Share this entry

Share this page

physiotherapy

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

Definition of physiotherapy in English:

noun

[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.
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.

Derivatives

physiotherapist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with physiotherapy

aromatherapy, chemotherapy, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, radiotherapy, therapy

Definition of physiotherapy in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing