phys·​iat·​ry | \ ˌfi-zē-ˈa-trē How to pronounce physiatry (audio) , fə-ˈzī-ə-trē \

Definition of physiatry

Examples of physiatry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smith resolved to learn more about the field of physiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation, taking a four-week elective rotation at Chicago’s Rehabilitation Institute. Bob Goldsborough,, 8 Sep. 2021 The 46,000-square-foot building on Greenspring Dr. will offer medical services that include orthopaedics, spine, sports medicine, physiatry, pain management, outpatient surgery and rehabilitation. Andrea K. Mcdaniels,, 7 Aug. 2017 Options for reducing pain without pills can include high-intensity laser therapy, physiatry, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, stem-cell therapy and other interventional-medicine injections. Steve Dorfman, miamiherald, 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of physiatry

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for physiatry

alteration of physiatrics

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The first known use of physiatry was in 1947

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“Physiatry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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phys·​iat·​ry | \ ˌfiz-ē-ˈa-trē, fə-ˈzī-ə-trē How to pronounce physiatry (audio) \

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