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physical therapy

noun [U]  /ˈfɪz·ɪ·kəl ˈθer·ə·pi/ ( also physiotherapy,  /ˌfɪz·i·oʊˈθer·ə·pi/) us  
the treatment of stiffness, muscle weakness, and pain, esp. by rubbing and moving the sore parts and through exercise
Translations of “physical therapy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 物理療法…
in Russian физиотерапия…
in Turkish fizik tedavi, fizyoterapi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物理疗法…
in Polish rehabilitacja lub terapia ruchowa, fizykoterapia…
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