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Princeton's WordNet

  1. physical therapy, physiotherapy, physiatricsnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. physical therapynoun

    Any of various therapeutic exercises and other activities to treat injury or dysfunction, or such exercises and activities collectively.

  2. physical therapynoun

    The medical discipline dealing with such.

Wikipedia

  1. Physical therapy

    Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions. It is provided by physical therapists who promote, maintain, or restore health through physical examination, diagnosis, management, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention, and health promotion. Physical therapists are known as physiotherapists in many countries. In addition to clinical practice, other aspects of physical therapist practice include research, education, consultation, and health administration. Physical therapy is provided as a primary care treatment or alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services. In some jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, physical therapists have the authority to prescribe medication.

ChatGPT

  1. physical therapy

    Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a healthcare profession that utilizes evidence-based kinesiology, exercise prescription, health education, mobilization, electrical and therapeutic modalities, to treat physical conditions caused by injury, disease, or disability. Its main aim is to alleviate pain, improve movement, restore physical function, and promote overall health and wellness. It can be applied to individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Wikidata

  1. Physical therapy

    Physical therapy, often abbreviated PT, is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. Definitions and licensing requirements in the United States vary among jurisdictions, as each state has enacted its own physical therapy practice act defining the profession within its jurisdiction, but the American Physical Therapy Association has also drafted a model definition in order to limit this variation, and the APTA is also responsible for accrediting physical therapy education curricula throughout the United States of America. In many settings, physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical or rehabilitation services.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of physical therapy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of physical therapy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of physical therapy in a Sentence

  1. Greg Doherty:

    I’m just waiting on some more surgery on my neck, i can’t walk properly these days. I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road.

  2. Harry Daniels:

    Additionally, he can not afford the much-needed physical therapy and treatment that he needs that could give him a chance to make a full recovery.

  3. Andrew Pedtke:

    The foundation of what we’re doing is built upon a gravestone of clinical understanding of the technology gap that exists in the physical therapy world.

  4. Lady Gaga:

    I'm able to laugh now, because I've gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy to heal over the years, my music's been wonderful for me. But I was a shell of my former self at one point. I was not myself. To be fair, I was about 19, so ... I went to Catholic school and all this crazy stuff happened, and I was going, 'Oh, is this just the way adults are?' I was very naive.

  5. Dal Porto:

    For that, for her whole life, [ Kellisa ] has had tons of physical therapy and occupational therapy.


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