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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,

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

physiotherapy

physical therapy.
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