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ergotherapy

 [er″go-ther´ah-pe]
treatment of disease by physical effort.

ergotherapy

[ur′gōther′əpē]
Etymology: Gk, ergon, work, therapeia, treatment
the use of physical activity and exercise in the treatment of disease. By extension the therapy includes any procedure that increases the blood supply to a diseased or injured part, such as massage or various types of hot baths. ergotherapeutic, adj.

ergotherapy

(ĕr″gō-thĕr′ă-pē) [″ + therapeia, treatment]
The use of an appropriate amount of physical exertion as a treatment for disease (e.g., in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus or hyperlipidemia).

ergotherapy

treatment of disease by physical effort.