Meaning of “physical therapy” in the English Dictionary

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"physical therapy" in British English

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physical therapynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfɪz.ɪ.kəl ˈθer.ə.pi/ us /ˌfɪz.ɪ.kəl ˈθer.ə.pi/ US also mainly UK physiotherapy

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"physical therapy" in American English

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physical therapynoun [ U ]

us /ˈfɪz·ɪ·kəl ˈθer·ə·pi/ also physiotherapy, /ˌfɪz·i·oʊˈθer·ə·pi/

the treatment of stiffness, muscle weakness, and pain, esp. by rubbing and moving the sore parts and through exercise

(Definition of “physical therapy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)