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ergotherapy

 [er″go-ther´ah-pe]
treatment of disease by physical effort.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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).
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Factors influencing the effectiveness of ergotherapy in the early rehabilitation stage in patients with cerebral stroke.
As is often the case, the mother of Lukas went the general medical route, involving neurological evaluations and ergotherapy. The suggestion to place her son on Ritalin caused her to evaluate alternative options.
He called his treatment "ergotherapy;" the work-cure he set for Owen included writing poetry to unleash "the phantoms of the mind."
Knusel demands respect and a "place fo r balneology in today's mechanised world." Erika Huber, head of the Physical- and Ergotherapy Department at the University of Zurich's Rheumatology Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine, concurs with Knusel and points out there are certain benefits of balneology that are uncontested, even by empirical scientists.
Later, Professor Leon Ballif contributed to the prestige of "Socola" School by setting a physiopathological direction for the research and by promoting mental health and ergotherapy in our country (2).
She explained that the aid went to meeting mainly children's needs relating to improving their living conditions, contributing towards treatments like speech therapy, physiotherapy, ergotherapy and hydrotherapy, and covering learning needs and psychological support.
Laboratory, nuclear medicine, hemodynamics, X-ray, radiotherapy, electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, inhalotherapy, audiology and orthophony, physiotherapy, ergotherapy, and hemodialysis were aggregated using a Fisher index.
The health ministry offers all related services for free, including specialised neurological exams, up-to-date pharmacotherapy, treatment interventions, as well as supportive treatments like physiotherapy and ergotherapy.