Definition of physiotherapy in English:


Line breaks: physio|ther¦apy
Pronunciation: /ˌfɪzɪə(ʊ)ˈθɛrəpi
(US physical therapy)


[mass noun]
The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.
More example sentences
  • Recovery can be aided by speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counselling.
  • Video games have been used as a form of physiotherapy or occupational therapy in many different groups of people.
  • A trial might need people, for example, to provide physiotherapy or cognitive behaviour therapy.



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  • The two occupational therapists and three physiotherapists delivering the interventions and the two independent assessors attended a two day training course.
  • Patients in the therapy group underwent a physical examination by physiotherapists, lasting up to one hour.
  • A multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, and occupational therapists cared for patients.

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