phys·​io·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌfi-zē-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce physiotherapy (audio) \

Definition of physiotherapy

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physiotherapist \ ˌfi-​zē-​ō-​ˈther-​ə-​pist How to pronounce physiotherapist (audio) \ noun

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The company also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and sells some pet food. Ben Dummett, WSJ, "Mars Expands Pet-Care Business With Purchase of Veterinary Firm AniCura," 11 June 2018 Peter Phillips studied sports science at Exeter University and his sister Zara Tindall followed him there, earning her degree in physiotherapy. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Here's What Prince George and Princess Charlotte's Royal Education Will Entail," 26 Aug. 2018 Management: Grade 1-2 injuries are mostly treated with an arm-sling and physiotherapy; most patients will achieve full range of motion at six weeks and regain normal function by 12 weeks., "Injury Analysis: Everything You Need to Know About Isco’s ACJ Injury in 1 Minute," 30 Apr. 2018 Chris Jackson/Getty Images Charles also bonded with a clinical specialist in physiotherapy. Simon Perry,, "Prince Charles Meets 'Elvis the Pelvis' During Hospital Visit in Wales, Charms the Staff," 5 July 2018 Eighty per cent of the cases treated with physiotherapy at the hospitals are linked to the conflict. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Don’t throw it away," 13 May 2018 Physiotherapist Mohammed Hamed helps Hamza Abu Jameh, 16, exercise his legs during a physiotherapy session at Al Amal Hospital in the Gaza Strip. Hanah Salah,, "Israel shoots to wound, not kill. That has led to a wave of amputations in Gaza," 8 June 2018 India’s regressive attitudes toward women became the focus of international attention after the horrific gang rape of a physiotherapy student in New Delhi in 2012. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "India’s actresses are starting to seize their own #MeToo moment," 11 Apr. 2018 His father works in physiotherapy and his mother is a massage therapist. Alex Prewitt,, "For the NHL's Two Sebastian Ahos, the Similarities Run Deeper Than Their Name," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of physiotherapy

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for physiotherapy

New Latin physiotherapia, from physi- + therapia therapy

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phys·​io·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌfiz-ē-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce physiotherapy (audio) \
plural physiotherapies

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an act or instance of returning to life

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