- the branch of therapeutics that deals with the curative use of water.
- the treatment of physical disability, injury, or illness by immersion of all or part of the body in water to facilitate movement, promote wound healing, relieve pain, etc., usually under the supervision of a trained therapist.
Origin of hydrotherapy
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Hydrotherapy in one or other of its forms may also be utilised.Tics and Their Treatment
He spoke of hydrotherapy and gymnastic exercises, and called himself a quack.Atlantis
Much benefit may be derived from the employment of electric currents, and hydrotherapy has also given excellent results.
It is much to be regretted that hydrotherapy is not available and is not made use of more generally.
The two principal agents at the disposal of the doctor are the bromides and hydrotherapy.Mentally Defective Children
- 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 musclesAlso called: water cure Compare hydropathy
- External use of water in the medical treatment of certain diseases.