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

Definition of physiotherapy

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Other Words from physiotherapy

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

Examples of physiotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most health systems don't currently have the infrastructure to provide hospital at home — daily visits, remote monitoring, blood tests, physiotherapy. Tom Moon, Forbes, 7 May 2021 There is great potential, and the club is keen to harness practices such as nutrition, pedagogy, physiotherapy and psychology to advance its players. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The anger and frustration stirred by the most recent COVID wave is different from Indians’ reaction to another crisis, the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman physiotherapy intern in Delhi in 2012. Biman Mukherji, Fortune, 3 May 2021 Lighter weights are ideal for rehabilitation and physiotherapy exercises, as well as general muscle toning or gentle conditioning. Popular Science, 9 Mar. 2021 Though the salt therapy is the marquee attraction, the spa also offers such traditional services as massages, a physiotherapy table, a sauna and acupuncture., 28 Feb. 2021 After a few months Troup decided to stop going to physiotherapy. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2020 The 23-year-old-victim, a physiotherapy intern who had dreamed of being a doctor and had asked her parents to use her wedding money for her education, came to be known as Nirbhaya, the Fearless One. New York Times, 19 Mar. 2020 The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, was heading home with a male friend from a movie theater when six men tricked into getting on a private bus. NBC News, 20 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of physiotherapy was circa 1900

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2 Jun 2021

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“Physiotherapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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

Medical Definition of physiotherapy


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