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

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

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In France, pelvic-floor physiotherapy is offered to post-partum women as standard; not so in Britain. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 2019 There are polygraphs for sleep diagnosis, ozone therapy sessions, a neurocognitive assessment, colon hydrotherapy, NADH treatment and pelvic floor physiotherapy for women, to name but a few elements of the inside-out makeover. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Hollywood-Loved Spas and Clinics Where Stars Seek Secrets to Living Longer," 8 Aug. 2019 In Somerset rehabilitative physiotherapy is sometimes done in a care home jointly run by a hospital and the council. The Economist, "How the NHS got better at freeing up beds," 1 Aug. 2019 Unexpectedly, seven months of enforced rest during pregnancy, and physiotherapy for pelvic misalignment and pain, dealt with my niggles. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 2019 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

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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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