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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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. Also called physiotherapy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

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


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