the treatment or management of physical disability, malfunction, or pain by exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, etc., without the use of medicines, surgery, or radiation.
the health profession that provides such care.
- physical therapist, noun
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How to use physical therapy in a sentence
Sold for just under $11, this set features five bands of varying resistance, making for a great way to incorporate resistance and strength training, stretching, or physical therapy into your daily routine.Stretch it out: Best resistance bands to up your fitness game | Alexandra Berry | August 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
He fell to the ground bleeding, he said, adding that to this day he was undergoing physical therapy, and he and his daughters were also seeing mental-health counselors for their trauma.How a Bitter Ex-Police Chief Could Plunge Milwaukee Into Chaos | Andrew Boryga | July 2, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Unlike medical disciplines requiring a more hands-on approach—say, physical therapy or surgery—talk therapy has long seemed a natural and effective fit for telehealth.Teletherapy Aimed to Make Mental Health Care More Inclusive. The Data Show a Different Story | Jamie Ducharme | June 14, 2021 | Time
They wed that technology to bricks-and-mortar clinics staffed by doctors, nurse practitioners and medical staff, where members can go for checkups, prescription drugs, lab tests, scans, vaccinations, physical therapy and mental health visits.Can a subscription model fix primary care in the U.S.? | Bernard J. Wolfson | June 3, 2021 | Washington Post
People also could use it to analyze how well they perform the physical therapy prescribed to people recovering from injuries.Will this smartphone app become your exercise coach? | Bethany Brookshire | May 21, 2021 | Science News For Students
I return home after several days in the hospital and start thrice weekly physical therapy.
But physical therapy and empowering people with disabilities?Is John Garland Guilty of Teaching While White at Alabama State? | John McWhorter | June 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With that diet and physical therapy, she soon began to improve.
A study reports electrical stimulation and physical therapy helped wheelchair-bound patients stand for more than four minutes.Electric Stimulation and Rigorous Physical Therapy Show Promise for Paralysis Patients | Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad | April 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Homicidal twins, physical therapy, and an obsessive mineral collection later, that's exactly what happened.The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Moments (VIDEO) | The Daily Beast | September 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And to do it the hardest possible way, because I believe in physical therapy for your mental problems.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
In short, as Barker aptly puts it, "Every psychotherapy is also a physical therapy."Preventable Diseases | Woods Hutchinson
Even he did not realize that every psychotherapy is also a physical therapy.A Psychiatric Milestone | Various
British Dictionary definitions for physical therapy
another term for physiotherapy
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