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physiatry

 [fiz″e-at´re]
the branch of medicine that uses physical therapy, physical agents, such as light, heat, water, and electricity, and mechanical apparatus, in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of bodily disorders. Called also physiatrics and physical medicine.

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

the study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry

physiatry

/phys·iat·ry/ (-tre) the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease or injury, and the rehabilitation from resultant impairments and disabilities, using physical and sometimes pharmaceutical agents.

physiatry

(fĭz′ē-ăt′rē, fĭ-zī′ə-trē)
n.
2. Physical therapy.

physiatry

[fizī′ətrē]
the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease or injury and the rehabilitation from resultant impairments and disabilities by using physical agents such as light, heat, cold, water, electricity, therapeutic exercise, mechanical apparatus, and sometimes pharmaceutic agents. Also called physiatrics, physical medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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.

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

(fiz'i-kăl med'i-sin)
The medical study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry.

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

(fiz'i-kăl med'i-sin)
The study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry.
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