physiotherapy

[fiz-ee-oh-ther-uh-pee]
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Origin of physiotherapy

First recorded in 1900–05; physio- + therapy
Related formsphys·i·o·ther·a·pist, noun
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Related Words for physiotherapist

physiotherapist

British Dictionary definitions for physiotherapist

physiotherapy

noun
  1. the therapeutic use of physical agents or means, such as massage, exercises, etcAlso called: physical therapy, (informal) physio , (US) physiatrics
Derived Formsphysiotherapist, noun
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Word Origin and History for physiotherapist

physiotherapy

n.

1905, from physio- + therapy. Related: Physiotherapist.

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physiotherapist in Medicine

physiotherapy

[fĭz′ē-ō-thĕrə-pē]
n.
  1. physical therapy
Related formsphys′i•o•ther′a•peutic (-thĕr′ə-pyōōtĭk) adj.phys′i•o•thera•pist n.
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