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

  • n. See physical therapy.

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  • n. therapy that uses physical techniques such as massage, ultrasound, heat, and exercise

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Treatment of disease by means of physical remedies, such as massage, gymnastics, etc., instead of drugs.

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


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  • With more than 900 patients having passed through MSF's surgical facilities and increasing numbers of patients with renal failure receiving life-saving dialysis, there is already a significant need for specialist care and also for long-term care, such as physiotherapy and psychological support.

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