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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.

Freebase

  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. Julie Fritz:

    Back pain is very common and many patients are advised to attend physical therapy at some point, the challenge for researchers is to continue to examine which particular physical therapy interventions work for specific types of patients with low back pain and determine the optimal timing for physical therapy intervention.

  2. Zack McCormick:

    The goal of epidural steroid injection is not for long term ‘ cure, ’ but rather to( improve) symptoms in order to allow restoration of sleep, quality of life, and tolerance of physical therapy, epidural steroid injections should not be used as an isolated therapy.

  3. 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.

  4. Vijay Gorantla:

    We believe that additional, minor surgical procedures – and commitment to more physical therapy – could improve the function of his hands to help him with activities of daily living.

  5. Susan Lilly told CNN:

    David Deutchman was at a physical therapy appointment in the neighboring building and David Deutchman saw the hospital and just popped in, david Deutchman said,' I want to do something with kids.

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