phys·io·ther·a·py | \ˌfi-zē-ō-ˈther-ə-pē \

Definition of physiotherapy 

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physiotherapist \ˌfi-zē-ō-ˈther-ə-pist \ noun

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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 For many Indians, the Asifa Bano case brings to mind the 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in a moving bus in Delhi. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "Hindu Extremists Shrug Off a Depraved Crime," 19 Apr. 2018 Following outcry over the gang rape and death of 23-year-old physiotherapy student Jyoti Singh in 2012, the central government passed numerous legislative reforms, commonly known as the Nirbhaya Act. Manveena Suri, CNN, "Indian women's commissioner on hunger strike over rape laws," 18 Apr. 2018 This was the fourth injury of the season for Curry, who remained in the Bay Area with the team’s head of physiotherapy when the team was on the road. Tom Roddy, Newsweek, "When Will Stephen Curry Return from Injury for the Warriors?," 20 Mar. 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 \
plural physiotherapies

Medical Definition of physiotherapy 

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