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 physiotherapy (audio) \ noun

Examples of physiotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Sigma Chi, there is new furniture, a dedicated room for physiotherapy, a back office for product distribution, an ice cream bar and a cafe that, on a recent afternoon, was serving watermelon gazpacho from stemless glassware. New York Times, 22 July 2022 Another massage physiotherapy session with Jeroen Deen. Hannah Borenstein, Outside Online, 25 Mar. 2020 There is also a treatment room in collaboration with HUM2N, offering everything from physiotherapy and sport massage to breath-work, nutrition support, and medical-grade supplements. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 Not originally trained in fashion design, Tsakatsa studied physiotherapy. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 2 Oct. 2021 More innovative offerings include EMsculpt, a physiotherapy that enhances the core musculature and improves posture and performance, and FLOWpresso, a spacesuit that uses infrared waves to encourage lymphatic drainage. Anna Haines, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Besides the bedroom, this suite includes a parlor, study, kitchen, physiotherapy area and a room just for getting dressed. Lilit Marcus And Shawn Deng, CNN, 29 June 2021 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 See More

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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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“Physiotherapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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