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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

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

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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