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physical therapy


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable and uncountable Any of various therapeutic exercises and other activities to treat injury or dysfunction, or such exercises and activities collectively.
  • noun uncountable The medical discipline dealing with such.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities


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