Definition of physical therapy in English:

physical therapy

Syllabification: phys·i·cal ther·a·py

noun

US
  • 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
    • He is facing surgery, followed by at least six months of physical therapy.
    • In fact, she's already begun physical therapy.
    • I spent a full month wearing a sling, then began physical therapy.

Derivatives

physical therapist

noun
More example sentences
  • With a staff of 21 people, including doctors, nurses, teachers, physical therapists, and support staff, the village cares for some 70 children and 30 veterans at a time.
  • Also, the rehabilitation department just has eight medical staff including physical therapists, masseurs and rehabilitation nurses.
  • Sometimes intervention by physical therapists and massage therapists helps, sometimes it doesn't, she said.

More definitions of physical therapy

Definition of physical therapy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody