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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

(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

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.
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'Some of the challenges include poor funding of research, postgraduate training and continuing professional development in physiotherapy.
He said, as such the Mahboob College of Physiotherapy was initiated and then later the UNHCR approached for further training of Afghan students where 29 female students were enrolled and got training, furthermore one other batch was sponsored for the training in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.
The health ministry, the HEC and the university which gives affiliation to such physiotherapy colleges should check this activity and ensure all colleges are following the rules.
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"In such cases, having a physiotherapy session is often more beneficial than seeing a GP and physiotherapists are able to advise patients on how to deal with their shortterm problem, to avoid it becoming a long-term problem."
The impact extends beyond current and traditionally held roles but has the potential to impact on undergraduate student placements in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, particularly if physiotherapy and clinical exercise physiology students compete for placement hours.
Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in various Physiotherapy Institutes in Sindh, Pakistan among undergraduate physiotherapy students.
He was speaking as the chief guest at a seminar titled, 'Importance of Information Technology in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Treatment' organised by Bangladesh Physiotherapy Association (BPA).
In a bid to provide people suffering from disabilities with the ability to lead an active and healthy life, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has put on display the latest technology in physiotherapy and rehabilitation during its participation in the UAE Innovation Month 2018.
In response to the physiotherapist's federation request, he asked the minister of health to constitute a committee to find out areas where physiotherapy can be applied.
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Liv Cunningham, 22, from Wirral, received The Catrin Pickles Physiotherapy Scholarship, which is supported by an endowment from the Pickles family in memory of Catrin Pickles, a Keele University physiotherapy student.