physical therapy noun
medical : the treatment of a disease or an injury of the muscles or joints with massage, exercises, heat, etc.
: the treatment of disease, injury, or disability by physical and mechanical means (as massage, regulated exercise, water, light, heat, and electricity)
— physical therapist noun
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physical therapy noun (Medical Dictionary)
: therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training—called also physiotherapy
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