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physiotherapy

 [fiz″e-o-ther´ah-pe]
chest physiotherapy
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to move airway secretions from peripheral airways to more central airways for expectorating and/or suctioning.

phys·i·cal ther·a·py (PT),

1. treatment of pain, disease, or injury by physical means; Synonym(s): physiotherapy
2. the profession concerned with promotion of health, with prevention of physical disabilities, with evaluation and rehabilitation of persons disabled by pain, disease, or injury, and with treatment by physical therapeutic measures as opposed to medical, surgical, or radiologic measures.

physiotherapy

/phys·io·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) physical therapy.

physiotherapy

(fĭz′ē-ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
phys′i·o·ther′a·peu′tic (-thĕr′ə-pyo͞o′tĭk) adj.
phys′i·o·ther′a·pist n.

physiotherapy

physiotherapy

Naturopathy
The use of natural and other forces (e.g., light, water, heat, cold, ultrasound, electricity and fresh air) to either effect a treatment, or to act as an adjunct to a therapy.

Rehabilitation medicine
Physical therapy, see there.

phys·i·cal ther·a·py

(PT) (fiz'i-kăl thār'ă-pē)
1. Treatment of pain, disease, or injury by physical means.
Synonym(s): physiotherapy.
2. The health profession concerned with promotion of health, with prevention of physical disabilities, with evaluation and rehabilitation of people disabled by pain, disease, or injury, and with treatment by physical therapeutic measures as opposed to medical, surgical, or radiologic measures.

physiotherapy

The treatment discipline ancillary to medicine that uses physical methods such as active or passive exercises, gymnastics, weight-lifting, heat treatment, massage, ultrasound, short-wave diathermy and HYDROTHERAPY. Physiotherapists aim to restore the maximum possible degree of function to any disabled part of the body and are also much concerned with patient motivation. See also PHYSICAL MEDICINE.

physiotherapy

a healthcare profession that provides treatment for physical problems due to accident, illness or disability, promoting normal function and mobility, using skills of manipulation, electrotherapy and/or appropriate exercise regimes. Physiotherapists are involved also in preventive healthcare as well as in rehabilitation and are key personnel in the provision of injury care and rehabilitation in sport.

physiotherapy,

n physical therapy; may include massage, exercise, applied heat, ultrasound, electrotherapy, and short-wave diathermy.

physiotherapy

physical therapy.
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With successful completion of this exam, John Josipovic has now become one more of the therapists at Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports, who are qualified to practically apply region specific assessment and treatment skills, which have been acquired through courses offered by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
A marker of the early stage of their influence was the publication in 1980 of their first internationally available textbook--Physiotherapy in Disorders of the Brain--a book that was specifically published to clarify the changing role of physiotherapy in the treatment of adults with brain damage.
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He has recently qualified as an independent prescriber and is also currently studying for a PhD in physiotherapy at Northumbria University.
There were 4073 Pakistani and 1440 patients hailing from Afghanistan in physiotherapy, 1695 were orthopedic Pakistani patients and 996 were Afghanis, 305 were Pakistani in appliances and walking aids while 92 were from Afghanistan, 618 were treated in speech therapy who were from Pakistan while 335 were from Afghanistan and in the same 296 Pakistanis were treated in audiology and 92 Afghanis.
Physiotherapy programmes offered by KIMS also include strategised play therapy, which helps children achieve delayed milestones and make them functional to perform most activities in daily life.
The Physiotherapy Week comprises a host of activities and workshops approved by the Bahrain Physiotherapy Society, the International Federation for Physiotherapy, the American Heart Society including lectures, contests besides fair organised for hospitals and companies and participations from students of this medical discipline.
I really appreciate being able to help patients on their road to recovery, and seeing the progress they are able to make, all with the support from the physiotherapy team.
The OPD expertise lies in Cardio-Pulmonary Physiotherapy, Neurological Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Paralytic Cases, Cerebral Palsy, Sports Physiotherapy, Obesity Management, Diabetes and Hypertension- Lifestyle Management and Pre-natal and Post Natal care.
The 1-year study of 165 patients also examined the interaction between corticosteroids and physiotherapy, finding that patients randomized to placebo injection and physiotherapy had better outcomes than did those who received corticosteroids and physiotherapy, or corticosteroids alone.