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.
- hy·dro·ther·a·pist, noun
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How to use hydrotherapy in a sentence
Speaking of après, consider loosening up your sore muscles after a long day of skiing with a massage at the Spa at Silver Legacy where you can experience a salt inhalation chamber or a hydrotherapy soaking tub.Slopes to City: The Best Way to Spend 48 Hours in Reno and Tahoe | cobrien | January 11, 2022 | Outside Online
Winternitz has made hydrotherapy popular and, in a measure, effective in the management of certain maladies.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
We have to find out by experience just how to use hydrotherapy for each individual.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
He spoke of hydrotherapy and gymnastic exercises, and called himself a quack.Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
The application of ice in the same emergency may likewise represent a universal resort to hydrotherapy.A Librarian's Open Shelf | Arthur E. Bostwick
hydrotherapy in one or other of its forms may also be utilised.Tics and Their Treatment | Henry Meigne
British Dictionary definitions for hydrotherapy
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
- hydrotherapic (ˌhaɪdrəʊθɪˈræpɪk), adjective
- hydrotherapist, noun
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