism.
hydrotherapy[ˌhaɪdrəʊˈθerəpɪ] N → hidroterapia f
n. hidroterapia, uso terapéutico del agua con aplicaciones externas en el tratamiento de enfermedades.