physical therapy

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  1. the treatment or management of physical disability, malfunction, or pain by exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, etc., without the use of medicines, surgery, or radiation.

  2. the health profession that provides such care.

Origin of physical therapy

First recorded in 1920–25

Other words from physical therapy

  • physical therapist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for physical therapy

physical therapy

  1. another term for physiotherapy

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