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mechanotherapy

[ mek-uh-noh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌmɛk ə noʊˈθɛr ə pi /
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noun

curative treatment by mechanical means.

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Origin of mechanotherapy

First recorded in 1885–90; mechano- + therapy
mech·a·no·ther·a·pist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mechanotherapy

mechanotherapy
/ (ˌmɛkənəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

the treatment of disorders or injuries by means of mechanical devices, esp devices that provide exercise for bodily parts
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Medical definitions for mechanotherapy

mechanotherapy
[ mĕk′ə-nō-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

Medical treatment by mechanical methods, such as massage.
mech′a•no•thera•pist n.
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