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

Examples of physiotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Men Convicted in Delhi Bus Rape Are Hanged in India," 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, "India hangs 4 men convicted for fatal New Delhi gang rape," 20 Mar. 2020 Footsteps was established by Pip Hoyer Millar MBE after discovering intensive physiotherapy in Poland while searching for something to help her daughter Minty who has cerebral palsy. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Sophie, Countess of Wessex Isn't Afraid to Play on the Floor with Kids," 27 Nov. 2019 Another creator who teaches physiotherapy made $141,000 with only 61 students, at an average price point of $2,314 per course. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Uber still isn’t a business built to last," 7 Feb. 2020 The couple lived and worked in London; Oshunniyi rose to become the head of the neuro-physiotherapy unit at Basildon Hospital in Essex. cleveland, "Nigerian Sola Oshunniyi started physical therapy business to be on mission: Immigrant Entrepreneurs," 30 Dec. 2019 Her post-big-match regimen now includes stretching, ice baths, physiotherapy and special exercises devised by her trainer. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Formiga Isn’t Going Anywhere," 13 June 2019 Inflammation reducing oral medications and corticosteroid injections to the shoulder are common treatments for SIRVA, and additionally, physiotherapy may be recommended. Leah Groth,, "What You Need to Know About SIRVA, a Rare Side Effect of the Flu Shot," 8 Nov. 2019 There are more than 200 spa, medi-spa, physiotherapy, holistic, and fitness services on offer here, including reiki gemstone therapy and exercise regimes specifically for building bone density or recovering from pain or injury. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Spas in the U.S. & Around the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019

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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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“Physiotherapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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