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physical therapy

(1) A medical specialty (physical medicine) and rehabilitation devoted to evaluating and treating patients with functional impairment due to injury or disease.
(2) The use of mechanical (e.g., massage, manipulation, exercise, movement, hydrotherapy, traction) and electromagnetic (e.g., heat/cold, light, ultrasound) therapy to manage patients recuperating from sports injuries, MVAs, or who have musculoskeletal disease and reduced joint mobility.

physical rehabilitation

 See Physical therapy.
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For some people, this can be achieved with physical rehabilitation alone.
Patients themselves could also be opting for injections over physical rehabilitation, so there may be a need for education on what options are available before surgical intervention.
As a pioneer in physical rehabilitation solutions, Mobility Research is the manufacturer of the LiteGait products, used for more than 20 years to treat individuals with spinal cord injury, amputation, stroke, chronic pain, head injury, orthopedic problems, cerebral palsy, balance issues, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis.
Over the past few years, stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Xavi HernEindez and Carles Puyol have also presented donations on behalf of UEFA to the ICRC's physical rehabilitation programme in Afghanistan.
Illinois Neuro & Physical Rehabilitation now offers a therapy to improve speech/communication, coordination and learning, in adults and children suffering from a number of conditions including ADHD and Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders.
The patients in group A was treated by intra-articular corticosteroid injections followed by physical rehabilitation and group B was treated only with physical rehabilitation for two months.
A total of 14 physical rehabilitation doctors in Iraq attended the course, which took place in the ICRC centre in Erbil.
She said: "He was a work colleague in Gaza, he was a physiotherapist and the manager of our physical rehabilitation project.
Physical rehabilitation using a ramp or stairs is often prescribed for dogs recovering from surgery for a variety of conditions such as ligament ruptures or strains, sprains and tears, fractures, or spinal disorders and disc problems.
The ICRC's physical rehabilitation programmes aim to enable the disabled to regain mobility, thereby helping them to become economically independent and to be fully integrated into society.
Impact of a Physical Rehabilitation Program on the Respiratory Function of Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis.
This second edition of Physical Rehabilitation in Arthritis is a comprehensive, practical text for both the professional and undergraduate physiotherapist.

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