hy·​dro·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈther-ə-pē \

Definition of hydrotherapy

: the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) — compare hydropathy

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William spent time meeting one on one with children and their families as well as visiting some of the facilities, like the hydrotherapy pool. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Prince William Visits a Children's Hospice That Was Opened By His Mother, Princess Diana," 18 Sep. 2018 But while some customers are thrilled to have gotten their mojo back, others are more skeptical about the effects of hydrotherapy. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Concierge IV hydration therapy service seeks to rehydrate Louisville," 12 July 2018 That includes 11,000 square feet for the locker room and lounge, coaches locker rooms, conference room, office, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, weight room, interview room and laundry, the Bucks said. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Milwaukee Bucks 'campus' at new arena features Giannis-size showers and a therapy tub," 15 May 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Mizzou's south end zone facility will also feature a weight room and a 60-person hydrotherapy pool. Alex Schiffer, kansascity, "Step inside Mizzou football's new south end zone project in this virtual video tour | The Kansas City Star," 9 May 2018 The center will also include a debridement room with a hydrotherapy tank. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "New Orleans' only burn and trauma center opens at University Medical Center," 9 May 2018 The Philadelphia 76ers’ practice facility is one of the largest and most expensive in the NBA—an $82 million, 125,000-square-foot behemoth that boasts a hydrotherapy room, a recording studio and a full-service restaurant. Elliott Krause, WSJ, "How Professional Video Gamers Train for a World Championship," 23 Apr. 2018 An outdoor hydrotherapy garden provides a calming setting to relax before and after massages. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney's Aulani resort: A Hawaiian vacation, with characters," 8 Apr. 2018 In general, the people who seek colonic hydrotherapy are often those who suffer from constipation. Julie Schott, The Cut, "If You Want Clear Skin, Look at Your Poop," 19 Mar. 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hydrotherapy

: the use of water in the treatment of disease or injury


hy·​dro·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē \
plural hydrotherapies

Medical Definition of hydrotherapy

: the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) — compare hydropathy

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